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Other than the peninsula, Jutland, Denmark is made up of almost 500 islands. All the islands are enveloped with sandy coast lines and sprinkled with petite towns and villages.  Copenhagen is the capital city. Hans Christian Andersen is one of the most recognizable Danes on the planet. He is the author of some of the best loved children’s fairy tales.

Danish citizens enjoy the highest living standards in the world, partially due to the oil and gas in the North Sea. They also have highly developed industry responsible for export of goods. The official language of the country is Danish, but most of the population understands and speaks English.

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Getting around in the country is relatively easy and inexpensive. Copenhagen has recently started operating its small subway system made up of two lines. A third line is expected to open in 2018. A majority of the Danish people own bikes and they prefer to use them daily for transport. If one chooses, it is possible to rent bikes for a nominal fee when on a visit to Denmark.

Hard as it may be to imagine, Denmark is not plagued with an extreme climate like the other Scandinavian countries. On the contrary, the average winter temperatures hover around -1 ° Celsius while summers are pleasantly warm with average temperatures ranging around 20-25° Celsius. This is due to the flow of the Gulf Stream into the Danish seas. Winters tend to be very windy, and summers bring a lot of rain. Danish people tend to spend most of their time indoors due to the unpredictability of the weather.

 

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