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Facts about Denmark

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Country Facts

Denmark is a nation famed for its architects and designers, a world pioneer in wind-power technology, a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, the birthplace of Dogme films and much more.You can read more about Denmark at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmarks’ website.

Greenland, The Faroe Islands and the Artics

The Faroe Islands and Greenland are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Read more in the following links:

Culture and Lifestyle

In Denmark we dare to think unconventionally. We have a tradition of liberalism and room for creativity. We are eager to safeguard the environment which is reflected in our lifestyles and in the development of sustainable cities.

Denmark is a country with great cultural surplus. Art is often supported by the government and this gives abundant opportunities for artists to develop and express their creativity. But Denmark is also a place where young and untamed culture blossoms in the underground. You find unfinanced graffiti, and street art and cultural festivals based primarily on voluntary work.

You can learn more about the Danish culture and lifestyle at

The Royal Family

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II heads a country in rapid development. Her ability to redefine the ancient identity of a Royal House has earned her respect and affection among the Danish people. The royal family has personal ties to Vietnam through HRH Prince Henrik. 

HM Queen Margrethe II has been the Head of State of Denmark since 1972 and is widely respected as a modern monarch.

As a Crown Princess Queen Margrethe II married Count Henri de Monpezat in 1967. They were blessed with their first son HRH Crown Prince Frederik in 1968 and his brother HRH Prince Joachim in 1969.

The Queen has studied philosophy, archaeology and political science. She is an artist in her own right, known especially for her collages, her set- and costume designs for the Royal Ballet and her paintings.

The Danish Royal Family has personal ties to Vietnam through HRH The Prince. The Prince Consort spent his first five years in Hanoi where his father was in charge of family interests in industrial enterprises. The Prince returned to Vietnam 1950-52 and in 1958; this time to study in Ho Chi Minh City. Subsequently the Prince has returned to Vietnam several times in recent years.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

HRH Crown Prince Frederik is accustomed to the duties of royalty. As heir to the throne, he takes over the Queen’s role as Sovereign of Denmark when she is abroad or otherwise unable to fulfil the function.

The Crown Prince holds a degree in political science, having studied both in Denmark and at Harvard University. He has continued the Danish Kings’ traditional association with the armed forces, and has received a thorough military training supplemented by a demanding course with the elite Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps. He has also during shorter periods served as a diplomat.

HRH Crown Princess Mary grew up in Australia and holds a double degree in law and commerce. She and Crown Princess Frederik met during the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, and married in Copenhagen May 2004. They have a son, HRH Prince Christian born in 2005, a daughter, HRH Princess Isabella born in 2007 and twins; HRH Prince Vincent and HRH Princess Josephine born in 2011.

The Crown Prince Couple's popularity in Denmark is huge and the Crown Prince has been voted “Dane of the Year” several times.

The visit in Vietnam in 2009 was the first State Visit where The Queen and The Prince Consort were joined by The Crown Prince Couple.

In 2011 the Crown Prince came back to Vietnam on the occasion of the 40 year anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Denmark and Vietnam in 2022.

Read more about the Danish Royal House here.


Denmark is a loved destination for tourists from all over the world. Denmark is a mix of rural and urban landscapes with ancient castles and modern designs found throughout. Biking is very popular in Denmark, which has thousands of kilometers of established cycling routes. Swimming, windsurfing, yachting and fishing are other outdoor opportunities to enjoy.

The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen, which has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities.

Owing to its position Denmark has always acted as a stepping-stone between Central Europe and the countries of the Scandinavian peninsula.

Please visit the website of the official Danish tourism agency, VisitDenmark, to get more information about tourism in Denmark.

Study in Denmark

Danish higher education has a long academic tradition that combines excellence with a dynamic and innovative culture in research as well as in teaching methods and learning environments.High academic standards, active study environments, interdisciplinary studies and project-based activities are some of the characteristics of studying in Denmark.

Exchange students and degree students coming to Denmark can choose between more than 1,000 individual courses and more than 130 study programmes taught in English. For further information please visit DIS. Danes are generally very good at speaking English.

If you are interested in academic and practical information about studying, living and working in Denmark you can read more at Study in Denmark. The website contains information especially relevant for international students.

Working in Denmark

To be updated on the present job situation in Denmark and for procedures on how to get a job in Denmark, please visit Work in Denmark. The website includes information on how families settle in and give an impression of the opportunities and conditions that exists for foreign workers seeking jobs in Denmark.