Posted: July 6th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Denmark (/ˈdɛnmɑːrk/ (About this sound listen); Danish: Danmark [ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊] (About this sound listen)), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,[N 8] is a Scandinavian country in Europe and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway,[N 9] and 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 itself has a total area of 42,924 square kilometres (16,573 sq mi),; total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 square kilometres (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.75 million. European Denmark consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, 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.