6 Denmark Intro

Introduction to Denmark

On November 3, 2013 wind power production in Denmark exceeded the level of power consumption! (Photo by CGP Grey, CC BY 2.0) http://energytransition.de/2013/11/denmark-surpasses-100-percent-wind-power/

Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbors. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres  (557 feet) above sea level? Or that the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second (17 miles/hour), which explains why Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines?

What characterizes the Danes as a people? Many non-Danes living in Denmark suggest that the Danes are open and welcoming. Others may call them reserved, especially during the long winter months. For many Danes, the word “hygge” is essential when describing something uniquely Danish. The word is best translated into English as ‘coziness’ or ‘conviviality’ and reflects the sense of community and sense of security which comes about when Danes spend quality time with people they care about.


From http://denmark.dk/en/society/ “The Official Website of Denmark.”


This is a historical photo of Copenhagen, approximate date between 1890-1900. 2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:General_view,_Copenhagen,_Denmark.jpg


Copenhagen homes on the waterfront are pictured here are found on viralfleek.com.


Faroe Islands are located in the north Atlantic Ocean, between Great Britain and Iceland. Politically, are nationals of Denmark. The basis of the economy – the fish and seafood, as well as sheep and light industry. A small amount of land is suitable for agriculture, and in general it is enough to feed the population of the island. Temperature is about 0 degrees (32 degrees farenheit) in the summer 10-15 (50-59 degrees farenheit). http://pixgrove.blogspot.com/2013/06/faroe-islands.html



This is the Bjerre windmill in Stenderup, Denmark. – Landscape photography | Flickr – Photo Sharing!


Greenland has the same status as Faroe Islands, they both have two seats in the Folketinget, but they have considerable home rule in most issues apart from foreign and military policy, and they both have their own parliaments. Photo courtesy of Henrik Andresen.

Inspired by Carl Theodor Sørensen’s oval allotments, the municipality of Brøndby and landscape architect Erik Mygind created these circular community . https://www.pinterest.com/pin/566116615629809879/ Pinterest

1.   History of Copenhagen – Copenhagen Portal

 2.  MyDanishRoots.com is a great place to find out more Danish history and tips on Danish family history before starting.

3.  Denmark – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

4.  Copenhagen’s visual history is now available on the Internet (maps & other interesting sites)

5.  Copenhagen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6.  http://world-2r.blogspot.com/2014/03/copenhagen.html (This blog contains fun modern day photos of Copenhagen.)


This is Vor Frue Kirke Københavns Domkirke (Church of our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark). Bertel Thorvaldsen made a Christus statue after the Resurrection . In 1819 he visited his native Denmark. Here he was commissioned to make the colossal series of statues of Christ and the Twelve Apostles for the rebuilding of Vor Frue Kirke (from 1922 known as the Copenhagen Cathedral) between 1817 and 1829, after its having been destroyed in the British bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807. These were executed after his return to Rome, and were not completed until 1838, when Thorvaldsen returned with his works to Denmark, being received as a hero. https://www.igspin.com/place/271633523/Vor-Frue-Kirke Christus1


The Christus is a 19th-century Carrara marble statue of the resurrected Jesus by Bertel Thorvaldsen and is located in Vor Frue Kirke (Church of our Lady) Church in Copenhagen. The photo was by Autumn Harris.
This is a replica of the Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It is located at the North Vistiors’ Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This photo was found at panoramio.com.
This is a replica of the Christus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It is located at the North Vistiors’ Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This photo was found at store.lds.org.



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