Denmark may be one of Europe’s smaller countries, but it still remains interesting enough to learn about when you have the chance. With a long history spanning millenia, the country has a plethora of fun facts to learn. Don’t know much about the country? Look no further! Here are 10 fun facts about Denmark:
- The official name of the country is the Kingdom of Denmark
- There aren’t any mountains – only hills – in the country
- The country’s official language is Danish
- The country was ranked #3 on the U.N.’s World Happiness Report
- Its national flag is the oldest, continuously used national flag – it was adopted in 1625, and updated to a square shape in 1748
- Lego, the famous toy company, was founded in 1932 in Denmark
- Denmark has 406 islands!
- The Danish monarchy is the one of the 3 oldest monarchy in the world, dating back more than a millennia to 935 A.D.
- The country has 6 national parks
- Bikes outnumber cars in Copenhagen, the country’s capital city
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As an recent college graduate who studied media studies and anthropology in college, Briana Maddox enjoys learning about different cultures, traditions, holidays, historical figures, experiences, and opinions. With a vested interest in sharing such learning experiences, Briana created Life & Anthropology in the hopes of helping other people gain a better understanding and working knowledge of such topics.