Denmark’s geography sets it apart from its European neighbors. You are never more than 30 miles from the sea in this Scandinavian country. Danes are known for their independence and are often considered some of the happiest people in the world. Here are five facts to get you started.
LOCATION: Denmark is located in northern Europe. Except for a 42-mile border with Germany, all of Denmark is surrounded by water—either the North Sea or the Baltic Sea. The largest portion of Denmark is the Jutland peninsula. Denmark consists of more than 400 islands, only about 80 of which are inhabited.
Conservation Status When the mute swan migrated into North America, it began competing with native animals for food, territory, and nesting areas. Common loon populations in Michigan are being threatened by mute swans. Canada geese and trumpeter swans are often driven off by the mute swan’s aggressive behavior. The beautiful and intelligent mute swan is considered of “least concern” on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, as no animal wants to challenge this mighty bird…