Information about Denmark
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe.
It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973.
However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Above picture: The Nyhavn area of Copenhagen was home to fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. He occupied three different dwellings along this scenic canal at different times in his life. Many of these picturesque structures have been converted into cafes and restaurants.
Above picture: The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen Harbor has been a symbol of the city since 1909.