Etiquette in Denmark

Denmark has a population of about 5.1 million and 70 percent live in urban areas while 1.4 million of the population lives in its capital, Copenhagen.  The country has 406 islands but only 40 of them are inhabited.  Denmark is a green countryside and has been recognized for this. This country has long depended on the agricultural skills of their people.

The currency used in Denmark is called the Danish krone.  The Banks and ATM machines in Denmark have the best rates when it comes to exchanging money.

The official language is Danish, but English is taught throughout the school years, which makes English the second dominant language. A majority of the population are Evangelical Lutherans.

Denmark is usually very cold. The winters’ average temperature stays in the mid-30s, but the summer temperatures average in the low to mid-60s.

Denmark is six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Meeting & Greeting Etiquette

Danes are quite punctual and appreciate it from others. Don’t be late to either business or social events.

Shake hands with everyone in the room, both on arrival and upon departure.  Greet women first.  Don’t forget to shake hands with any children in the room too.