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ID: 1000066
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Denmark (nation)  Denmark (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 010 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The nation of Denmark occupies the Jutland Peninsula, extending northwards from the center of western Europe, and some 400 islands to the east of it. It is bounded by the North Sea to the west, the Baltic Sea to the east, Germany to the south, and the strait between it and Norway and Sweden to the north. It measures some 16,639 square miles in area, not counting the independent territories of the Faeroe Islands and Greenland. The area was a seat of changing cultures in Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. From the ninth to the eleventh centuries, Danes took part in the Viking raiding, trading, and colonizing expeditions that shaped much of Europe. The kingdom of Denmark ruled much of the Baltic Sea in the 12th and 13th centuries. The boundaries of the kingdom changed often between the 14th and19th centuries, most recently in 1920. The late 19th century saw a time of depression in which Danish farmers established cooperatives and the rural population became highly literature as a result of the establishment of folk high schools. The Danish tradition of social cooperation and humane governmental institutions began around this time. Denmark was occupied militarily by Germany in World War II, but resisted with some success until the local government fell in 1943; organized resistance continued however until freedom in May of 1945. The official language is Danish, a derivative of Old Scandinavian, though English and German are also spoken. Agriculture is an important economic activity, with 60% of the land under intense cultivation, about half of that devoted to grains such as wheat and barley. The raising of sugar beets and of domestic livestock such as dairy cattle, poultry, and swine are also very important. Fishing is done in the North and Baltic Seas as well as in foreign waters far abroad. Mineral exploitation consists largely of the mining of granite, kaolin, and various clays used in the production of building materials. The major manufactures are of electronic equipment, paper, machinery and equipment, processed foods, footwear, clothing, and furniture. The capital city is Copenhagen on the island of Zeeland. The 2004 estimated population was 5,405,600.

Names:
Danmark (preferred,C,V,Danish-P,U,N)
Kongeriget Danmark (C,V,O,Danish,U,N)
Dänemark (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Denmark (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Kingdom of Denmark (C,O,English,U,N)
Danemark (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Royaume du Danemark (C,O,French,U,N)
Dinamarca (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Reino de Dinamarca (C,V,Spanish,U)
Denemarken (C,O,Dutch-P,U,N)
Danimarca (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
Дания (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Королевство Дания (C,V,Russian,U)
丹麦 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
丹麦王国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
الدّانمرك (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
مم ىَة الدّانمرك (C,V,Arabic,U)
DNK (C,O,ISO3L)
DK (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO208 (C,O,ISO3N)
DA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Danish (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Denmark (nation)  ........  Denmark (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  first united by early Vikings; with current boundaries, since 1864
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)  ............  1849
kingdom (C)  ............  with a single king, 10th century
inhabited region (C)  ............  before 10,000 BCE

Related geographic places:
member of ....  European Union .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7030305]
................  since 1973
member of ....  North Atlantic Treaty Organization .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029610]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
DA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Danemark..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
Dänemark..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 141
Danimarca..........  [VP]
....................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 681
Danish..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 11
Danmark..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 325
Denemarken..........  [VP]
.......................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 167
Denmark..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 584
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:237
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 17:226 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 53
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-25
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 325-327
Dinamarca..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
DK..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
DNK..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
ISO208..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Kingdom of Denmark..........  [VP]
...................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 167-168
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Kongeriget Danmark..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 595
...................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 167-168
Reino de Dinamarca..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Royaume du Danemark..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
Дания..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Королевство Дания..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
丹麦..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
丹麦王国..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
الدّانمرك..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
مم ىَة الدّانمرك..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 584
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 595
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 167-168
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 237; 1:237
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 141
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 681
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XVII, 226 ff.; 17:226 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 167
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765; 777
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 53
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-25
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 11
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 325; 325-327
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) 8 Jan. 2004

 

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