The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. It is located in Scandinavia, which is in northern Europe. Denmark borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, and consists of a peninsula attached to Northern Germany named Jutland, the islands Funen, Zealand, Bornholm and many smaller islands.
Area: 43,094 sq km
Climate: Denmark has a mild climate with no extremes of heat or cold. In the light summer months of June to August, the average daytime temperature is 19ºC and in the coldest month of February the average is 1
Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling plains
Population: 5,432,335 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
Community NameThe Danish Community in Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
There were 166 people from Denmark living in Tasmania according to 2001 ABS Statistics
Local Community Contact DetailsThe Danish Community in Tasmania
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The first Danish Stone was donated by Mr Kris Lund-Jensen, the Danish Ambassador to Australia on 21st of April 1997. Unfortunately this stone was damaged in transit and was replaced with one locally produced . The stone is Coles Bay pink granite with a polished face. The engraved design consists of a red and white Danish flag with the gold filled inscription in Danish above and English below. The ambassador had earlier obtained a block of stone from his own property in Denmark, but it was unable to be used as it was damaged in Transit.