Is Denmark a Country?


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Denmark is a country in northern Europe. It is considered one of the Scandinavian countries, of which it is the smallest. Denmark is comprised of a peninsula attached to the European mainland, as well as around 400 islands in the North Sea surrounding it.

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The capital and largest city in Denmark is Copenhagen, which is located on Zealand, a large island due east of mainland Denmark. Copenhagen was founded as a fishing village in the 10th century and became the capital of the country in the 15th century. Denmark has been a member of the European Union since 1973, making it one of the first countries outside of the Inner Six (Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) to join.

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