Denmark

Country Profile
 

Kingdom Of Denmark
(Kongeriget Danmark)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
958 AD
Capital City:
Copenhagen
Total Area Ranking:
133 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
111 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Located on the northern coast of Europe, at the entrance to the Baltic Sea, Denmark occupies the greater part of the Jutland peninsula; two large islands called Fyn (Fünnen) and Själland (Zealand) and 483 smaller islands. Denmark’s only landward neighbour is German, to the south. To the west and north lies the North Sea, while to the east are the straits called the Kattegat and Öresund, which separate Denmark from Sweden. In the North Atlantic are the self-governing territories of Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.
The land is quite low lying, with an average height above sea level of only 30 m (98 ft), and has no large rivers and few lakes. The coastline is, however, indented by many lagoons and fjords. The total land area is 43,070 sq km (16,629 sq miles).
The Population of 5.3 million (2000 figure) comprises 96% of Danish origin, with 1% Faeroe and Inuit and 3% other ethnic groups – mainly Scandinavians and Europeans. Some 89% of the people are Evangelical Lutherans, 1% Roman Catholic and 10% other faiths. The capital city is Copenhagen, on the island of Själland.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Danish History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Denmark
Yahoo Denmark page
wikipedia: Denmark
wikipedia: History of Denmark
The official website of Denmark

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Denmark.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Danish civil aircraft were registered in the series T-DAAA onwards from 1919, but this changed to OY-AAA onwards in 1929.
Danish Historical Aircraft Registration Database

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Flyvevabnet)

Historical military air arms-
Naval Aviation (Marinens Flyvevaesen) [1912-1950]
Army Aviation (Haerens Flyvertropper) [1912-1950]
Army Aviation (Haerens Flyvetjeneste) [1971-2003]
Naval Aviation (Soevaernets Helikopter Tjeneste) [1971-2010]

Central Government Agencies

Coast Guard – no information.

Public Service Aviation

Air Ambulance – no information
Police – no aviation branch

Commercial Aviation

Cimber Air
DAT – Danish Air Transport
Air Greenland/Greenlandair
Maersk Air [1969-2005]
Muk Air Taxi
Premiair [1994-2002]
Star Air
Sun-Air Scandinavia
Stirling European Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Denmark
The World’s Airlines: Denmark

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

Royal Army Aircraft Factory
Royal Navy Dockyard
S.A.I.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Denmark

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Danmarks Tekniske Museum
Danmarks Flymuseum
Egeskov Veteranmuseum
Forsvars og Garnisons Museum
Tojhusmuseet

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Denmark

Aviation Bibliography

Danish Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Pilots.dk
Danish pilots discussion forum

Torben Koed Homepage
Lots of links to Danish aviation-related websites

digiphoto.dk
Collection of historical aviation photos

Aviation Museums Denmark
Visitor data and exhibits for each location

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