• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Life in modern Denmark

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Kingdom of Denmark In America, people tend to forget about many of the smaller European countries. The ones that seem to be recognized the most are only remembered because of their royal families. A major country in this type of situation is a place known as Denmark, but if one digs deeper in their research, they will learn there is much more behind those crowns than money and jewels. Denmark has a small population of 5,564,219 (2011). This is, of course, compared to America's population of over 300 million. The entire country is only 43.098 kilometers (about 7,000 square miles smaller than West Virginia). Its capital is Copenhagen, which is also its largest city. The majority of the ethnic distribution of Denmark are danes while the immigrants and their decedents constitute just under 600,000 of the population. The monarchy prefers the danes, although it cannot be enforced, to practice Protestant religious beliefs. Ninety percent of them claim to do so. Head of state, Queen Margrethe II, was accepted to the throne after her father died on the throne on the 14th of January in 1972; however, the head of government, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, was just appointed in October of last year. ...read more.

Middle

The managers themselves make sure that all workplaces do not work over 37 hours. For example, if one stays for overtime at work, then they will be presented with time off on the next day to make up that time with their family. The Danish do not appreciate it when anyone messes with their food. When at a buffet, they will quickly correct you if you do not make your toppings right on your bread. Just as everything else in Danish society, food is a traditional art form in which every meal is eaten at home, except for lunch. For breakfast, they eat rye or white bread with jam or cheese with coffee to drink while lunch is almost always at a restaurant. Lunch consists of cold items, usually buttered, rye bread topped with sliced sausage, boiled eggs, or liver paste. (This does not sound particularly appetizing to me.) Dinner, or "middag" (meaning "middle of the day" because of when it used to be eaten), is a family meal. In the mid 20th century it consisted of two courses daily. The first being fruit soup or meat broth, and the second being a fish or mean entree always with a side of potatoes and gravy. ...read more.

Conclusion

Copenhagen's Tivoli amusement park is one of biggest and popular in Europe. Actually, it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Once Walt Disney visited Tivoli, and he was so exited with it that later he decided to make something similar. As the result he built famous Disneyland. Many famous people come from Denmark, even if you don't think of them on an every day basis. The creator of the sail-like opera house in Sydney, Australia was an architect from Denmark. The Lego was also created by a Dane. (Since 1932, more than 320 billion units of Lego bricks have been sold. Studies show that every human being in the world is the owner of about 56 lego bricks. ) Hanes Christian Andersen is a famous fairy tale writer from Denmark. His books have been translated into more languages than any other, except the Bible. Just recently, in 1989, Denmark became the first European country to legalize same-sex marriage. It now offers the same rights to homosexuals as heterosexuals. Denmark is a very small country, but all the same, it has transformed the world that we live in today. What would life be without the Australian opera house and your childhood without legos? But needless to say, I love America, and I don't plan on going anywhere else. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Geography essays

  1. Foreign Talent-Dilemma in Singapore. as we shall explain, illustrate and seek to convince in ...

    RECOMMENDATIONS 74. To attain the kind of vibrant and dynamic society we envision Singapore to be, we must help Singaporeans to excel and compete. The best way is to bring Singapore and Singaporeans to global standards is not to close the door as we cannot shut the world out.

  2. Geography Course Work

    Part of Sintra natural Park. It is one of the best well kept (or relatively well kept beaches for sand dunes. (2) Sintra natural Park The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is one of the 13 Natural Parks of Portugal. While only established in 1994 as a Natural Park by the Portuguese Government, it has been protected since 1981.

  1. Latin America - history, politics, immigration and literature.

    In recent years it is estimated that about half of all illegal people in the United States enter through the US-Mexico Southern parts. Among those who enter without inspection, the great majority are Mexicans and Central Americans. The other half is visa over stayer.

  2. Richmond Shopping Field Study

    This theory can also be used to look at shopping centres. Figure 1. An Illustration and Explanation of a Shopping Hierarchy 7 Figure 2. Christaller's Central Place Theory 8 People will generally travel further distances in order to get higher order goods and this leads to the topic of the sphere of influence.

  1. Fukushima Earthquake And Tsunami 2011

    and effectiveness of seismometers and sea walls, although sea walls do have an effect on the environment. To construct and implement sea walls, natural, agricultural and grassland is destroyed to make way for them. Sea walls require a large amount of space (width and length)

  2. Antarctica Report - the environment and scientific research

    3. The Aurora Australis is Australia's Antarctic flagship and was named after the aurora emitted around Antarctica. Designed as a multi-purpose research and resupply ship, the Aurora was built for the Australia Antarctic Program by P&O Polar and launched in September 1989.

  1. Geography - Building a Sustainable House in Australia

    capture of gaseous and particulate pollutants * alleviation of urban heat island effects increased biodiversity. Super Efficient Windows High Performance windows today feature soft-coat low-E coatings, inert gas in a vacuum sealed air gap, warm edge spacers and more efficient frame technology.

  2. Drought in Australia Research Project

    Here in Australia, regions such as New South Wales will inevitably suffer from drought with its arid conditions and the impact of the El Niño Southern Oscillation. Part C—Effects of Drought on Australia Social Effects: One of the major effects that drought has on Australia citizens is the decline of job opportunities in the agricultural sector.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work