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All Interesting Facts on Denmark Denmark - Peninsula fancifully situated on the Map of West Europe , it looks like Denmark somehow turned to Sweden. In the sea near Danish coast spread about 400 islands.

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A lots of interesting facts on Denmark exist and you can find them below:

  • Did you know, that Denmark is the oldest monarchy of west and until 19th sentry Denmark controlled whole northern Europe and was very important power! Also you can easily remember Vikings , in old days they had conquered England and Normand. Very long time ago Denmark owned Sweden, and Norway but in 20th century Denmark has lost all this territory -The slogan : "Beauty in small", has been invented in order to justify modern claims of the country.
  • The Vikings lived from 800 to 1200 in the period of time known as the Viking Age. Originally , they come not only from Denmark but also from Norway and Sweden. By the way, the South of Sweden still consider themselves more Danes than Swedes.
  • Greenland is the largest island in the world. Since 1953, the island is declared part of the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • In the history of Denmark was 14 Nobel Prize winners, including 4 Prize for Literature and 5 - in Physiology or Medicine, and 1 - Peace Prize.
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  • The Vikings were good sailors and most fearsome warriors of this period. Once the French capital, Paris was seized. The French king didn't dare to fight against them. He decided to pay money so Viking would live France.This money now are called Dannegeld. Later this word spread into another cultures.
  • The Danes haven't been a threat to anyone for hundreds of years.
  • Greenland and the Faroe Islands have been a part of Denmark since the 1700s.
  • Faroe Islands used to belong to Norway, but not any more - Norway lost the islands after the King of Norway has lost drunken poker game with King of Denmark.
  • For now Faroe Islands is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroes have been self-governing since 1948 and they refuse to become a member of European Union. This allows them ignore strict Euro laws regarding slaughter of protected mammals.

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  • We can say that in Denmark, is a strange climate. Almost all year round temperature in their area of ​​10-20 degrees Celsius and rain is quite common. Constantly there is some gloom in the sky. Danes joke that their summer is different from winter because in the summer rain a little bit warmer.
  • Ribe - the oldest city in Scandinavia, in the south of Jutland. During the latest excavations under the ground silver coins were found. Proving that there was a town on the same site as early as 700 AD.
  • Most Famous Danes is writer Hans Christian Andersen , whose fairy tales have been translated into more languages then any other book in the whole world ( except off course the Bible ).
  • Every year in Copenhagen arrives more than a million tourists in order to look at the 165-centimeter statue of the Little Mermaid (fairytale heroine). This sculpture created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913 and set on a rock at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbor.
  • Lars Ulrich ( One of founders of Metallica ) was born in Denmark. This facts is interesting, because in whole history only two famous performers of heavy metal were ever born in Denmark: King Diamond and Ulrich himself.
  • Stroget in Copenhagen is one of the longest shopping street in whole Europe.
  • Park "Bakken" located in Klampenborg (Denmark), was opened in 1583, is the oldest operating amusement park. It is the only of surviving medieval "gardens of pleasure".
  • Copenhagen's Tivoli amusement park is one of biggest and popular in Europe. Actually it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.
    Once Walt Disney visited Tivoli and he was so exited with it that later he decided to make something similar. As a result, he created the famous Disney Land.
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  • Denmark has a lot of famous companies like:
    Carlsberg and Tuborg ( beer), Royal Copenhagen (porcelain ), Danish company Danfoss , Arla, Danish masters a well known for their furniture design. Also widely known are Danish sweet dainty- Danish Pastry.
  • Denmark produce a lots of stuff. Some of the goods well known in the world. In 1847 Denmark started to export to England wonderful Danish bacon. People in England liked it very much.
    Today Denmark export bacon worldwide.
    "Lurpak" butter is probably the best known brand of butter in the world. You can buy it in more then 100 countries.

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  • In fact the famous Sail-like Opera House
    in Sydney, Australia was designed by Dansh Architect Jorn Utzon in 1957.
    Later he designed the Melli Bank in Teheran and Kuwaiti parlament.
  • The Royal Library in Copenhagen is the oldest in Scandinavia (1673). It consists of 500,000 volumes and 20,000 manuscripts. Among them the last great collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Pali and Sinhalese languages.
  • Among other things Danish people have invented the widely known children playthings LEGO. The name "LEGO" - an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well."
    Lego started to produce toys in 1932. The really interesting fact , for the more than sixty years was sold over 320 billion units of Lego bricks all around the Globe.
    If we make very simple calculation we found out that every human being in the world is owner of about 56 Lego bricks.

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