Open minded and modern

The population of the world’s oldest monarchy is 5.4 million – 1.7 million of them reside in Copenhagen’s metropolitan area.

The Danes are a cosmopolitan people who love to travel and the vast majority speak excellent English. In contrast to the Danes’ dynamic lifestyle is the particular concept of hygge.

Hygge is hard to define but is essentially a word about enjoying life in comfortable and familiar surroundings with good company and usually accompanied by good food and drink.

Politically, the country is a constitutional democracy with coalition governments acting according to parliament’s wishes – with the monarchy acting solely as a figurehead. Denmark is a member of the European Union, United Nations and NATO.

The official religion in Denmark is Lutheran evangelical but religious freedom is a mainstay in Danish society and most of the world’s religions are represented.