Denmark

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Denmark Denmark, also known as “Kongeriget Danmark” meaning “Kingdom of Denmark”, is located in northern Europe. It is between the North Sea (on the west) and the Baltic Sea (on the Southeast). In the south, it shares a 68-km border with Germany. To be exact, Denmark’s geographic location is 56ºN and 10ºE. The total area of Denmark is 43,094 km², slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts. Denmark has a population of 5,305,048, about 118 per km². There are 14 counties all together in Denmark; they include Arhus, Bornhoms, Frederiksborg, Fyns, Kobenhavns, Nordyjllands, Ribe, Ringkobing, Roskilde, Sonderjyllands, Staden Kobenhavn, Sotstorms, Vejle, Vestsjaellands, and Viborg. Greenland also belongs to Denmark. Its national capital is Copenhagen. Denmark has a temperate, humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers. The mean temperature in summer is about 61ºF and it is about 32ºF in the winters. They have a low and flat to gently rolling terrain. The lowest point in Denmark is Lammefjord, which is 7 m. The highest is Ejer Bavenhoj which is 173 m. Petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, sand, gravel, and stone are Denmark’s natural resources. The Danish Flag is red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. Government Denmark is a Constitutional Monarchy with the legislative power together vested in the regent and the Parliament, according to the constitution. They were first organized as a unified state and then became a Constitutional Monarchy in the 10th Century. They are actually the oldest monarchy in the world. The parliamentary system has been unicameral since 1953. There are 179 members who are elected in fo... ... middle of paper ... ...These fans are the "Roligans". They have even won an award for their model sportsmanship behavior. This kind of positive attitude has earned them international recognition. In 1985, they became the first soccer fans to be awarded UNESCO's Fair Play diploma for loyal and sportsmanship behavior! Bibliography: Bibliography 1. Corder, Mike. "World Cup: Danish Fans Show Positive Face of Soccer Supporters." Boston Globe. Netscape 4.0, www.boston.com/dailynews/wirehtml/176/World_cup_danish_fans_ show_Positiv.htm/. October 4, 1998 2. McDonald, Julie. "Danish Food." Danish Culture. Netscape 4.0, sores.us.ohio-state.edu/%7Esteen/dk/food/. March 1, 1998 3. Microsoft. "Denmark." Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia. Microsoft Windows 95. Computer Software. 4. Plewe, Brandon. "Denmark." Virtual Tourist. Netscape 4.0, www. Vtourist.com/vt/. 1994

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