Place:Denmark


NameDenmark
Alt namesDanemarksource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 48
Danimarcasource: Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) p 681
Danmarksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Denemarkensource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 167
Dinamarcasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 48
Dänemarksource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) p 141
Kingdom of Denmarksource: Wikipedia
Kongeriget Danmarksource: Wikipedia
Densource: abbreviation
TypeNation
Coordinates56°N 10°E
Contained Places
Amt
Bornholm ( 1662 - )
Frederiksborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Fyn ( 1970 - 2006 )
Hjørring ( 1793 - 1970 )
Holbæk ( 1773 - 1970 )
København ( 1793 - 2006 )
Nørrejylland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Præstø ( 1750 - 1970 )
Ribe ( 1864 - 2006 )
Ringkøbing ( 1793 - 2006 )
Roskilde ( 1970 - 2006 )
Skanderborg ( 1841 - 1970 )
Sorø ( 1773 - 1970 )
Storstrøm ( 1970 - 2006 )
Sønderjylland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Vejle ( 1793 - 2006 )
Vestsjælland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Viborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Ålborg ( 1773 - 1970 )
Århus ( 1793 - 2006 )
Duchy
Lauenburg ( 1814 - 1864 )
Slesvig
General region
Salling
Historical county
Ærø
Historical district
Frederiksborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Haderslev ( 1920 - 1970 )
Hjørring ( 1793 - 1970 )
Holbæk ( 1773 - 1970 )
København ( 1793 - 2006 )
Maribo ( 1793 - 1970 )
Odense ( 1793 - 1970 )
Præstø ( 1750 - 1970 )
Randers ( 1793 - 1970 )
Ribe ( 1864 - 2006 )
Ringkøbing ( 1793 - 2006 )
Roskilde ( 1970 - 2006 )
Skanderborg ( 1841 - 1970 )
Sorø ( 1773 - 1970 )
Svendborg ( - 1970 )
Sønderborg ( 1920 - 1932 )
Thisted ( 1793 - 1970 )
Tønder ( 1920 - 1970 )
Vejle ( 1793 - 2006 )
Viborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Åbenrå ( 1920 - 1970 )
Ålborg ( 1773 - 1970 )
Århus ( 1793 - 2006 )
Historical province
Blekinge ( 1360 - 1658 )
Halland (province) ( - 1645 )
Skåne (province) ( - 1658 )
Inhabited place
Aalsgaarde
Aggersund
Febbersted
Haagerup
Hunborg
Højris
Storvardbro
Sundbyvester
Torshavn
Virum
Island
Amager
Bjørnø
Egholm
Falster
Funen Island
Hjortø
Langeland
Lolland
Masnedø
Mors
Peberholm
Saltholm
Samsø
Slotsholmen
Sprogø
Strynø
Thurø
Tåsinge
Vejrø
Vendsyssel-Thy
Zealand
Æbelø
Ærø
Modern province
Frederiksborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Fyn ( 1970 - 2006 )
København ( 1793 - 2006 )
Nørrejylland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Ribe ( 1864 - 2006 )
Ringkøbing ( 1793 - 2006 )
Roskilde ( 1970 - 2006 )
Storstrøm ( 1970 - 2006 )
Sønderjylland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Vejle ( 1793 - 2006 )
Vestsjælland ( 1970 - 2006 )
Viborg ( 1793 - 2006 )
Århus ( 1793 - 2006 )
Municipality
Allerød
Fanø
Fredensborg-Humlebæk
Læsø
Møn
Peninsula
Jutland
Province
Blekinge ( 1360 - 1658 )
Halland (province) ( - 1645 )
Skåne (province) ( - 1658 )

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How WeRelate organizes places in Denmark

From 1900-1970 Denmark was divided into 18 counties, eventually growing to 21 counties.

In 1970 the counties were re-organized into 14 counties, which are labeled as "modern counties."

In 2006 the counties were abolished and replaced by five regions.

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Modern Denmark

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Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Cite error 3; Invalid call; invalid keys, e.g. too many or wrong key specified is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands,Cite error 3; Invalid call; invalid keys, e.g. too many or wrong key specified with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of , land area of ,[1] and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is , and a population of 5.8 million.[2]

The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523. The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until 1814, often referred to as the Dano-Norwegian Realm, or simply Denmark-Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a highly developed mixed economy.

The Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660. It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, and main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area.

Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks highly in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity, and human development.[3] The country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, and one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.[4]

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