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Flag of Denmark

Facts

  • Population: 5.6 million
  • Language: Danish
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 81 years (women)
  • EU member country: since 1 January 1973
  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Geography

  • Area: 43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles)
  • The most southerly of the Scandinavian countries
  • Denmark is located south-west of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany.

Notes

  • Residents have one of the highest standards of living, not only in Europe, but in the whole world.

Tourism

  • The Danish government signed the Schengen agreement in 19 December 1996 and started its implementation on 25 March 2001.

Denmark Bilateral Visa Agreements

Canadians, along with nationals from other countries, can stay in Denmark and other Nordic countries beyond the 90-day Schengen Area limit.

The bilateral agreements allow certain nationals to travel to Denmark and the other Nordic countries visa exempt for up to 90 days per every period of 180 days on the condition that the 90 days visa exempt period according to the Schengen rules has been spent outside of Denmark and the other Nordic countries prior to the visit to Denmark.

The bilateral visa agreements are valid for visits to Denmark and the Nordic countries only.

Denmark has bilateral agreements with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and USA.

Overland

  • Seat Belts usage is required
  • Mobile phones must only be used in hands free mode
  • Tire thread depths of 1.6mm on vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes (min)
  • In Denmark a spare set of bulbs and a warning triangle are a legal requirement
  • Motorway speed limits are set at 130 km/h
    • Some stretches are further reduced to 110km/h & even 90km/h.
    • Open roads speed limits are set at 80 km/h
    • In populated towns the limit is 50 km/h
  • Sharing only one land border – with Germany
  • Denmark is connected to Sweden by the Oresund Bridge which opened in 1999
    • Oresund Bridge connects Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden
  • Numerous ferry services connect Denmark with Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the UK.
    • Colorline run services between Norway and Denmark on routes between Kristiansand (Norway) and the Danish ports of Hirtshals and Larvick
    • Scandlines run services between Rodby and Puttgarden, Helsingor and Helsinborg, and Gedser to Rostock.
    • Stena line run from Frederickshaven to Oslo and Gothenburg as well as from Grenaa and Varberg
    • Fjordline offer a service from Bergen, Stavanger, and Langesund into Hirtshals
    • DFDS operator the only direct ferry from the UK, from Esbjerg to Immingham
    • DFDS also run a ferry route from Copenhagen into Oslo
  • Danish Transport Authority www.trm.dk

World Rankings

  • #12 overall ranking in World’s Best Countries (US News U World Report, 2021)
    • #13 overall ranking in World’s Best Countries (US News & World Report, 2019 & 2020)

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This page was last updated on 2021.06.04 by Robert Vinet