National Symbols of Denmark

Last updated on April 17th, 2024 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

By Abdou | Updated on April 17, 2024

Reviewed by Rittika

Denmark, officially known as the Kingdom of Denmark, is a country located in northern Europe that is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and more than 400 islands in the North Sea. Copenhagen, which is located in the country’s east, is the capital and largest city. Danes are mostly Christians, and they speak the official language, Danish.

The official currency is Danish Krone, and the country code is +45, while the official domain is “.dk.”

Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Denmark has also been influenced. The etymology of Denmark can be defined as; "The Danish forest" or "march" in reference to the forests of southern Schleswig.

The country has the time zone UTC−5 (CST) followed by yyy/mm/dd as the standard date format.

The literacy rate in Denmark is 99%.

“God, King and Fatherland” is the motto of Denmark, while the national hero is Niels Ebbesen, who was a Danish squire known for his killing of Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg in 1340, which ended the Holstein Rule on Denmark. Red and white are the national colors of Denmark shown on the flag that has a white cross on a red background.

The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Denmark has 7,314 km of coastline.

The national animal of the country is the The Mute Swan. Marguerite Daisy are the national flowers, while the European beech is the symbolic tree of Denmark. Plus, Strawberries are loved by the Danish and are the national fruit.

Stegt Flæsk Med Persillesovs, fried pork belly with potatoes and parsley sauce, is considered the national dish and is a symbol of the country. Another national symbol is the Aktavit, a distilled liquor from Scandinavia. Dirndl, the national dress consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirt, and an apron.

Christiansborg Palace in the capital, Copenhagen, is one of the most important national symbols of the country as it is the house of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. The palace has executive, legislative, and judicial power all in one building.

The poet Adam Oehlenschläger and the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard are referred to as the Danish national poets. The national instrument Lur is another country symbol of Denmark along with the national dance called Danish Folk Dance which is an easy-going, gentle, and relatively easy-to-learn group dance. Football is the most-watched sport in the country.

The mythical creature Necks are humanoid, and often shape-shifting water spirits are other significant national symbols. The national airline is called Scandinavian Airlines.

Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Christiansborg Palace is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.

Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU)Nordic CouncilNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and United Nations (UN). Denmark collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.

Mette Frederiksen is the current Prime minister of Denmark.

– Learn about Denmark flag color codes and their meanings –

– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Denmark can be found in the table of contents-


  • Naeem Noor

    As a graduate in Modern Literature, my fascination with symbolism, especially the symbolism of nations, drives my work at SymbolHunt. Through my articles, I passionately delve into the hidden meanings behind national emblems and motifs. Drawing on my expertise in language and culture, I invite readers to join me on a journey of exploration into the rich tapestry of symbolism that defines our world, fostering a deeper appreciation for our shared cultural heritage.

Country information

Former name(s) Danmǫrk
Official name(s) Kingdom of Denmark
Alternative name(s) Kingdom of Denmark (official, English)
Regional location Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes several major islands (Sjaelland, Fyn, and Bornholm)
Country name etymology "The Danish forest" or "march" in reference to the forests of southern Schleswig
Climate Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Terrain Low and flat to gently rolling plains
Population 5,792,202
Language(s) Danish
Religion Christianity, Church of Denmark
Country code +45
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Danish krone
Capital city Copenhagen
Domain(TLD) .dk
Ethnicity Danes
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Danish
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 42,933 km² (16,577 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (CET)
Average elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Coastline 7,314 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Denmark

Flag map of Denmark

Motto of Denmark

Gud, konge og fædreland - "God, King and Fatherland"

National animal of Denmark

The National animal of Denmark is The Mute Swan

National Animal of Denmark - The Mute Swan

National flower of Denmark

The National flower of Denmark is Marguerite Daisy. Botanical name is Argyranthemum Frutescens.

National flower of Denmark - Marguerite Daisy

National bird of Denmark

The National bird of Denmark is Mute swan

National bird of Denmark - Mute swan

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Neighbouring countries of Denmark

Danish Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Love is one-eyed, hate is blind.

Eggs and oaths are easily broken.

No one gets into trouble without his own help.

It is good to lend to God and the soil; they pay good interest.

No one can be caught in places he does not visit.

What you are is God’s gift to you what you do with yourself is your gift to God.

Great men’s requests are commands.

God feeds the birds that use their wings.

He who doesn’t open his eyes when he buys must still open his purse to pay.

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