Denmark's The Best

About Denmark

Country-Denmark
Capital-Copenhagen

Geography

Located in Europe and surrounded by Sweden & Germany.

Major landforms are the Jutland Peninsula & Fjords.

A major landmark is Kronberg Castle.

A major body of water is Kattegat Bay.

The country is wealthy, so there's a high standard of living and people are happy.

Government

The country has a democratic government.

The leader of Denmark is Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

The leaders are chosen by voting.

The rights, roles & responsibilities of the citizens of Denmark are freedom of expression and religion, and corporate social responsibility.

Economy

Denmark is a wealthy nation with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $341.95 billion USD in 2014.

The Danish krone is the currency of Denmark.
The main export is oil.

In Denmark the average life expectancy is 79.25 yrs, the birth rate is 10.22 births per 1,000 people in the population. There is a 99% literacy rate and the drinking water source is 100%.

Culture

Danish people wear clothing that is similar to what is worn in the US.

The major language spoken in Denmark is Danish.

Major holidays are Christmas and Easter.
The main religions in Denmark are Lutheran and Muslim.

Pork meats like bacon, and pastry are common foods in Denmark.

Climate

It is cold in Denmark of the year. Winters are rainy and cold. Summers are mild and pleasant, but still cold at an average temperature of 20 degrees celcius.

Average yearly precipitation or rainfall is 900 mm.

The average annual temperature is 0 degrees celcius to 17.5 degrees celcius.

The climate doesn't have a negative impact on the natural resources of Denmark, but people must stay warm. The natural resources include oil, gas, limestone, chalk, clay, sand and gravel, salt, wind, water and solar energy.

History

Significant historical events include the Battle of Copenhagen against British invasion in 1801, and remaining neutral under German invasion during World War I from 1920 - 1939.

Compare and Contrast

Denmark's GDP is 341.95 billion USD 2014, whereas the US GDP is 17.42 trillion USD 2014. Denmark's literacy rate is 99%, whereas the US literacy rate is 86%, this indicates that there are significant differences in social status and quality of life in the US population compared to the population of Denmark.

Similarities and Differences

The Lutheran religion is a religion that Denmark and the US both have in common. This is a traditional Christian faith. Consequently, we both celebrate Christmas and Easter.

Here in the US, we have natural resources similar to Denmark's. We have oil and natural gas which allows us to meet some of our local energy demand. Denmark's population is smaller than the US, and they are completely self-reliant on their own energy sources, whereas the US depends on imports of oil from other countries in order to meet the energy demands of our population.