Denmark History Essay

Submitted By Peter-Massaquoi
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Peter Massaquoi
SOC 205/Assignment
Dr. Tu
April 17, 2015
Denmark
History
The kingdom of Denmark is located in Northern Europe. The name Denmark years back to the Viking age and it pared on the renowned Jelling stone from around 900AD. Denmark has changed from its historical past. Around the 13th and 17th centuries, Denmark was a superpower whose influence was as powerful as that of European countries. However, I choose to study Denmark because I want to know more about the country’s history, religion, and population, Weather, and culture. I am interested in doing in Denmark because I have a degree in Business Administration.
Language
The official language of Denmark is Danish. The language has 29 letters and uses the basic 26 letter Latin alphabet with three other letters which include E,O, and A. Danish is of the North Germanic languages also called Scandinavian language. Also the language is used by the 50,000 Danes in the northern part of Germany, where it holds the status of a minority language.
Weather
According to the official website of Denmark, there are four seasons in Denmark. They include warm summer days, colorful autumns, green springs and cold, snowy winters (Denmark.dk). For instance, the weather in Denmark is usually an influence to daily activities across the country. The official website of Denmark provide regular weather forecast for both citizens and foreigners.
Religion
In the opening of this paper, I gave brief information about the origin of Denmark dating back from the 13th and 17th centuries. To go further, let take a look at the country’s religious belief. In Denmark, general traditions and popular mindset have been shaped by Christianity to an exceptional degree. It is clear that religion in Denmark is more confidently rooted in Danish society than in many other countries (Denmark.dk). Simply put, there are more Christian believers in Denmark than any other nations in Europe. In addition, the expression of the relationship between nation building and Denmark’s Christianization is present on Denmark’s birth certificate, the Jelling Stone.
Moreover, Christianity inclination continues with the Rectification in 1536, when the Danish church became Evangelical Lutheran and was combined into the state, as well as in the religious stimulations of 1800s. The vigor of which was to a large outspread organized into the cultural, social, and business developments that came to form the foundation of the 20th century Danish welfare state. Hence, Christianity’s exceptional history in Denmark explains why the common interdependence of the people, the state, and church has remained in place longer and more strongly in the country than in any other country.
Despite the supremacy of Christians in Denmark, the second largest religious group consists of immigrants and other with Islamic backgrounds. About four percent of the population has roots in an Islamic culture, with much less individuals being practicing Muslims. Globalization and immigration has also led to sufficient growth in the memberships of Christian and Christian-oriented groups outside of the Church of Denmark. Accounting for three percent of the population today (Iversen). This is to say that the Muslim population is also growing in Denmark although the country was founded on the Christian principle.
Population
Now that we have learned about the various kinds religions in Denmark especially the Christianity and Islamic religion, it is also important to discuss the country’s population. The population of Denmark is over five million people. Below are others statistical information about the country.
Area: 42,916 square kilometers
Population density: 130.50 per square kilometer
Geographic region: Scandinavia
Gross domestic product: 466.2 billion (2013)
GDP per capital: 277,500 (2014)
Currency: Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone =100 (DKK 5.58= 1 USD).
Cultural practice
The cultural practice in Denmark is exceptional from other cultural…