Danish State Visit to Ghana

Accra

23 - 25 November 2017

About Denmark

Denmark is a country in Northern Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark is part of Scandinavia together with Sweden and Norway. The Kingdom of Denmark is a sovereign state that comprises Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper has an area of 43,094 square kilometres and a population of 5,699,220. The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate.

Learn more about Denmark at www.denmark.dk

The Danish Monarchy

The Danish Monarchy traces its roots to Gorm the Old (d. 958), making it more than 1000 years old and one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The current Royal House, the House of Glücksborg, is tied by marriage to most of the royal families of Europe and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.

Although absolute monarchy was abolished with the adoption of the Constitution on 5 June 1849, the monarch is still formally responsible for signing all Acts of Parliament and for formally appointing a new government. More than 150 years after the introduction of democracy, the Royal House still enjoys widespread popularity and approval among the Danes.

To read more about the Royal Family see www.kongehuset.dk