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Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes. Here are some interesting facts about Denmark-
Interesting Facts About Denmark By: http://ohfact.com/ Denmark (/ˈdɛnmɑːrk/; Danish: Danmark [ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊] (listen)) is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost and smallest of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark is a sovereign statethat comprises Denmark proper and two autonomous constituent countriesin the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 square kilometres (16,573 sq mi),and a population of 5.7 million.The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelagoof 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and Funen. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Read More At: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark Interesting Facts About Denmark Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes.” The first mention of the name of the kingdom Denmark comes from about A.D. 900 in King Alfred the Great of England’s translation of Orosius’ Geography. In Denmark, it rains or snows every second day. On average, Denmark has 171 days with precipitation of more than 0.004 in. (0.1 mm). In 2009, Denmark had 184 days of precipitation. Denmark can be windy. The average wind speed is a breezy 13 miles per hour (5.8 m/sec). During Hurricane Allan on October 28, 2013, record-breaking wind speeds of 88 miles per hour (142 km/h) and gusts of 119 miles per hour (193 km/h) were registered. Denmark is an archipelago made up of over 100 islands, some of which are not even inhabited. The Danish monarchy is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world and has existed for over 1,000 years. There are more than two times as many bicycles as cars in Denmark. Denmark has more than twice the amount of bicycles (4.2 million) than cars (1.8 million). Copenhageners pedal more than 1.13 million km on their bicycles each day. Denmark is reported to be the happiest country in the world. As of 2013, Denmark has 14 Nobel laureates, mainly in literature (4) and physiology/medicine (5). With its relatively small population, this is one of the highest numbers of Nobel laureates per capita in the world. Princess Mary, the wife of Danish Crown Prince Frederik, originally hails from Tasmania, Australia. Scandinavians, including Danes, are the world’s highest per- capital consumers of coffee, with Danes (who drink an average of four cups a day) coming in third after Sweden and Finland. Greenland is the world’s largest island, assuming Australia is a continent, and has a total area of 840,000 square miles (2,175,600 sq km). About 80% of Greenland is covered by a huge ice-sheet that is up to 2 miles (3 km) thick. Since 1953, it has been declared a part of the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark is considered the “least corrupt” country in the world. Denmark has 7,314 miles (11,771 km) of coastline, which is longer than the Great Wall of China and equals almost 1.5 meters of coast per Danish citizen. In Denmark, age is no barrier to love. In 2009, the oldest Danish bride was 94 years old while her groom was over 100 years. The youngest Danish bride was 19 while her groom was 18 years old. Practically all Danes know how to swim, and swimming lessons are part of the compulsory curriculum in all state schools. Read More At: http://ohfact.com/interesting-facts-about-denmark/