Denmark. It comprises the Jutland peninsula (Jylland) and some 400 islands, 82 of which are uninhabited. The two largest are Funen (Fyn) and Sealand (Sjælland). Among the centuries VIII and XI, the danes were known as vikings. Along with the Norwegians and Swedes, they colonized, looted and traded for much of Europe. Today’s Danes are proud of their country as a model of a welfare state, where broad social protection is guaranteed for all.
Denmark has a large fishing industry and a considerable merchant fleet. In the manufacturing sector include food, chemicals, machinery, metallurgy, electronic equipment and transport and the industries, brewing, paper and timber industries. Tourism is also an important economic activity. It’s an industrialized country. The standard of living is one of the highest in the world and the difference between rich and poor is lower than in many of the countries with which it is traditionally compared.
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