National Symbols of Denmark

Denmark, or the Kingdom of Denmark, is the country located in northern Europe which is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and more than 400 islands in the North Sea. The capital and the biggest city is Copenhagen, situated in the eastern part of the country. 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.”

“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 national animal of the country is the white mute swan. Daisies 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 the 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. Lastly, the national airline is called Scandinavian Airlines.

Country information

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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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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