Population of Denmark
Denmark has a population of more than 5.5 million people.
In the I century AD Danish territory inhabited by the nomadic Germanic tribes (given, Angles, Saxons). These tribes and formed the current population of Denmark, which today is very homogeneous.
National composition of Denmark presented:
- Danes (98%);
- other nations (Dutch, Eskimos, Germans, Swedes, Norwegians).
Danes together with Norwegians, Swedes, Icelanders and Faroese have a lot in common (ontogeny, language, culture), and they therefore constitute a single group of Scandinavian peoples.
In the 1st quarter.km is home to 118 people, but a high density of population is characterized by the Danish archipelago (where 2/3 of the population lives around the country: population density - 200-250 people per 1 sq km), while the least populated western areas of the country (population density - 15-20 persons per 1 sq km).
Official language - Danish, but widespread in the country are German and English.
Big cities: Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg, Odense, Randers, Colling.
Residents of Denmark professed Lutheran (90%), Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam.
Male population on average live to 73, and women - 79 years. Sufficiently high life expectancy due to the fact that the Danish government spends on health care $ 4460 per year for 1 person.
Despite the fact that Denmark - one of the drinkerscountries, the Danes hardly consume alcoholic beverages (alcoholic only). On the good life expectancy indicators are influenced by the fact that the Danes smoke 2 times less than the Russians, Greeks, Bulgarians, Serbs. Furthermore, the rate of obesity in the country is 13%, while the average in Europe, the figure is 17%.
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Denmark
All Danish family honor and live by the ancienttraditions. For example, the Danes love to celebrate religious holidays - Easter, Christmas and Whitsun. In addition, it decided to celebrate pagan holidays - Shrove Tuesday and the day of Ivan Kupala.
St. Hans Day (Ivan Kupala) is accompanied by folk festivals and incitement bright bonfires on the beach (this rite - a manifestation of the Holy thanks to Hans for all the good deeds).
If you visit the city of Frederikssund (IslandZealand), you will be able to get acquainted with the ancient traditions of the Danes - here arranged Viking festival with enchanting views, where bearded men in traditional costumes participate (more than 200), calling themselves the descendants of the Vikings. Here you can see men competing in strength and compete in archery.
And in the final stage of the festival everyone can join the feast and enjoy traditional food and drink of the Vikings.
Going to Denmark?
- do not smoke in public places (for this purpose within the designated premises);
- be punctual, if the Danes have invited you to visit or a business meeting;
- going to a formal event, carefully approach the selection of wardrobe (Danes like people who dress with taste).