Denmark

The rather small country of Denmark is 43.098 square kilometers and situated in Scandinavia. Denmark has a population of approximately 5.5 million people. The capital is Copenhagen with 1.2 million inhabitants.

Denmark is a monarchy and the Danish monarchy can be traced back more than 1000 years. Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972) is official Head of State.

Currency
The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK).

100 USD = 559,04 DKK

100 EUR = 745,76 DKK

Getting to and around in Denmark

Visa
You can read about Visa rules at www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/

You do not need a visa to enter Denmark if you hold a residence card issued under the EU regulations on free movement, and your residence card was issued by an EU country which is also a Schengen country. Furthermore, you can be issued a visa in connection with a business visit. Read more at www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/when_is_visa_granted/when_is_visa_granted.htm

Climate
Denmark has a temperate climate and in November it is usually around 5 degrees Celsius.

The Danish society
Denmark is known as a welfare state by the scandinavian model and Denmark is often cited as one of the world's best countries to live in. The strong welfare state ensures economic equality in society and the virtual non-existence of corruption. Among other things, the Danish welfare system offers free education for everyone. In Denmark, basic education is compulsory and more than 50% of a year group enter higher education.

Government and Politics
The political system of Denmark is that of a multi-party structure, where several parties can be represented in Parliament at any one time. Danish governments are often characterised by minority administrations, aided with the help of one or more supporting parties. This means that Danish politics is based on consensus politics. Since 1909, no single party has had the majority in Parliament.

The present Government has since 3rd October 2011 consisted of the parties Social Democrats, Social Liberals and Socialist People´s Party. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, from the Social Democrats is the Prime Minister (Head of Government).

Known for quality and design
Between the 13th and 17th centuries, Denmark was a superpower whose influence was as powerful as that of the largest European countries. Today, the current size and influence of Denmark is the result of 400 years of forced relinquishments of land, surrenders and lost battles. For a small country though, Denmark still punches above its weight in many different areas including design, architecture, farming, green technology and pharmaceuticals.