In Northern Europe you find a small kingdom, well known for its strong welfare state, mixed market capitalist economy and for being one of the most egalitarian societies in the world. Also, Denmark was named the happiest country in the world many years in a row by several international reports.
The Kingdom of Denmark:
Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries and has around 5.5 million inhabitants. Denmark is situated on the peninsula of Jutland and a vast number of islands. The capital of Copenhagen is located on the island Zealand, while the island Funen is mostly known for the city of Odense, birthplace of the worldwide famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes the two self-governing territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The latter is over 500 times larger than Denmark but has 100 times less people. Copenhagen is the most populous area with more than one million inhabitants. It is also the centre of the Øresund region where the Southern Swedish city of Malmø and Copenhagen have grown into one metropolitan area. Learn more facts about Denmark by reading Denmark's official factsheet.
A Green Country:
Apart from being known for the great welfare system and general happiness among the population Denmark also has a long time experience with creating an energy efficient – and thus a climate friendly – economy. It as a key goal of Denmark to create a green and sustainable society where all energy comes from renewable energy in order to help achieve a scaling back of the emission of greenhouse gasses in the world. You can learn more about Danish green living and climate initiatives here. You can also read about how the Danish Embassy contributes to a better environment here.
Going to Denmark?
If you are planning to go to Denmark, please visit Visit Denmark for information on where to go, what to do and see etc.
Any person wishing to explore the possibilities of working in Denmark is advised to visit the homepage www.workindenmark.dk published by the National Labour Market Authority.
Information on the procedure related to obtaining residence and work permit is described on the website Consular Services.