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Denmark: Scandinavian Country with Robust Economy

Jutland and its 400 surrounding islands form one of Europe's smallest countries i.e. Denmark. Under Danish leadership the Union of Kalmar united all of Scandinavia States that changed the course and fate of all Nordic nations. D emark was one of the founding members of the United Nations and NATO and in 1973 joined the EU. Some of the big cities of Damark include Copenhagen, Aalborg and Aarhus.

Denmark Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures:

  • National Name: Kingdom of Denmark
  • Capital: Copenhagen
  • Total area : 43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles)
  • Population: 5.4 million (UN, 2007)
  • Currency: Krone
  • Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority), English is the predominant second language
  • Ethnicity/ Races: Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
  • GDP (Per Capita): $37,200 (2007 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 75.8 years, Female: 80.59 years (2008 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: Male: 99%, Female: 99% (2003 est.)

Geographical Information on Denmark :

The mainland is bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway. Demark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and hundreds of minor islands referred as the Danish Archipelago.

Climate across the Denmark changes slightly between summer and winter. Here weather condition changes from warm to cool rather than hot to freezing. Rainfall occurs throughout the year, with the heaviest amounts falling from September - November.

Economy of Demark:

Denmark is known for its healthy economy, employment ratio and social security system that is the envy of many industrialised countries. Damark is known for its modern economy and extensive welfare system and its model of development has become a case study for many countries. Denmark is regarded as ?the happiest place in the world' based on standards of health, welfare, education and income equality, which is one of the world's highest.

Culture and Cuisine Of Denmark:

The Art and Culture of Denmark are rich in diversities and varieties. Denmark is a place that is famous for beautifully designed ceramics, silverware, porcelain, and home furnishings. Copenhagen has a permanent exhibition of arts and crafts where artisans from all over world come to display and sell their work . Denmark was the first country in the world that made pornography legal in the year of 1969. Danish filmmakers have also garnered considerable acclaim in their trade. Some famous Danish filmmakers are Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.

The preparation of Demark cuisine is influenced from the Holland, Sweden and some part of Germany. Freshness of the cooking ingredients is the most significant part of Danish cuisine. Meat, fish or any other kinds of seafood is staple part of Danish cuisine. Potato is the indispensable vegetable of Danish diet and is present in all the meals.

Tourist Attractions of Denmark:

Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian country that has fine blend of rural and urban with ancient castles and modern architecture. The main attraction for the tourist in Denmark is the state capital Copenhagen . It is one of the Europe's oldest capitals and its historic architecture, museums and romantic atmosphere makes it one of the biggest tourist attractions. Denmark has four sites in the World Heritage Site list of the UNESCO.

Denmark is a country where cycling is a popular pastime with thousands of kilometers of established cycling routes. Swimming, windsurfing, yachting and fishing are other outdoor opportunities to enjoy.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Denmark include:

•  Aalborg

•  Billund

•  Aarhus

•  Copenhagen

•  Odense

•  Viborg

Dutch government threatens to boycott Euro 2012

May 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The Hague, May 2 (IANS) Dutch government officials and the royal family said they would not attend Euro 2012 Football Championships in Ukraine if the condition of imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko do not improve, the outgoing Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal told local newspapers Wednesday.

Seychelles to prosecute four pirates

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Copenhagen, April 30 (IANS) Denmark has reached an agreement with the Seychelles to prosecute four Somali pirates held on board a Danish warship, the Danish foreign ministry said.

Maruti Suzuki exports one millionth vehicle

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday dispatched its one millionth vehicle, a red coloured hatchback A-star, for delivery in Denmark.

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Three held in Denmark on terror charges

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) Three people - including a Jordanian and a Turk - were arrested in the Danish capital Friday on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist act, officials said.

City dwellers face double risk of heart disease

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) People residing in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those who live in less polluted urban or rural areas, according to a study.

City centre residents 80 pc likelier to develop coronary artery calcification

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): People who live in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those living in less polluted urban and rural areas, a new study has found.

Vitamin D supplements 'as good as' drugs at reducing BP

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Vitamin D supplements could be as effective as some of the prescribed pill, when it comes to lowering blood pressure in patients diagnosed with hypertension, researchers say.

Asia's first Legoland to open in September in Malaysia

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Asia's first Legoland is set to open for business on Sept. 15 in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, bringing a new tourist attraction to the country.

Asia's first Legoland to open in Malaysia

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (IANS) Asia's first Legoland is coming up in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, bringing a new tourist attraction to the country.

Euro 2012: Danish footballers banned from using social media

April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Copenhagen, April 25 (IANS) Denmark's national football team has been banned from using Twitter and other social media sites during the upcoming European Championships 2012, the country's governing body for the game has said.

Molecular alternatives to life offer new insight into evolution

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.

Chen Jin on course for Olympic berth

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Qingdao (China), April 19 (IANS) Chinese shuttler Chen Jin still needs a good run to confirm his ticket to the London Olympic Games as he and Danish veteran Peter Gade both entered top eight in the men's singles at the Badminton Asia and European Championships here Thursday.

Asian badminton: Ajay Jayaram goes down fighting

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Qingdao (China), April 18 (IANS) India's top shuttler Ajay Jayaram went down fighting to Wei Nan of Hong Kong over three games in the second round of the men's singles event in the Asian badminton championships here Wednesday. He lost 22-24, 21-11, 15-21.

Chinese firm eyes Iceland resort

April 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A Chinese company is planning to develop an eco-tourism resort in Iceland.

Finnish professor charged with spying for Russia

April 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Finnish academic has been charged by Denmark with aiding alleged Russian spies in Copenhagen.

'Pak linked' terror suspects planned to kill Danish Crown Prince in 'Mumbai-style terror attack'

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Copenhagen, Apr 14 (ANI): Four Islamic terror suspects planned a 'Mumbai-style' terror attack to target Danish Crown Prince Frederik in revenge for a newspaper's publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, a court has heard.

BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients

April 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Copenhagen, April 11 (IANS) Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.

Doubts cast over 'no cancer risk for kids using cell phones'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have raised doubts over a study published last year that did not succeed in finding a link between mobile phone use and brain tumours in children and teens.

Russia to spend $44 bn on Arctic projects

April 6, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia intends to spend 1.3 trillion rubles (around $44 billion) on economic and social projects in the Arctic till 2020, a minister said.

Low energy density diets may help lose weight

April 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): Consuming a diet low in energy density may be an effective strategy for managing body weight, suggest researchers.

Gallup poll declares Denmark happiest nation in the world, Togo unhappiest

April 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Los Angeles (US), Apr.3 (ANI): Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland and Norway have been declared the three happiest nations in the world during the last six years (2005 to 2011), according to a Gallup poll.

Capsized Costa Concordia to be refloated in 'biggest ever operation'

April 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

London, Apr 2 (ANI): Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast in January 2012, will be refloated in what is to be the biggest operation of its kind.

Vaginal injuries 'as common as rape in consensual sex'

April 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

London, Apr 1 (ANI): Researchers have cast doubt over the commonly held belief that vaginal injuries proves forced intercourse.

HIV affected play football to spread awareness

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Once ostracised and stigmatized, eleven HIV-affected people rubbed shoulders with football teams from various embassies in the The Football4Hope - "United Cup 2012" here to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Brazil's head coach warned to produce results

March 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Rio de Janeiro, March 25 (IANS) Mano Menezes, head coach of the Brazilian men's national football team, revealed that he received a stern warning from the interim president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Jose Maria Marin.

Apple has sold 3 million iPads since Friday

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Tech giant Apple has announced that it has sold a whopping three million new iPad units since its sale began Friday.

Poor dental hygiene puts congenital heart disease patients at endocarditis risk

March 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Patients with congenital heart disease floss, brush and visit the dentist less than their peers, and researchers say these poor dental hygiene behaviours could increase their risk of endocarditis.

Art could help stroke survivors recover better

March 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Stroke survivors who appreciate music, painting and theatre have a significantly higher quality of life than those who don't, according to a new research.

Art could help stroke survivors recover better

March 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Stroke survivors who appreciate music, painting and theatre have a significantly higher quality of life than those who don't, according to a new research.

Poor dental hygiene puts congenital heart disease patients at endocarditis risk

March 17, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Patients with congenital heart disease floss, brush and visit the dentist less than their peers, and researchers say these poor dental hygiene behaviours could increase their risk of endocarditis.

Dark matter 'stretched out like gigantic football' in elusive galaxy cluster

March 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster named Abell 383, which is located nearly about 2.3 billion light years from Earth.

CO2 emissions 'making us all fatter'

March 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

London, March 15 (ANI): Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is being blamed for global warming issues - but it may also be making us all fatter, a Danish researcher has suggested.

CO2 emissions 'making us all fatter'

March 15, 2012 at 4:44 PM

London, March 15 (ANI): Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is being blamed for global warming issues - but it may also be making us all fatter, a Danish researcher has suggested.

Dark matter 'stretched out like gigantic football' in elusive galaxy cluster

March 15, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster named Abell 383, which is located nearly about 2.3 billion light years from Earth.

Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray 'could help kick the butt'

February 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New York, Feb 29 (ANI): Nicotine spray may be the latest replacement therapy for those who want to quit smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.

Rest and exercise 'equally effective on lower back pain'

February 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Lower back pain caused by pathological changes in the bones of spine can be hard to treat and the presently recommended therapy of exercise and staying active usually does not help alleviate the pain.

Rest and exercise 'equally effective on lower back pain'

February 29, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Lower back pain caused by pathological changes in the bones of spine can be hard to treat and the presently recommended therapy of exercise and staying active usually does not help alleviate the pain.

Nicotine quick-fix mouth spray 'could help kick the butt'

February 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

New York, Feb 29 (ANI): Nicotine spray may be the latest replacement therapy for those who want to quit smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.

Neanderthals were nearly extinct in Europe when modern humans arrived

February 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers, studying ancient DNA, have suggested that most Neanderthals in Europe already were largely extinct 50,000 years ago - long before modern humans first arrived in the continent.

Drugs 'may help improve memory and learning'

February 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have recently shown that some drugs can actually improve cognitive function, which may have implications for our understanding of disorders like Alzheimer's disease.

Sunderland striker Bendtner banned from driving for 56 days for over speeding

February 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

London, Feb 22(ANI): Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for 56 days from driving and fined 660 pounds after he confessed speeding at 104 mph in his Porsche.

Drugs 'may help improve memory and learning'

February 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have recently shown that some drugs can actually improve cognitive function, which may have implications for our understanding of disorders like Alzheimer's disease.

Sunderland striker Bendtner banned from driving for 56 days for over speeding

February 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

London, Feb 22(ANI): Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for 56 days from driving and fined 660 pounds after he confessed speeding at 104 mph in his Porsche.

Finnish First Gentleman caught staring at Princess Mary's cleavage

February 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): Princess Mary of Denmark caught the Finnish president's husband - called the First Gentleman - staring down her dress at a state dinner.

Finnish First Gentleman caught staring at Princess Mary's cleavage

February 18, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): Princess Mary of Denmark caught the Finnish president's husband - called the First Gentleman - staring down her dress at a state dinner.

1st wireless drug-delivery chip shows promise to treat osteoporosis

February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection.

1st wireless drug-delivery chip shows promise to treat osteoporosis

February 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection.

Wills-Kate's flight takes 'mid-air emergency' to avoid collision on runway

February 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

London, Feb 13 (ANI): Prince William and Kate Middleton were left 'terrified' after a plane flying them into Britain narrowly avoided colliding with another aircraft which hadn't cleared a runway in time, it is claimed.

Babies born to older mum or dad likelier to suffer from autism

February 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

London, Feb 6 (ANI): Children are more susceptible to autism if either of their parents is older than 35 at the time of conception, researchers say.

Babies born to older mum or dad likelier to suffer from autism

February 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM

London, Feb 6 (ANI): Children are more susceptible to autism if either of their parents is older than 35 at the time of conception, researchers say.

Moderate boozing ups miscarriage risk by 66pc

January 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Drinking just two glasses of alcohol a week can raise miscarriage risk in early pregnancy by 66 percent, a new study has revealed.

Moderate boozing ups miscarriage risk by 66pc

January 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Drinking just two glasses of alcohol a week can raise miscarriage risk in early pregnancy by 66 percent, a new study has revealed.

Spotify hits 3 mln paid users following 'deep partnership' with Facebook

January 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

London, Jan 29 (ANI): Popular music streaming service Spotify now has 3 million paying users worldwide, the company has revealed.

Spotify hits 3 mln paid users following 'deep partnership' with Facebook

January 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM

London, Jan 29 (ANI): Popular music streaming service Spotify now has 3 million paying users worldwide, the company has revealed.

Mouth spray developed from marijuana to treat severe cancer pain

January 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A British pharmaceutical company has developed a mouth spray from key ingredients of marijuana to treat severe cancer pain.

Solving 'biodiversity crisis requires political will to ensure a safe future'

January 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Dealing with biodiversity crisis requires political will and it needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge if we are to ensure a safe future for the planet, a new study has suggested.

Solving 'biodiversity crisis requires political will to ensure a safe future'

January 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Dealing with biodiversity crisis requires political will and it needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge if we are to ensure a safe future for the planet, a new study has suggested.

Nuclear Summit process endeavors to focus attention on threat posed by nuclear terrorism: Mathai

January 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Tuesday said the main objective of the Nuclear Summit process has been to focus high-level global attention on the threat posed by nuclear terrorism and the measures required to address the global challenge of preventing terrorists and other non-state actors from gaining access to sensitive nuclear materials, technology and information.

Shortened ends of chromosomes may be behind osteoarthritis

January 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Abnormally shortened ends of chromosomes could be the underlying reason behind development of osteoarthritis, a new study has revealed.

Caroline Wozniacki says she, not boyfriend Rory McIlroy, is real 'superstar'

January 16, 2012 at 7:58 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Caroline Wozniacki has revealed that she teases her boyfriend, golf ace, Rory McIlroy saying she is the real superstar in their relationship.

Money can indeed buy you happiness

January 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Money - and lots of it - is the most important factor in making us feel content, researchers say.

Shortened ends of chromosomes may be behind osteoarthritis

January 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Abnormally shortened ends of chromosomes could be the underlying reason behind development of osteoarthritis, a new study has revealed.

Caroline Wozniacki says she, not boyfriend Rory McIlroy, is real 'superstar'

January 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Caroline Wozniacki has revealed that she teases her boyfriend, golf ace, Rory McIlroy saying she is the real superstar in their relationship.

Money can indeed buy you happiness

January 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Money - and lots of it - is the most important factor in making us feel content, researchers say.

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