Denmark Religion, Geography, Politics and Population

By | July 13, 2022

Religion in Denmark

Most of the believing population of the country are Lutherans (87%).

Transport in Denmark

Inside the country, it is best to travel by train, they are modern and comfortable. If you need to get to the islands or parts of the country separated by water, use the ferries.

Bus service is developed inside the cities. They walk not only during the day, but also at night, but already with increased intervals – half an hour. Copenhagen has a metro. On buses, the driver is supposed to pay, and in the subway they buy a ticket at the box office, and then stamp it in a yellow machine placed on the platform.

In order to rent a car, you must be over 20 years old, have an international driving license and a credit card.

Plant and Animal World in Denmark

10% of the country’s territory is occupied by forests – in the east and north, separate massifs of indigenous beech forests have been preserved, in the west and north of Jutland, coniferous forest plantations (fir, spruce, larch and pine) predominate. Most of the country’s area is occupied by agricultural land.

The fauna of the forests is represented by red and spotted deer, roe deer, foxes, hares, squirrels and badgers.

Minerals in Denmark

On the territory of Denmark there are deposits of oil, natural gas and potash salt.

Banks in Denmark

Banks are open on weekdays from 09:30 to 16:00, on Thursday – until 18:00, at some airports, railway stations, exchange offices are open on weekends.

Money in Denmark

The official currency of Denmark is the Danish krone. 1 Danish krone is equal to 100 øre. In circulation there are banknotes of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 crowns, as well as coins of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 crown, 50 and 25 ore.

Currency can be exchanged at exchange offices, banks and post offices. All major banks, hotels, shops and restaurants accept travelers checks. Credit cards are accepted everywhere.

Rate: 10 Danish Krone (DKK) = 1.43 USD

Political State in Denmark

According to politicsezine, the Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy where the crown is hereditary. The head of state is the king, who governs the country jointly with the cabinet of ministers headed by the prime minister. Legislative power is exercised by a unicameral parliament, the Folketing.

Population in Denmark

95% of the country’s population are Danes, 5% are Eskimos (mostly live on the island of Greenland), there are Faroese (Faroe Islands), about 40 thousand Germans live in the south of Jutland.

The official language of the country is Danish. German is also spoken in the southern part of Jutland.

Cuisine in Denmark

Danish national cuisine has borrowed many recipes from German and Scandinavian cuisines.

Its distinctive feature is more than two hundred different recipes for all kinds of sandwiches. They are considered here as a separate dish, or eaten as a snack. You can try sandwiches with radishes and pineapple, chicken and salmon, seaweed, anchovies or capers, as well as sandwiches with salad mass.

Pork dishes are usually served for the second, the most popular stew with red cabbage, pork liver with crispy fried onions, pork liver pate, pork with apples and prunes, vegetables with lard. The side dish is most often served with fried potatoes or stewed cabbage.

For dessert, you should try the national Danish dish “roed-greuz-meuse-fleuse” – a thick berry jelly soup with whipped cream, as well as Copenhagen or Danish buns, apple pie with currant jelly, jam and Danish sweets.

The national drink of Denmark is beer. The most popular local brands are “Tuborg” and “Carlsberg”. From other alcoholic drinks, we can recommend the Danish liqueur “Sherrihering” and vodka “Akvavit”, which is called “schnapps”.

Varde (Denmark)

Varde is located on the west coast of Jutland. This is an ancient city with several churches built in the Romanesque style, Minibien Park, which is a copy of the city in proportions of 1:10, and Tambors Park, where you will see the most unusual plants brought from all over the Earth.

Roskilde (Denmark)

Roskilde is the ancient capital of Denmark, because the status of the capital passed to Copenhagen only in the 15th century. The city is located 30 km west of Copenhagen.

The most interesting in Roskilde is the ancient Cathedral. It began to be erected in 1170, and construction was completed in 1280. In 1995, the cathedral was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, of course, because since the Reformation, all Danish kings and queens have been buried in the cathedral. The remains of the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, are also buried in the cathedral.

The city is called the “capital of the Vikings”. In the 50s of the 20th century, it was discovered that 5 ships were buried in the fjords, sunk around the year 1000, their wreckage was raised and pieced together in accordance with the technology of that time. In the Navigation Museum you can see these exhibits.

In the vicinity of Roskilde, a rock festival takes place every summer.

Roskilde (Denmark)