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Denmark

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and the senior member of the Kingdom of Denmark. It stretches approximately 26,780 sq mi with a population of 5.5 million people. It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, and consists of a large peninsula, many islands, and hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago.


Capital

Copenhagen

Government

Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Language

Danish

Currency

Danish Kronar (kr)


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"Hosting our Danish son is the best decision our family has made. We hope our student and his family will be part of our lives for generations to come."

— The Philips family, Kentucky

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Karoline, from Denmark, made this video to show her host family her life in Denmark and help them get to know her.

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Stegt flæsk med persillesovs (Fried bacon with parsley sauce)
Ingredients
1.5 lb pork belly in slices (bacon)
2 lbs potatoes
1 oz. butter
3 tbsp wheat flour
2 cups milk (approximately)
2 handfuls chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
 

Peel the potatoes unless you prefer them with skin. Boil them in salted water until cooked.

Dry the pork slices and season with salt and pepper. Fry them, alternating 1 minute on each side, until they are golden and crispy. Put them on a piece of paper when they are done to drain a bit of fat. Keep them hot in your oven while you prepare the parsley sauce.

Melt the butter in a pot, add flour and mix. Add milk, bit by bit, allowing to boil after each addition. Repeat until the sauce has your desired consistency. Add parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Velbekomme!

Fun Facts
  • Denmark contains 5.6 million peopple, about as many as Wisconsin.
  • Denmark is 16,562 sq. miles, a little bit bigger than Maryland. 
  • There is not a single mountain in Denmark - the closest thing is a 557 ft. hill called Møllehøj.
  • Denmark includes 474 islands, only 76 of which are inhabited. 
  • Famous Danes include Hans Christian Andersen and Niels Bohr.
  • The Lego factory is located in Billund, Denmark.
  • The national flag of Denmark, the Dannebrog, is the oldest country flag in the world that is still in use.
  • Hamlet, the fictional character of William Shakespeare's famous play, was inspired by an old Danish myth of the Viking Prince Amled of Jutland.
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