Described to be the happiest country in the world, Denmark is known as a country with rich history, small swaying roads, attractive lakes, unique historical places and delightful Danish food. Learn more interesting Denmark facts in this list we’ve gathered for you.
1. The official name of Denmark is the Kingdom of Denmark.
2. The population of Denmark is around 5,707,251.
3. The total area of the Denmark is 43,560 square kilometers.
4. Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes.”
5. Copenhagen is the capital of the Denmark located on the island of Zealand.
6. The Oresund Bridge combined railway and motorway bridge across the Oresund strait between Sweden and Denmark.
7. The official language of Denmark is Danish.
8. Every second day in Denmark, it snows or rains.
9. Gudena is the Longest River in Denmark, It flows a distance of 98 miles (158 km) from its source.
10. Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines.
11. The tallest point in Denmark is 170 meters high, a hill called Mollehoj.
12. Denmark’s national flag is the world’s oldest state flag.
13. Denmark is made up of over 100 islands.
14. Denmark’s current flag was designed in 1219.
15. Copenhagen has more bicycle than people.
16. Denmark charges a tax of 150% on new car purchases.
17. In Denmark, Bakken and Tivoli are the world’s oldest amusement park.
18. Lego is one of the world’s favorite toys and it was invented in Billund, Denmark.
19. Denmark is described to be the happiest country in the world.
20. Danish monarchy is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world.
21. It is prohibited to burn foreign flags in Denmark, but legal to burn the Danish flag.
22. According to the Corruption Perception Index, New Zealand and Denmark are the world’s least corrupt countries.
23. Denmark is rated as the easiest place to do business in Europe.
24. Bluetooth acquired its name from the second ruler of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth.
25. Denmark has official rules about what a baby can be named.
26. As of 2013, Denmark had 14 Nobel laureates, mainly in the literature (4) and physiology/medicine (5) category. With its relatively small population, this is one of the highest numbers of Nobel laureates per capita in the world.
27. Carlsberg and Tuborg are two of the most famous Danish beer brands.
28. Denmark has the highest employment rate in Europe.
29. Denmark is the first country to legalize same-sex unions in 1989.
30. Denmark has a place to surf called Cold Hawaii known as one of the best beaches in Scandinavia for surfing.
31. Denmark is also the world’s leading producer and exporter of ranch mink.
32. There are more pigs than people in Denmark.
33. Princess Mary, the wife of Danish Crown Prince Frederik formerly hails from Tasmania.
34. Copenhagen’s harbor has been thoroughly cleaned and the inner harbor is clean enough for people to swim.
35. Danish women have the lowest occurrence of obesity in the EU according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
36. Gracefully curving lur horns, are the world’s oldest surviving musical instrument. Some date to the Bronze Age.
37. There are special traffic lights just for cyclists and the Danish pride themselves to be the best city to be on a bicycle.
38. There is usually a brisk breeze blowing in Denmark, the average wind speed is 7.6 m/sec.
39. The world’s greatest fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark.
40. Denmark is world’s biggest consumer of meat per capita.