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Adopted in 1219, the flag of Denmark (Dannebrog) is the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation.

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There are 443 named islands in Denmark and the biggest of them is Zealand.
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Denmark and New Zealand are the only two nations in the world with two official national anthems.

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Øresund Bridge, a 5-mile-long bridge-cum-tunnel system that connects Denmark to Sweden, is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe

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Denmark's national sport is football (soccer). The national team is called 'The Danish Dynamite'
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Denmark is a flat country with the highest natural point, Møllehøj, rising to just 171 m (561 ft) and the country's average height above sea level is only 31 m (102 ft).
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LEGO was invented in Denmark. Legoland and the company headquarters are located in Billund, Denmark. The name 'LEGO' came from the Danish phrase "leg godt", which means "play well"
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Opened in 1583, Dyrehavsbakken ("The Deer Park Hill"), commonly referred to as Bakken ("The Hill"), is the world's oldest continuously-operating amusement park.
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The famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen opened in 1843. The urban fairy tale park has inspired Walt Disney in his theme park creations.
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The Danish alphabet has three letters not found in the English alphabet: Æ, Ø, Å. All three are vowels and come after the letter Z in the alphabet
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The Kingdom of Denmark is the smallest of the three Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden and Norway)
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Greenland, the world's largest island by area, is is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark

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U.S. Virgin Islands were sold by Denmark to the United States for $25 million in 1917 as United States believed that Germany may seize the islands for its submarine warfare during the First World War.

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As per Danish Constitution, Danish monarch and his/her family must be a members of the Church of Denmark, but the rest of the population enjoys freedom of religion

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Copenhagen, Denmark based Maersk Line is world's largest container shipping company
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No place in Denmark is more than 32 miles (52km), or an hour’s drive, from the sea
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Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark first met his future wife (Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark) at the Slip Inn, a pub in Sydney, during the 2000 Summer Olympics.
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Gudenå is the Longest River in Denmark
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Hans Christian Andersen is most known for his fairy tales. In 1857, one of his best friends, Henriette Wulff, died in a ship fire. It is said she could have been rescued if she had been carrying a rope. After that, Hans carried a rope with him everywhere he went, whether it was the local pub or a stroll in the gardens–just in case
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Please’ and ‘Thank You’ are Not in the Danish Vocabulary The Danes are very polite people, but it’s difficult to know that if you communicate in English. There is no such thing as small talk, so when you get into a taxi, for example, and ask the driver how he’s doing, he’ll likely stare at you blankly. There is also no word for “please” in the Danish language, so conversations can seem a bit abrupt.
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Jørn Utzon, was a famous Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House in Australia, becoming only the 2nd person to have their work recognised as a World Heritage Site while they were still alive.
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The Danes ruled England for 27 years. Sweyn Forkbeard overthrew Aethelred the Unready in 1013. However, Sweyn died the following year and Aethelred re-established himself, only to lose the throne to Cnut the Great, who established a great empire encompassing England, Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden. He was succeeded by two of his sons: first Harold Harefoot, then Harthacnut (literally “Cnut the Hard”), who celebrated by digging up his brother’s corpse and throwing it in the Thames. Eventually, Harold’s remains were recovered and reburied, possibly in the churchyard of what became St Clement Danes in London. The Kings of Denmark since 1448 have been called either Christian or Frederik, except for Hans (1481-1513), though he is sometimes referred to as “John”.
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Denmark has a Law on Personal Names. Parents can choose from a list of only 7,000 preapproved names. If a name isn’t on the list you need special permission from local church and government officials. Creative spellings are usually rejected. You also have to name a baby girl with a girl’s name – the same goes for boys – and you can’t use a surname as a first name. Of the 1,100 names that are reviewed each year, about a fifth are rejected. Recent rejections include Anus, Pluto and Monkey. One in every four Danes has the surname Jensen, Hansen or Nielsen. Laurel and Hardy are known as Gog and Cokke.
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In Denmark, Danish pastries are called “Viennese bread”. In Vienna, a similar pastry is called ein Kopenhagener. Lurpak butter is named after a Danish instrument called a Lur, invented in the Bronze Age and made out of curved metal horns. They are among the world’s oldest surviving musical instruments.
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Kaffeklubben Island is the most northerly point of permanent solid land on Earth – excluding ice and gravel banks – and belongs to Denmark. It translates as “Coffee Club Island” and the first person to set foot there was a Danish explorer called Lauge Koch. It was named after an informal coffee club of geologists who liked to meet at Copenhagen’s museum of mineralogy. The world’s most northerly sea, Kaffeklubben Sø, was assumed dead for 2,000 years until algae was found there last year. And the world’s most northerly flower, purple saxifrage, grows on the tip of Kaffeklubben Island.
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One of the fundamental concepts of Danish culture is hygge, which, although translated as “cosiness” is more akin to “tranquillity”. Hygge is a complete absence of anything annoying, irritating or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle and soothing things.
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The word "Viking" probably comes from the Old Norse word vik (creek) and seems to mean “men of the creeks,” or sea warriors from the inlets and bays of Scandinavia. The Danes and Norwegians were known to mainly raid Britain and the French coast, although some Vikings traveled round the coast of Spain into the Mediterranean and others went to the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland
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Gracefully curving lur horns, found in Denmark, are the world’s oldest surviving musical instrument. Some date to the Bronze Age
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The most famous Danish scientist is nuclear physicist Niels Bohr, who won the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his work on atomic particles. Bohr went to the United States in 1942 and worked on the Atomic Bomb project. Bohr’s son Aage also won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975
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About two-thirds of all Danes have a surname ending in –sen. Today, on the list of most common Danish surnames, no less than the 21 top names end with –sen, and out of the top 50 names, only five are not –sen names. Up until a few generations ago, only wealthy or aristocratic Danes got to have a family surname. However, in 1856, Denmark passed a law that all citizens should be identified by two names, one being a family surname, so most people ended up having a surname ending in –sen
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The larger of Denmark’s two Jelling stones is known as “Denmark’s Birth Certificate.” It was erected in A.D. 965 by Harald I (Bluetooth) in honor of his parents, King Gorm and Queen Thyra. The inscription on the stone contains the first written record in which the word "Denmark" appears
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Kronborg castle of Denmark is immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Holger Danske is a mythological Danish warrior believed to have lived around A.D. 750. A statue of him is sleeping in the basement of Kronborg Castle. The legend goes that Holger Danske will awaken and save the nation when it is in peril
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The writer of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen is probably the most famous Dane. He was born in 1805 into a poor family in the town of Odense on the island of Funen. At age 30, he published an unassuming manuscript titled Fairytales for Children. He wrote 24 fairytale “booklets” in all, the last just three years before his death in 1875. Hans Christian Andersen carried with him some unusual pieces of equipment when he traveled, including a rope in case fire broke out and he was forced to escape through a window. He never married and he died in 1875. His gravestone in a Copenhagen Cemetery reads simply “The Poet"

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Denmark's National Bird: Swan
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