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Denmark

Denmark

Holidaying in Denmark means experiencing histsory and culture in a beautiful combination with excellent cuisine, trendy cafes and great shopping. Denmark is home to vikings, royalty, great design, fairytales, and the world's happiest people!

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in northern Europe and the southernmost of the Nordic countries. Denmark is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway and is bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands. Denmark is known for being a very liveable country. Denmark is the smallest country in Scandinavia. The country is flat with little elevation; having an average height above sea level of only 31 metres. Denmark is split into one peninsula and 443 named islands which results in a long coastline. Phytogeographically, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) belongs to the Boreal Kingdom and is shared between the Arctic, Atlantic European and Central European provinces of the Circumboreal Region. According to the WWF, the territory of Denmark can be subdivided into two ecoregions: the Atlantic mixed forests and Baltic mixed forests. The Faroe Islands are covered by the Faroe Islands boreal grasslands, while Greenland hosts the ecoregions of Kalaallit Nunaat high arctic tundra and Kalaallit Nunaat low arctic tundra.

The climate is in the temperate zone. The winters are not particularly cold, with mean temperatures in January and February of 0°C, and the summers are cool, with a mean temperature in August of 15.7°C. There is a lot of wind, which is stronger during the winter and weaker during the summer. Denmark has an average of 121 days per year with precipitation, on average receiving a total of 71 cm per year; autumn is the wettest season, and spring the driest. Because of Denmark's northern location, the length of the day with sunlight varies greatly. There are short days during the winter with sunrise coming around 9:30 a.m. and sunset 4:30 p.m., as well as long summer days with sunrise at 3:30 a.m. and sunset at 10 p.m.

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