", "A Minister shall not remain in office after the Parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in him. The overall level of taxation (sum of all taxes, as a percentage of GDP) was 46% in 2017. During the war, the underground produced 550 newspapers—small, surreptitiously printed sheets that encouraged sabotage and resistance. Switzerland and Denmark. Nor does the EPI gauge how well the biodiversity is faring compared to a pristine situation. Roe deer occupy the countryside in growing numbers, and large-antlered red deer can be found in the sparse woodlands of Jutland. However, this has had little effect, and in 2008 Denmark experienced an increase in the import of fuel inefficient old cars,[162] as the cost for older cars—including taxes—keeps them within the budget of many Danes. [141] Establishing a business can be done in a matter of hours and at very low costs. The country's main export goods are: wind turbines, pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, furniture and design. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age (500 BC – AD 1), native groups began migrating south, and the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age,[30] in the Roman Iron Age (AD 1–400). Alternatively pupils can attend an independent school (friskole), or a private school (privatskole), such as Christian schools or Waldorf schools. Møller-Mærsk (international shipping), Novo Nordisk (pharmaceuticals), ISS A/S (facility services), Vestas (wind turbines), Arla Foods (dairy), DSV (transport), Carlsberg Group (beer), Salling Group (retail), Ørsted A/S (power), Danske Bank. Denmark's armed forces are known as the Danish Defence (Danish: Forsvaret). In 1871, Holger Drachmann and Karl Madsen visited Skagen in the far north of Jutland where they quickly built up one of Scandinavia's most successful artists' colonies specialising in Naturalism and Realism rather than in the traditional approach favoured by the Academy. [144] The unemployment rate was 5.7% in 2017,[145] which is considered close to or below its structural level. Under the county system certain densely populated municipalities, such as Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg, had been given a status equivalent to that of counties, making them first-level administrative divisions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, reducing the number from 270. [63] Norway spruce is the most widespread tree (2017), being important in the production of Christmas trees. The four cities with populations over 100,000 are the capital Copenhagen on Zealand; Aarhus and Aalborg in Jutland; and Odense on Funen. [189], The Constitution states that the sovereign must have the Lutheran faith, though the rest of the population is free to adhere to other faiths. [4] Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523. [243] In 2019, the Danish men's national handball team won their first World Championship title in the tournament that was co-hosted between Germany and Denmark. [85] The Faroese home government is defined to be an equal partner with the Danish national government,[86] while the Greenlandic people are defined as a separate people with the right to self-determination.[87]. While international co-operation and activity has almost always been essential to the Danish artistic community, influential art collectives with a firm Danish base includes De Tretten (1909–1912), Linien (1930s and 1940s), COBRA (1948–1951), Fluxus (1960s and 1970s), De Unge Vilde (1980s) and more recently Superflex (founded in 1993). How big is Switzerland compared to Denmark? Denmark–Switzerland relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Switzerland. Additionally, roughly two in five have complementary private insurance to cover services not fully covered by the state, such as physiotherapy. The latter are due to the many protection laws and protected areas of significance within the country even though the EPI is not considering how well these laws and regulations are affecting the current biodiversity and habitats in reality; one of many weaknesses in the EPI. A circle enclosing the same area as Denmark would be 234 kilometres (145 miles) in diameter with a circumference of 736 km (457 mi) (land area only:232.33 km (144.36 mi) and 730 km (454 mi) respectively). Denmark has a GDP per capita of $50,100 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017. be 43.9% less likely to be unemployed In Denmark, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. [155], Denmark exported roughly 460 million GJ of energy in 2018. There are short days during the winter with sunrise coming around 8:45 am and sunset 3:45 pm (standard time), as well as long summer days with sunrise at 4:30 am and sunset at 10 pm (daylight saving time).[60]. The Danish filmmaker Carl Th. In the four largest cities – Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg – light rail systems are planned to be in operation around 2020.[159]. Other popular sports include golf—which is mostly popular among those in the older demographic;[244] tennis—in which Denmark is successful on a professional level; basketball—Denmark joined the international governing body FIBA in 1951;[245] rugby—the Danish Rugby Union dates back to 1950;[246] hockey— often competing in the top division in the Men's World Championships; rowing—Denmark specialise in lightweight rowing and are particularly known for their lightweight coxless four, having won six gold and two silver World Championship medals and three gold and two bronze Olympic medals; and several indoor sports—especially badminton, table tennis and gymnastics, in each of which Denmark holds World Championships and Olympic medals. The island of Bornholm is located east of the rest of the country, in the Baltic Sea.