What does Denmark mean?

Definitions for Denmark
ˈdɛn mɑrkden·mark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark, Danmarknoun

    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea


  1. Denmarknoun

    A country in Western Europe consisting mainly of most of the Jutland Peninsula and a number of islands off its coast. Capital: Copenhagen (KÍbenhavn).

  2. Etymology: From Danmark, from Danish dansk + merki or mǫrk.


  1. Denmark

    Denmark (Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈtænmɑk] (listen)) is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Metropolitan Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying south-west of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany. As of 2013, the Kingdom of Denmark, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, has a total of 1,419 islands above 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft); 443 of which have been named and of which 78 are inhabited. Spanning a total area of 42,943 km2 (16,580 sq mi), metropolitan Denmark consists of the northern part of the Jutland peninsula and an archipelago of 406 islands. Of these, the most populated island is Zealand, on which the capital Copenhagen is situated, followed by Funen, the North Jutlandic Island, and Amager. Denmark's geography is characterised by flat, arable land, sandy coasts, low elevation, and a temperate climate. As of 2022, it had a population of 5.928 million (1 October 2022), of which 800,000 live in the capital and largest city, Copenhagen. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948 and in Greenland in 1979; the latter obtained further autonomy in 2009. The unified Kingdom of Denmark emerged in the eighth century as a proficient maritime power amid the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. In 1397, it joined Norway and Sweden to form the Kalmar Union, which persisted until the latter's secession in 1523. The remaining Kingdom of Denmark–Norway endured a series of wars in the 17th century that resulted in further territorial cessions to the Swedish Empire. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was absorbed into Sweden, leaving Denmark with the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. A surge of nationalist movements in the 19th century were defeated in the First Schleswig War of 1848, though the Second Schleswig War of 1864 resulted in further territorial losses to Prussia. The period saw the adoption of the Constitution of Denmark on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy that was established in 1660 and introducing the current parliamentary system. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century, which formed the basis for the present welfare state model and advanced mixed economy. Denmark remained neutral during World War I but regained the northern half of Schleswig in 1920. Danish neutrality was violated in World War II following a swift German invasion in April 1940. During occupation, a resistance movement emerged in 1943 while Iceland declared independence in 1944; Denmark was liberated in May 1945. In 1973, Denmark, together with Greenland but not the Faroes, became a member of what is now the European Union, but negotiated certain opt-outs, such as retaining its own currency, the krone. Denmark is a highly developed country with a high standard of living: the country performs at or near the top in measures of education, health care, civil liberties, democratic governance and LGBT equality. Denmark is a founding member of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark maintains close political, cultural, and linguistic ties with its Scandinavian neighbours, with the Danish language being partially mutually intelligible with both Norwegian and Swedish.


  1. denmark

    Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe, known for being the southernmost of the Nordic countries. It is bordered by Germany to the south, and by sea with Norway to the north and Sweden to the east. Denmark consists of the Jutland Peninsula and more than 440 islands, including Zealand and Funen. Its capital and largest city is Copenhagen. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous territories - Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, known for its high living standards, developed economy, and advancements in areas such as human rights and environmental sustainability.


  1. Denmark

    Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a state in the Scandinavian region of Northern Europe with two autonomous constituent countries in the north Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, located southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and the Danish archipelago of 407 islands, which includes Zealand, Vendsyssel-Thy, Funen, Lolland, Falster, and Bornholm. Denmark has close cultural, historical and economic ties with its Scandinavian neighbours, and the national language, Danish, is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian. The Kingdom of Denmark is a unitary constitutional monarchy, organised in a parliamentary democracy. Ending absolute monarchy that was introduced in 1660, the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, only to be rewritten four times; the latest revision in 1953. Women's right to vote was granted in 1915. The unicameral parliament, the Folketing, resides in Copenhagen, together with judicial, executive, and legislative powers. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving political powers to handle internal affairs to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark became a member of the European Union in 1973, maintaining four opt-outs from European Union policies, as outlined in the 1992 Edinburgh Agreement. Both the Faroe Islands and Greenland remain outside the Union.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Denmark

    the smallest of the three Scandinavian kingdoms, consisting of Jutland and an archipelago of islands in the Baltic Sea, divided into 18 counties, and is less than half the size of Scotland; is a low-lying country, no place in it more above the sea-level than 500 ft., and as a consequence has no river to speak of, only meres or lakes; the land is laid out in cornfields and grazing pastures; there are as good as no minerals, but abundance of clay for porcelain; while the exports consist chiefly of horses, cattle, swine, hams, and butter; it has 1407 m. of railway, and 8686 of telegraph wires; the government is constitutional, and the established religion Lutheran.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. denmark

    A kingdom of Northern Europe, which, with Sweden and Norway, was originally called Scandinavia. In ancient times it was occupied by a fierce and warlike people, whose principal occupation was piracy. In 832 the Danes landed in England, and there established two kingdoms, and two centuries afterwards the conquest of England was completed by Canute, king of Denmark. In the 15th century Christian I. connected Norway, Sleswick, and Holstein with the crown of Denmark, but in consequence of siding with Napoleon, Denmark was obliged to cede Norway to Sweden in 1814. In 1848 Sleswick and Holstein revolted, the duchies being aided by Prussia and other powers of the Germanic Confederation, who, however, concluded a peace on their own account, July 2, 1850. The duchies continued the war, were defeated at Idstet, July 25, 1850, and peace was restored by the intervention of the powers in January, 1851. Hostilities again commenced in 1863, and were terminated by the peace of Vienna in 1864, Denmark renouncing all claim on Sleswick-Holstein.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Denmark

    Properly Danmark, the mark or boundary of the land of the Danes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Denmark is ranked #9859 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Denmark surname appeared 3,281 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Denmark.

    61.3% or 2,014 total occurrences were White.
    33.7% or 1,108 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 76 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 22 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Denmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Denmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Denmark in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Goldman:

    For people who came of age politically before 1989, the word socialism is associated with the Soviet Union or Mao's China, and that doesn't sound like a very good thing, for younger people, socialism tends to be associated with Sweden and Norway and Denmark, and those are much more appealing societies than the Soviet Union.

  2. Gordon Lightfoot:

    I was in Britain that year [1963] and some music publishing people in Denmark Street in London suggested me to the BBC. So I found myself in front of a British television show, which was a nice surprise.

  3. Carsten Chachah:

    Power prices in Germany are higher than in the Nordics. If more exports from Denmark were allowed, it would reduce prices in Germany and that would benefit German consumers, today, they are losing out.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I'm a father of three children who have left Denmark and are living and have establishing families in Israel, they did not leave Denmark because they were afraid. They went to Israel because they wanted to live in Israel. And I want those people who come to Israel, they should come to Israel because they want to go, not because they're afraid to be in another European country.

  5. Camilla Fjeldsoe of pollsters:

    It is completely 50-50 in Denmark so it will be those four who decide who will be the prime minister.

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