Denmark is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations.
The country's capital and largest city is Copenhagen which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, attracting about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world and the 6th in Europe. Other major cities are Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the Danish economy is characterized by extensive government welfare provisions.
Denmark has a developed mixed economy that is classed as a high-income economy by the World Bank. According to the International Monetary Fund, Denmark has the world's highest minimum wage. The country ranks highest in the world for workers' rights.
The World Happiness Report ranks Denmark's population as the happiest in the world. This has been attributed to the country's highly regarded education and health care systems, and its low level of income inequality.
Denmark has considerably large deposits of oil and natural gas in the North Sea and ranks as number 32 in the world among net exporters of crude oil. Denmark is a long-time leader in wind power: In 2015 wind turbines provided 42.1% of the total electricity consumption.
The Oresund Bridge is a 16 km direct link between Denmark (Copenhagen) and Sweden (Malmo) across the Øresund strait. It is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe.
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