Denmark

Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster and 429 other named islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, 72 of which are inhabited. Even though Denmark is a small country with only 5.6 million people, it has a fascinating and rich history to tell. Denmark is one of the world’s oldest monarchies with a history that stretches back to the Viking Age around the year 1000. The strong welfare state ensures economic equality in society and the virtual non-existence of corruption, Denmark has once again been ranked as the happiest nation in the world, this time by UN’s World Happiness Report 2016 Update. Creating a green and sustainable society is one of the key goals for Denmark. More than 20 per cent of Denmark’s energy already comes from renewable energy, and the goal is to reach 100 percent by 2050. Much of the renewable energy comes from wind turbines, where Denmark is a world leader when it comes to developing new technology.

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