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Country Name
Denmark
Geographical Area
42,434 sq km
Population
5,543,453 (Oct 2014 est.)
Capital City
Copenhagen
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People   Danish 89.6%, other 10.4% (Turkey, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Asia and the Middle
Language   Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
Religion   Evangelical Lutheran (official) 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
Government   Constitutional Monarchy
Head of Government   Prime Minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt; Monarch: Margrethe II
Embassy   Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 København Ø Tel : (+45) 33 41 71 00
Visas   As a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you may enter Denmark for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
Health Risks   For the latest information on vaccinations, outbreaks, and diseases, please consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
Clothing Suggestions   SUMMER: June to August – is when the weather is warmest and the days are long and bright. Casual clothing made of lightweight fabrics and good walking shoes are essential. A shawl, sweater and/or jacket is recommended for cooler evening breezes. WINTER: December to March – During winter, keep the cold out by dressing in warm and windproof clothing. An overcoat, hat, gloves and scarf will protect you from much of the cold and wind. For extra measure, waterproof your winter jacket or purchase a garment that is made of watertight fabric. SPRING/FALL: mid-March to May and September to November- The weather in spring and fall can be very varied. Therefore, wearing multiple layers and bringing a coat is recommended. Spring months can also be rainy. DINING: Informal attire, except for some selected restaurants, which require a jacket and tie for men. CRUISES: Casual daytime attire is suggested. For occasional special gala evenings cocktail dress and tie and jacket are suggested.
Time Zone:   One hour ahead of GMT/UTC; six hours ahead of U.S. EST.
Banking / Exchange   Banks offer the best rates for performing currency exchanges. The easiest and best way to get cash is from an ATM. Bank opening hours vary but are usually from 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday (on Thursdays until 5:30/6pm)
Currency   Danish krone (DKK)
Electric Current   Metric
Credit Cards / Traveler Checks   All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. TRAVELERS CHECKS: Traveler’s checks are widely accepted throughout Denmark.
Shopping   General Trade Stores Shopping Hours Mon to Friday: 9:30am –6pm (some stores stay open to 7/8pm on Fridays) Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: closed The items most popular to buy are silverware, hand-blown glass, china, fur, and jewelry made of amber.
Weights & measures  
How to shop Tax Fee   1. Shop in any of the stores that display a TAX-FREE FOR TOURISTS window sticker and ask for a Tax-Free Shopping Form. With this form you can later claim your VAT(Value Added Tax) Refund. The VAT is included in the selling price. 2. Present your Tax Free Shopping Form and the purchased goods to customs prior to departure and have the tax refund form stamped. 3. Return your completed, customs stamped form to Tax Free Worldwide–Denmark by posting them in your pre-paid return envelope.
National Airport   Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH)
Major Tourist Attractions   Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Helsingor
Tipping Suggestion   Service charges are included in hotel, restaurant and taxi bills. If you feel you’ve received great service however, feel free to tip. How much you tip is entirely up to you, and there is no set etiquette for this in Denmark.
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