11 facts about Denmark, which you might not know about
Denmark is often believed to be one of the happiest countries in the world, but why is that so? To start with, the Danes live in the country with a temperate climate due to the warm Gulf Stream. Denmark is a relatively small country with an area of 42,931 km², which is pitifully small if to compare with Russia, which has an area of 17,100,000 km².
Danes pay high taxes, but in return receive high-quality medical care, and what is more important it is free of charge. Do you know what other things in Denmark are free? Higher education. Colleges, higher schools, medical schools are all free of charge.
Below you will find even more interesting facts about the wonderful country of Denmark.
Which country has got the highest meat consumption per capita? Denmark.
The unemployment rate in Denmark is almost 2 times lower than in the US. Besides this, Danes pay very high taxes and every businessman Dane knows what a mandatory audit reporting is.
Christiansborg is a library, and the palace, and the government building.
About 50% of people in Copenhagen ride a bicycle.
The country is known for one of the best open-air museums in the world. It's about Sagnlandet Lair, where you can learn about the Stone Age, the Iron Age, the Viking Age and the 19th century. There you will find many people wearing historical costumes.
Special attention should be given to the Old City; the world's first open air museum of urban history and culture.
According to a survey conducted held in Europe in 2013, the Danes became leaders in the number of respondents who had sex in public places. Also, the Danes have the highest level of marital infidelity.
The restaurant Noma received two Michelin stars in Copenhagen and became the best restaurant in the world.
Danish architect Jorn Utzon is one of the most famous architects who designed the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Here is another work of his: a house in Holt.
Hot dogs are sold in vans under the name Pølsevogn. There are rumors that Danish hot dogs are much more delicious than American ones.