Denmark

Denmark is the smallest and the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, the state in Northern Europe on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas. Most of Denmark's territory consists of vast undulating plains and low, sometimes steeply sloping hills. Vacation in Denmark includes both fun by the sea and getting familiar with rich culture and history of the oldest Scandinavian Kingdom. It is a great opportunity to relax with the whole family. There are many water parks, entertainment centers that focus on children’s entertainment.
Geography
The country is situated in the north-west of Europe, on the peninsula of Jutland and the islands of the Danish archipelago - Zealand, Bornholm, Lesotho, Lollanne and others (totaling more than 400). The only land border of the country is in the south - with Germany. From the west, the coast of Denmark is washed by the waters of the North Sea, from the east – by the Baltic Sea. The Straits of Øresund (Sound), Skagerrak and Kattegat separate the country from Norway and Sweden. The country also includes the volcanic Faroe Islands (1399 sq. km.) lying in the north-east of the Atlantic, and Fr. Greenland – the largest island in the world.
The total area of ​​the "mainland" part of the country is 42.9 thousand square km. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen. Copenhagen and its surroundings form the largest urban agglomeration across Scandinavian countries. It is an important port, located at the entrance to the Baltic Sea. The city of Odense on the island of Funen is the capital of fairy tales. This charming city is the home of the world-famous Hans Christian Andersen. This Scandinavian country takes pride in its small green farms, blue lakes and coastal beaches with white sand, villages with thatched house, castles and windmills scattered here and there throughout the scenic landscape which is also well suited for cycling. In addition, in Denmark there are picturesque cliffs of freshwater limestone on the island of Myon, the XVII century Egeskov castle and a wonderful theme park - Legoland.
Time
2 hours behind Moscow time
Climate
The climate of Denmark is temperate-marine with mild winters, cool summers and long transitional seasons. The influence of the ocean is most pronounced in winter. The average temperature in February is 0 ° C, July 15-16 ° C. Strong winds, mainly of western rumbles dominate for the most part of the year. In winter it is usually cloudy, but sunny in spring. Spring comes quite late. In summer it is warm and clear. The average annual precipitation varies between 800 mm in the west of Jutland and 450 mm on the coast of the Great Belt. The maximum amount of precipitation is in autumn-winter, and the minimum - in spring and the beginning of summer. Precipitation type is, mostly, rain.
Language
Danish. But they also use English, German, French.
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Religion
At the very beginning of the VIII century, Christianity was established in Denmark. After the Reformation, official Lutheranism became Lutheranism. 94% of the population belongs to the state Evangelical Lutheran People's Church of Denmark.
Population
The population is 5.5 million people. Most of the population is of Scandinavian origin, small groups are Inuit (from Greenland), Faroese and immigrants. The main population (98%) is Danes; immigrants account for only about 6.2% of the population.
Electricity
The voltage is 220; frequency of current is 50 Hz, sockets of standard European type with grounding.
Connection
Internet: several operators provide GPRS-roaming to Beeline subscribers. The number of Wi-Fi hot spots in the country is growing quite rapidly. There are Internet cafes almost everywhere.
Cellular communications: GSM 900/1800 communication standards. Roaming for Russians is provided by several operators.
Telephone: international country code is 45. To call Denmark, dial 8 - - 10 - 45 - - . Direct calls abroad and within the country can be made from any pay phone or mail. Some pay phones accept phone cards, but most of them still require coins. A call from the hotel is much more expensive.
Currency exchange
The Danish krone (DKr, DKK) equals 100 Øre. Banknotes in circulationin: denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 krones, coins of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 krone, 50 and 25 Øre. Since October 1, 2008, the coin of 25 Øre (quarter of a krone) was withdrawn from circulation. Currency exchange services are provided in the banks. Their hours of operation are: from Monday through Friday from 9.30 to 16.00. On Thursday - from 9.30 to 18.00.
Visa
To visit Denmark, citizens of the Russian Federation require a visa. Denmark is included in the list of countries of the Schengen agreement.
The consular fee is 1200 rubles (45 US dollars). The consular fee is paid in cash in Russian rubles or in US dollars when applying for a visa directly in the visa department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark. In case of refusal of visa or cancellation of application, the consular fee is non- refundable.
Visa processing takes between 3 and 8 weeks – if filed personally. If the application is submitted through the agency, the processing time is 7 business days.

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