Flag Denmark

Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
Danmark

Flag of Denmark
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; the banner is referred to as the Dannebrog (Danish flag) and is one of the oldest national flags in the world; traditions as to the origin of the flag design vary, but the best known is a legend that the banner fell from the sky during an early-13th century battle; caught up by the Danish king before it ever touched the earth, this heavenly talisman inspired the royal army to victory; in actuality, the flag may derive from a crusade banner or ensign the shifted design element was subsequently adopted by the other Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
note: the shifted design element was subsequently adopted by the other Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

Creative Industries Denmark at Europa Regina


Population:
5,894,687 (July 2021 est.)
5,869,410 (2020)
5,605,948 (2017)
Capital: Copenhagen
Internet country code: .dk

Government:
Official website: denmark.dk
The Trade Council: thetradecouncil.dk
Invest in Denmark: investindk.com
Official Tourism website: visitdenmark.dk
Statistics Denmark: dst.dk

Kingdom of Denmark / Kongeriget Danmark

Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union’s Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.