Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline. The highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level, and the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, which explains why Denmark is one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines.
Denmark is one of the world's oldest monarchies with a history that stretches back to the Viking Age around the year 1000. Danish society rests on the foundation of the Danish Constitution of 1849, and the political system has since been characterised by broad solutions across the political divide. Denmark is often cited as one of the world's best countries to live in. The strong welfare state ensures economic equality in society and the virtual non-existence of corruption, while polls repeatedly show that the Danes are among the happiest people in the world.
The word ‘Denmark’ dates back to the Viking age and is carved on the famous Jelling Stone from around 900 AD. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, Denmark was a superpower whose influence was as powerful as that of the largest European countries. Today, the current size and influence of Denmark is the result of 400 years of forced relinquishments of land, surrenders and lost battles. For a small country though, Denmark still punches above its weight in many different areas including design, architecture, farming, green technology and pharmaceuticals.
Facts and Statistics:
43,098 square kilometres
126,4 per square kilometre
Copenhagen 1,213,822 (2012)
Other major cities:
Aarhus 252,213 - Odense 168,798 - Aalborg 126,556 (2012)
Form of state:
Source: Denmark.dk - The Official Website of Denmark
Danish Visa Rules
If you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must have a visa in order to visit Denmark. Please see the countries with a visa requirement and visa-free countries: HERE
You will be able to apply for all types of visa in the Danish missions or outsourcing offices in your region. To find out the nearest office or council for your visa application, please refer the list: HERE
Please be aware of the following conditions when preparing your application:
1. The application can only be lodged a maximum of 90 days before the planned stay.
2. The applicant must present a filled in and signed application form.
3. The applicant must present a valid passport.
4. The applicant must have his photograph and fingerprints taken
5. The applicant must pay a visa fee, which is normally €60 if you submit it to a Danish mission and an additional €30 if you submit it to the outsourcing office.
To download visa application form or to find out how/where to submit the form, please read: HERE.
If you wish to receive an invitation letter to support your application, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will only issue the letter if we have received your registration form online and the complete payment of the requested registration fee. Our letter will be sent by email format and the content of the letter is served as the invitation letter. We do NOT issue or prepare any other form of invitation, e.g. VU1 form.
Please find the official portal for foreign nationals who want to apply for short term visa to Denmark: HERE
To read more about the guidelines for processing an application for a Danish visa, please click: HERE
A Fairytale Monarchy
”There lived once a great queen, in whose garden were found, at all seasons, the most splendid flowers, and from every land in the world. She specially loved roses, and therefore she possessed the most beautiful varieties of this flower, from the wild hedge-rose, with its apple-scented leaves, to the splendid Provence rose. They grew near the shelter of the walls, wound themselves round columns and window-frames, and crept along passages and over the ceilings of the halls. They were of every fragrance and colour.”
Thus begins Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ”The loveliest rose in the world”. The essence of the fairytale is The Rose as symbol of love.