Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
Dialing code: +45
Currency: Danish krone
Population: 5.614 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Danish
Why Denmark ?
Denmark is a beautiful country that not many international students have discovered yet. It is part of the Schengen countries that consist of northern and Western Europe. However, according to QS Top Universities website which ranks its Best Student Cities, Copenhagen has been steadily climbing the chart and is now within the top 50 cities in the world. Denmark has eight universities. The largest is the University of Copenhagen which was founded in 1479. It’s also ranked #39 in the QS Top Universities’ “Best Student Cities” this year. Other prominent universities include the Aarhus University, and the University of Southern Denmark which is located in Odens.
Denmark is not an inexpensive place to live, but it can be done on a budget. Transportation for most Danish is their bikes. Copenhagen, the nation’s capital, is bike-friendly and also one of the most walkable cities.