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Denmark PPT

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Denmark PPT

  1. 1. DENMARK
  2. 2. OVERVIEW OF THE COUNTRY  Country Name: Denmark  Capital City: Copenhagen  National Anthem: Der er et yndigt land (There is a Lovely Country)  Economy: 21st largest economy  Language: Danish  Current Queen: Margrethe II  Current Prime Minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt  Currency: Danish Krone  Population: 5,668,743 (approx.5.6 million)  Religion: Christianity (Lutheran)
  3. 3. HISTORY OF DENMARK
  4. 4. HISTORY 130,000–110,000 BC (Eem interglacial period):  Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC. 1800–600 BC (The Nordic Bronze Age):  Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. 500 BC – AD 1 (Pre-Roman Iron Age):  During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, although the first Danish people came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age. Viking and Middle Ages:  From the 8th to the 10th century, the Danes, Norwegians and Swedes were known as Vikings.  They colonized, raided, and traded in all parts of Europe.  Viking explorers first discovered Iceland by accident in the 9th century.
  5. 5. HISTORY Constitutional monarchy:  After the European Revolutions of 1848, Denmark peacefully became a constitutional monarchy on 5 June 1849.  Denmark faced war against both Prussia and Habsburg Austria in what became known as the Second Schleswig War, lasting from February to October 1864.  Industrialization came to Denmark in the second half of the 19th century. Post-war:  After World War II, Denmark became one of the founding members of the European Free Trade Association, NATO. Kalmar War: 611 – 4 April War between Denmark and Sweden breaks out when Sweden attempts to break the Danish monopoly on trade with Russia 1611 – 11 June The Swedish Army is defeated at Kalmar 1613 – 20 January Denmark and Sweden sign a peace treaty. Denmark becomes an uncontested power nation in Scandinavia
  6. 6. THEJELLING MOUNDS, RUNIC STONESAND CHURCH WERE INSCRIBED ON THEWORLD HERITAGELIST IN 1994. THE RUNIC TEXT DESCRIBES HOW HARALD BROUGHT DENMARK AND NORWAY TOGETHER AND CHRISTIANISED THE DANES.
  7. 7. GOVERNMENT OF DENMARK
  8. 8. GOVERNMENT The political system of Denmark is that of a multi-party structure. Chief of State: Queen Margrethe II Government Name: Kingdom of Denmark Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy Main Powers: Executive: The queen is theoretically the source of all executive and legislative power. Judicial: The supreme court functions as a civil and appellate court for cases from subordinate courts. Its judgments cannot be be appealed to another Danish court. Legislative: The Folketinget is the parliament of Denmark. It is the supreme and ultimate legislative body while operating within the confines of the constitution.
  9. 9. DANISH ROYAL FAMILY The Danish Royal Family consists of the dynastic family of the monarch.  All members of the Danish Royal Family, except Queen Margrethe II, hold the title of Princess of Denmark.  The Queen and her siblings belong to the House of Glücksburg, which is a branch of the Royal House of Oldenburg.  The Queen's children and male-line descendants belong agnatically to the family de Laborde de Monpezat, and were given the concurrent title Count/Countess of Monpezat by royal decree in April 2008.  The Danish Royal Family enjoys remarkably high approval ratings in Denmark, possibly ranging from somewhere between 82% and 92%.
  10. 10. THE ROYAL FAMILY OF DENMARK DURING THE QUEEN'S 70TH BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 16, 2010.
  11. 11. LOCATION OF DENMARK
  12. 12. LOCATION  Denmark is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe.  total area of 43,094 square km.  Total land area 98%.  Total water area 2%.  consists of the peninsula of Jutland, north of Germany. The most populated and largest of the islands is Zealand. Germany shares 68 km (42 miles) of border with Denmark, and the other 7,314 km (4,545 miles) is coastline.  Denmark also includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, and the territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
  13. 13. CLIMATE IN DENMARK
  14. 14. CLIMATE  Denmark has a temperate climate.  mean temperatures in January of 1.5 °C (34.7 °F).  summers, with a mean temperature in August of 17.2 °C (63.0 °F).  Snowfall in December to February.  The spring (Mar-May) is very shifty. It is often very windy and fresh.  The fall (Sep-Nov) have probably the most shifty weather. It is very windy often have storms in the fall.
  15. 15. POPULATION OF DENMARK
  16. 16. POPULATION  Denmark total population is 5,668,743 (5.6 million) (Wikipedia, April 2015)  89.6% of Denmark's population of over 5,580,516 is of Danish descent ( has Danish Citizenship).  10.4% are immigrants (Ethnic Groups) came from Turkey, Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia, S. Asia and Middle East.  34% approx. 200,000 population have a Western background and 66% approx. 390,000 population have a non-Western background.  99% of the population is literate.  The fertility rate is 1.73 children born per woman (2013). Despite the low birth rate, the population is still growing at an average annual rate of 0.23%. (Wikipedia, 2012)
  17. 17. POPULATION RATE (2012) 90% 8% 2% Population Rate % Persons of Danish origin Immigrants Descendent of an immigrant
  18. 18. RELIGION IN DENMARK
  19. 19. RELIGION (WIKIPEDIA, JAN, 2015)  In January 2015, 77.8% of the population of Denmark were members of the Church of Denmark (Den Danske Folkekirke),the officially established church, which is Lutheran in tradition.  Despite the high membership figures, only 3% of the population regularly attend Church on Sunday.  The constitution of Denmark states that a member of the Royal Family must be a member of the Church of Denmark, though the rest of the population is free to adhere to other faiths.  In 1682, the state granted limited recognition to three religious groups which were Roman Catholicism, the Reformed Church and Judaism.  Denmark’s Muslims make up approximately 3% of the population and form the country's second largest religious community.
  20. 20. SURVEY ABOUT GOD  25% of Danes believe Jesus is the son of God.  18% believe he is the savior of the world. (Euro barometer Poll, 2009)  28% of Danish citizens polled responded that they "believe there is a God”  47% responded that they "believe there is some sort of spirit or life force"  24% responded that they "do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force". (Euro barometer Poll, 2010)
  21. 21. LANGUAGE OF DENMARK
  22. 22. LANGUAGE  Danish is a North Germanic language. In business organizations Danish peaple also use English language.  6 million people speak Danish in Denmark and in North Germany.  There are also minor Danish-speaking communities like.  Norway, Sweden, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina.  Due to immigration around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their home language.  The Danish language developed during the Middle Ages.  The history of Danish can by convention be divided into:  Old Danish, 9th to 11th centuries  Middle Danish, 12th to 15th centuries  Modern Danish, 16th century to present.
  23. 23. ECONOMY OF DENMARK
  24. 24. ECONOMY  GDP $330.8 billion (2014)  2.5% contributed by Agriculture sector .  20.2% contributed by Industrial sector.  77.3% contributed by Service sector. (Wikipedia, 2005)  Imports $84.74 billion (2009)  Exports $91.49 billion (2009) (Wikipedia, 2009)
  25. 25. MAIN EXPORTS OF DENMARK
  26. 26. MAIN IMPORTS OF DENMARK
  27. 27. TRANSPORTATION IN DENMARK
  28. 28. TRANSPORTATION  Transport in Denmark is developed and modern.  The motorway network now covers 1,111 km of operational tracks.  The railway network totals 2,667 km of operational track.  Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia, handling approximately 23m passengers per year (2011)  Being an island state with a long coastline and always close to the sea, Denmark's ports handle some 48 million passengers and 109 million tones of cargo per year.  Denmark is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC).  Copenhagen is a city combining both excellent public transport and one of the most extensive cycling systems in the world.  The city’s system was named the world's best metro in 2008 and 2010.
  29. 29. HEALTH IN DENAMRK
  30. 30. HEALTH Denmark has a universal health care system being publicly financed through taxes and, run directly by the regional authorities. The life expectancy in Denmark is 78.6 years. There is 1 doctor for every 294 persons in Denmark.  Denmark spends 11.2% of its GDP on health care. The central government plays a relatively limited role in health care in Denmark. In Denmark suicide rate is 11.3%. The quality of Denmark’s health system is extremely high.
  31. 31. EDUCATION IN DENMARK
  32. 32. EDUCATION  Education in Denmark is compulsory  Government-funded education is usually free of charge and open to all.  Denmark has a tradition of private schools and about 15.6% of all children at basic school level attend private schools.  Literacy rate is 99% in Denmark.  According to literacy rate Denmark ranked 42th position in the world.  University of Copenhagen is the most famous university in Denmark.  Denmark is the 5th best country in the world at providing higher education.
  33. 33. EDUCATION SYSTEM Pre-School •nursery school class, from the age of 5, voluntary Primary and lower secondary school •begin school at the age of six or seven •9 years of compulsory schooling. Upper secondary education •2-3 years general vocational courses Vocational education and training •Vocational education and training courses are of 3 - 4 years’ duration. Higher education •There are three types of institute of higher education: •Academies •Colleges •Universities
  34. 34. FAMILY POSITION IN DENMARK
  35. 35. FAMILY POSITION  Substantial demographic changes have affected the setting for family life and relations between family members.  Postponement of marriage and births, and decreasing birth rates have reduce the development in family relations since the 1960’s.  Growing numbers of divorces. This is due to a number of factors:  The establishment of the welfare state  Increased the demand for more and better skilled labor  Allowing women to enter the labor market as well as the educational system.
  36. 36. BIRTH RATE IN DENMARK (STATISTICS DENMARK, VITAL STATISTICS 2000 )
  37. 37. DIVORCE RATE IN DENMARK (STATISTICS DENMARK, VITAL STATISTICS 2000 )
  38. 38. DANISH FOOD
  39. 39. DANISH CUISINE
  40. 40. GREETING METHODS IN DENMARK
  41. 41. GREETINGS Greetings are casual  With a firm handshake  Direct eye contact  A smile  Say good-bye individually when arriving or departing.  Shake hand with women first.  Danes tend to introduce themselves with their first name.
  42. 42. BUSINESS HOURS IN DENMARK
  43. 43. BUSINESS HOURS
  44. 44. HOLIDAYS IN DENMARK
  45. 45. HOLIDAYS Date Holiday Name Holiday Type January 1 New Year's Day National Holiday February 15 Carnival Observance March 20 March Equinox Season April 5 Easter day National Holiday May 1 Labor day/ May day Observance May 14 Ascension Day National Holiday June 5 Constitution Day Observance October 25 Daylight saving time ends Clock change/ daylight saving time December 25 Christmas Day National Holiday December 31 New Year's Eve Observance
  46. 46. NON-VERBAL BEHAVIOR IN DEMARK
  47. 47. NON- VERBAL BEHAVIOR  Physical contact is rare and best avoided.  The American OK sign, with thumb and index finger forming a circle, can be read as an obscene gesture in Denmark.  The thumbs-up gesture is positive as it signals approval.  Eye contact should be frequent, almost to the point of staring, as this conveys sincerity and helps build trust.  Danes are not fond of bargaining and strongly dislike haggling.  Denmark is one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to equality between men and women. Most women are working, and many hold business leadership positions.
  48. 48. ATTITUDES IN DENMARK
  49. 49. ATTITUDES Danish people are the most happiest people on the earth. Danes believe there is one proper way in which to act in any given circumstance.  If someone is not following the rules, be they written or merely understood, someone will generally speak up and admonish them to obey the accepted protocol. The expect courteous behavior from everyone. Talk in moderate tone and do not do anything to call attention to yourself.
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