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Brief Facts About Denmark


Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes.” The first mention of the name of the kingdom Denmark comes from about A.D. 900 in King Alfred the Great of England’s translation of Orosius’ Geography.
In Denmark, it rains or snows every second day. On average, Denmark has 171 days with precipitation of more than 0.004 in. (0.1 mm). In 2009,

Denmark had 184 days of precipitation.
Denmark can be windy. The average wind speed is a breezy 13 miles per hour (5.8 m/sec). During Hurricane Allan on October 28, 2013, record-breaking wind speeds of 88 miles per hour (142 km/h) and gusts of 119 miles per hour (193 km/h) were registered.

Denmark is an archipelago made up of over 100 islands, some of which are not even inhabited.
The Danish monarchy is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world and has existed for over 1,000 years.
There are more than two times as many bicycles as cars in Denmark

Denmark has more than twice the amount of bicycles (4.2 million) than cars (1.8 million). Copenhageners pedal more than 1.13 million km on their bicycles each day.
Denmark is reported to be the happiest country in the world.
As of 2013, Denmark has 14 Nobel laureates, mainly in literature (4) and physiology/medicine (5). With its relatively small population, this is one of the highest numbers of Nobel laureates per capita in the world.

Princess Mary, the wife of Danish Crown Prince Frederik, originally hails from Tasmania, Australia.Scandinavians, including Danes, are the world’s highest per-capital consumers of coffee, with Danes (who drink an average of four cups a day) coming in third after Sweden and Finland.[
Greenland is the world’s largest island, assuming Australia is a continent, and has a total area of 840,000 square miles (2,175,600 sq km). About 80% of Greenland is covered by a huge ice-sheet that is up to 2 miles (3 km) thick. Since 1953, it has been declared a part of the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Denmark is considered the “least corrupt” country in the world.
Denmark has 7,314 miles (11,771 km) of coastline, which is longer than the Great Wall of China and equals almost 1.5 meters of coast per Danish citizen.
In Denmark, age is no barrier to love. In 2009, the oldest Danish bride was 94 years old while her groom was over 100 years. The youngest Danish bride was 19 while her groom was 18 years old.

Practically all Danes know how to swim, and swimming lessons are part of the compulsory curriculum in all state schools.
In Denmark, pornography can be purchased at the local petrol station.
One-fifth of all Danish families are affected by crime each year. The numbers of reported crimes have more than tripled in the last 30 years to over half a million per year, especially violent crime, break-ins, and petty theft.

Pedophiles are considered sick people in Denmark that should be helped rather than punished. They have registered societies in Denmark and meet in municipal clubhouses to discuss their common interest and exchange experiences.
Denmark actually has a place to surf called Cold Hawaii, and it is one of the best beaches in Scandinavia for surfing.
Three Danish films have sold over 1 million tickets each, and all three of them were action comedies about a gang called Olsen Banden (Olsen Gang). The foreign film seen by most Danes ever is Titanic, with 1.4 million tickets sold.

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