Facts about Denmark Constitution Day

Facts about Denmark Constitution Day

Constitution Day in Denmark on 5 June commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849

To mark the day, here are 14 interesting facts about Denmark Constitution Day.

The flag of Denmark is the oldest still in use today. According to legend, the flag came into Danish possession during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219. The flag of Denmark is the oldest still in use today. According to legend, the flag came into Danish possession during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Denmark can claim the oldest monarchy in Europe. Queen Magrethe II can trace her direct lineage back to the 10th century. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Denmark stretches along a coast of 7,314 km, which is longer than the Chinese Wall. It corresponds to almost one and a half metre of coast per inhabitant. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Denmark has three sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List: Jelling Monuments, Roskilde Cathedral and Krongborg Castle. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

The UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people on earth two years in a row. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

The Bluetooth on your phone gets its name from the second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth. The symbol is a combination of the runes representing his initials. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

The Great Dane breed of dog originally came from Germany and not from Denmark. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Denmark has more than twice the amount of bicycles (4.2 million) than cars (1.8 million). Cyclists in Copenhagen pedal more than 1.13 million km on their bicycles each day. 35% of all journeys in Copenhagen are made by bicycle. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

The famous Danish pastries were introduced to Denmark in 1870s, when striking bread makers were replaced by Viennese immigrant bakers, who brought their traditions of sweet breads, cakes, and puff pastries. In Denmark, these pastries are still known as Wienerbrod (Viennese bread). Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Copenhagen’s Strøget, at 3.2 km long, is the oldest and longest pedestrian street in the world. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Lego comes from Denmark. The name is an abbreviation of two Danish words leg godt, meaning "play well." Denmark Constitution Day Facts

Founded in 1583, Dyrehavsbakken, or Bakken, located within the woods of Dyrehaven, is the world's oldest amusement park. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

The United States bought the Virgin Islands, part of the West Indies, from Denmark in 1917. Denmark Constitution Day Facts

In Denmark, it is illegal to publicly burn or desecrate the flags of foreign countries, but it is legal to burn or desecrate the national flag, the Dannebrog. Denmark Constitution Day Facts
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