Denmark is locatedEast of the UnitedStates andsouthwest of Swedenand south of Norway.Bordered byGermany on theSouth.
• Denmark’s population is about 5,564,219.• Denmark’s official language is Danish.• Lutheranism is the most practiced religion in Denmark. Almost 80% of Denmark’s population are Lutherans.• The Roman Catholic Church has been in Denmark since the 10th century . Nearby 2% of the Danish population practices the Islamic religion. Judaism is believed to have existed in Denmark for several hundred years.
•There are 443 named Islands in theDanish archipelago and over 1,000that are unnamed.•The Country of Greenland and theFaroe Islands are part of the Kingdomof Denmark.•In 2010 Denmark was voted thehappiest country on earth for thesecond time.•The name of the Danish flag, theDannebrog, means ‘the flag of theDanes’ or ‘the red flag’
You are expected to appearprofessional and well dressed, andyou should keep everything low-keyed.Men should wear suits with starchedwhite shirts, ties, and well-keptshoes.Women should wear stylish yetmodestly cut suits and pumps.Accessories should be kept to aminimum.Neatness and cleanliness areabsolutely essential.If invited to a Danish home for aninformal get together, clean pressedjeans and an open-neck or sportsshirt are acceptable.
• If you are planning on doing business in Denmark then make an appointment at least two weeks in advance. Avoid the months of July and August due to the number of long holidays taken at this time of year.• Punctuality is important in Denmark. It is expected for all business and social engagements. If you are running late grab telephone and offer a valid reason.• Send an agenda prior to any meeting. At the beginning of meetings small talk is brief.
When meeting people in Denmark shakehands. You should also do this whendeparting. It is acceptable to shake handswith women. When doing business thereyou will notice people rise when seated togreet people. The expression heij(pronounced hi) is used when greetingand departing.The language mainly spoken is Danish.
Talk in moderate tonesand do not do anything tocall attention to yourself.They expect courteousbehavior from everyone.