The Danes may live in a small country, but they usually extend an enthusiastic welcome to visitors. The British novelist Evelyn Waugh called the Danes "the most exhilarating people of Europe." Few Danes would dispute this, and neither would we.

Made up mostly of islands, Denmark is a heavily industrialized nation, known for its manufactured products as well as its arts and crafts. However, it also boasts a quarter of a million farmers.

Did You Know?

  • Denmark is a nation of nearly 500 islands.
  • The reigning queen, Margrethe II, designs postage stamps, as well as opera and ballet sets.
  • Second only to the Bible, the writings of Hans Christian (H. C.) Andersen are the most widely translated literary works in the world.
  • Some historians argue that the fairy-tale writer Andersen wasn't the son of a poor cobbler but the child of the 19th-century Danish king Christian VIII.
  • Denmark has the highest proportion of female clerics per capita.
  • The country has a celebration honoring America's Fourth of July.
  • Chilly Denmark used to grow grapes for winemaking in the Middle Ages.
  • Danes pay the highest taxes on earth.
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