Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany.
Spanning a total area of 42,943 km2 (16,580 sq mi), it consists of the peninsula of Jutland and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which the largest are Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. Denmark’s geography is characterized by flat, arable land, sandy coasts, low elevation, and a temperate climate.
Denmark is a highly developed country with a high standard of living: the country performs at or near the top in measures of education, health care, civil liberties, democratic governance and LGBT equality.
Denmark is a founding member of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. The country maintains close political, cultural, and linguistic ties with its Scandinavian neighbors, with the Danish language being partially mutually intelligible with both Norwegian and Swedish.
These beautiful photos from Simon Barnett were taken by his father when “my dad and his parents (Fred and Else) went to Denmark for their 1965 summer holiday”.
Hillerod town hall, Denmark, 1965
Hotel Dagmar from Ribe Cathedral Tower, Denmark, 1965