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Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark

Kongeriget Danmark

CAPITAL: Copenhagen (København)

FLAG: The Danish national flag, known as the Dannebrog, is one of the oldest national flags in the world, although the concept of a national flag did not develop until the late 18th century when the Dannebrog was already half a millennium old. The design shows a white cross on a field of red.

ANTHEM: There are two national anthems—Kong Kristian stod ved hojen mast (King Christian Stood by the Lofty Mast) and Der er et yndigt land (There Is a Lovely Land).

MONETARY UNIT: The krone (KR) of 100 øre is a commercially convertible paper currency with one basic official exchange rate. There are coins of 25 and 50 øre, and 1, 5, 10, and 20 kroner, and notes of 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 kroner. KR1 = $0.1477 (or $1 = KR6.77) as of May 2003.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system is the legal...

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