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Introducing Denmark

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is located southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbors: it has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline. The total population of 5.6 million people is spread out on 43 000 square kilometers of land. The country’s capital is Copenhagen. More interesting facts are that the highest point in the country is only 170 meters above sea level, and that
the average wind speed is 7.6 meters per second. That explains why Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines!

Main attractions for the thousands of tourists every year are Tivoli, the Little Mermaid or Legoland. Many come to enjoy the Danish countryside with its many thousands of kilometers of beautiful coastline.

Denmark is famous for its modern furniture design and architecture but also for a whole new way of cooking with New Nordic Cuisine, introduced by the world’s best restaurant “Noma”. The New Nordic Cuisine has revolutionized Danish gastronomy and created an entirely new focus on local ingredients.
Danish food was essentially associated with potatoes and bacon – very traditional foods are porridge, open sandwiches and the classic roast pork with parsley sauce – of course served with a glass of good Danish beer.

copenhagen coastline porkroast

 

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