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Denmark is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also consists of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The name of the country in Danish is "Danmark".

Denmark is situated about 54 - 58 degrees North, and 8 - 15 degrees East. Denmark has an area of about 43.069 km2 and 5,5 mill inhabitants (2007). The main language is Danish.

Country Code

There are a number of standards giving a country code to Denmark:

ISO 3166 alpha-2 	 	 	 	DK
ISO 3166 alpha-3 	 	 	 	DNK
ISO 3166 numeric 	 	 	 	208
UN Genève 1949:68 Vehicle code 	 	 	DK
CCITT E.163 international telephone prefix	45
CCITT X.121 X.25 numbering country code	 	238
ISO 2108 ISBN book numbering 	 	 	87

The Alpha-2 code "DK" of ISO 3166 is for general use, and is use generally by the public as the abbreviation for Denmark.

Regions and municipalities

Denmark is divided into five regions (Danish: regioner, singular: region) and a total of 98 municipalities. The regions were created on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform to replace the country's traditional thirteen counties (amter). At the same time, smaller municipalities (kommuner) were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 270 to 98.

Country/Region Population Area (km²) Density (Pop per km²)
Denmark 5,430,590 43,094 126
Faroe Islands 47,017 1,399 34
Greenland 56,916 2,175,600 0.026


The name of the Danish language in Danish is "dansk". Danish is spoken by around 6 million people and is the mothertongue for 97% of the population in Denmark. The language is also used by the 50,000 Danes in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, where it holds the status of minority language. Danish also holds official status and is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which now enjoy limited autonomy. In Iceland and Faroe Islands, Danish is, alongside English, a compulsory foreign language taught in schools (although it may be substituted by Swedish or Norwegian). In North and South America there are Danish language communities in Argentina, the USA and Canada.

The language code according to ISO 639 for the Danish language is "da".

Other Languages

Denmark is one of the countries with the highest percentage of multilingual population in the world. 66% of danes are able to converse in two other languages than their mothertongue, 30% of danes are able to converse in three other languages than their mothertongue.

The three most widely known foreign languagges are: English 86%, German 58%, French 12%.

English and German are compulsory subject in primary school and in general Danes have good english knowledge thanks to the strong Anglo-American influence and the practice of subtitling rather than dubbing foreign tv shows and movies.

Writing system

The Danish alfabet uses the 26 characters in the basic Latin alphabet with an additional three: æ/Æ, ø/Ø and å/Å. These three letters are not considered to be accents of a and o and are sorted following z in the order æøå.

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz Ææ Øø Åå

The combination of two <a>s is regarded as one <å>, originating from older orthography but still used in many person and place names.

For indicating stress, different pronunciation and long vovels, an accent can be used on all vowels:

Áá Éé Íí Óó Ýý Ǽǽ Ǿǿ Ǻǻ

The following letters of foreign origin is commonly used in Danish newspapers and books, according to examples in "Retskrivningsordbogen":

Ââ Àà Çç Ðð Êê Ëë Èè Ôô Őő Œœ Þþ Üü Ää Öö

The recommended character set is DS/ISO 8859-1; for a bigger repertoire DS/ISO/IEC 10646-1 is recommended.

Sort Order

Alphanumeric deterministic ordering.

Normal <a> to <z> ordering is used on the Latin script, except for the following letters: The letters <æ> <ø> <å> are ordered as 3 separate letters after <z>. <ü> is ordered as <y>, <ä> as <æ>, <ö> as <ø>, <ð> as <d>, <þ> as <t><h>, French <œ> as <o><e>. Two <a>s are ordered as <å>, except when denoting two sounds (which is normally the case only in combined words). Nonaccented letters come before accented letters, and capital letters come before small letters, when words otherwise compare equally. There is no explicit ordering of accents specified in "Retskrivningsordbogen", and whether case or accents are the most important is not specified.

Numeric formatting

The decimal separator is COMMA <,> [1]

The thousands separator is FULL STOP <.>[2]

The grouping of large numbers is in groups of three digits.[3]

Monetary formatting

The currency is Danish Kroner, in Danish, "danske kroner". The ISO 4217 code is DKK. The native abbreviation is "kr". 1 "krone" is equal to 100 "øre". S

International currency symbol: 	 	DKK 543,21
Domestic currency symbol: 	 	kr 543,21
Use of negative sign:  		 	kr -543,21
Thousands and decimal separators:	kr 9.876.543,21

Telephone numbers

The international telephone prefix for Denmark is +45. There are no area codes; all numbers have 8 digits. The recommended format for telephone numbers is in groups of 2, for example 39 17 99 44.

Personal names rules

Children can get their father's or mother's last name, or any combination of these with or without a hyphen. Also in marriage the bride and the groom may take the other partner's name in any combination.

Personal names are commonly spelt with the full first name, while use of initials only is seen also. People are mostly addressed by voice by their first name. The common address form is the informal "du", and the more formal "De" is becoming more common. The family name is never spelt in capital letters only, contrary to continental European habits. Titles are used in some circumstances.

Postal addresses

The street number is placed after the street name.

Postal codes ("postnumre") are 4 digits and are placed before the city name. The CEPT country prefix should be places in front of the postal code for international mail, this is even commonly done for mail within Denmark. Postal codes are defined in "Post- og Telegrafhåndbogen - Postnummerdelen", obtainable at all postal offices, and may be found also in telephone directory books.

An example of a mail address is:

Danish Standards Association
Att: S142 u22 A8
Kollegievej 6
DK-2920 Charlottenlund

According to CEPT recommendations, one should either use the French name of the country ("Danemark"), or the name in the local language "Danmark".

Storey specification is placed after the street number. The following conventions apply:

English 	Danish 		Danish abbreviation
Ground floor 	stuen 		st
1st floor 	1. etage 	1
basement 	kælderen 	kld
right 		til højre 	th
left 		til venstre 	tv
middle 		midt for 	mf

An example of its use:

Holger Danske
Fremtidsvej 26, 2 tv
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Internet availability

High-speed Internet is very common in Denmark. Internet users account to approximately 3,762,500 which equals an internet penetration of about 69% according to Internet World Stats

Date Format

The timezone is UTC+0100 in the winter, UTC+0200 in the summer. The daylight savings period currently (1996) changes by one hour the last Sunday in March at 02:00, and back again by one hour the last Sunday in October at 03:00. This may change in the future. There is no official names for the timezones.

Use of week numbers are very common, and the week numbering is according to DS/ISO 8601.

The first day of the week is Monday, in accordance with DS/ISO 8601.

Date formatting according to DS/ISO 8601, for example 1995-04-13 for 13th of April 1995, is very common in technical business and in legal business, and other areas.

Both weekday and month names are written with an initial lower case letter in Danish (Normal capitalizing rules apply in the beginning of a sentence, etc.).

English name 	Weekday names 	Short weekday names
Sunday 	 	søndag 	 	søn
Monday 	 	mandag 	 	man
Tuesday 	tirsdag 	tir
Wednesday 	onsdag 	 	ons
Thursday 	torsdag 	tor
Friday 	 	fredag 	 	fre
Saturday 	lørdag 	 	lør

Short weekday names consisting of the two first letters are also commonly used.

English name 	Month name 	Short month name
January 	januar 	 	jan
February 	februar 	feb
March 	 	marts 	 	mar
April 	 	april 	 	apr
May 	 	maj 	 	maj
June 	 	juni 	 	jun
July 	 	juli 	 	jul
August 	 	august 	 	aug
September 	september 	sep
October 	oktober 	okt
November 	november 	nov
December 	december 	dec
Long date: 	 	 	07 juni 1994
Abbreviated day and time: 	tir 07 jun 1994 23:22:33 CET DST
long date with weekday: 	onsdag den 21. december 1994
Abbreviated long date:  	07 jun 1994
Numeric date: 	 	 	1994-06-07
Time: 	 	 	 	18:06:20

The 24 hour system is used in Denmark. There are no abbreviations commonly in use for before or after noon.

Units of Measure

Denmark uses the metric system. Height is therefore measured in meters and centtimeters, weight is measured in kilograms and distance is measured in kilometers.

Temperatures are normally measured in degrees Celsius, the Kelvin scale is sometimes used in science.

Man-machine dialogue

Naturally, most Danish users require programs where all menus, names of icons, commands, information messages, help texts, manuals etc. are translated and adjusted to their language and culture.

Programmers and screen layout designers must bear in mind that when English text is translated into Danish - and most other languages - it will normally be longer, i.e. require more space on the screen and occupy more computer memory.

Denmark has its own cultural symbols in some cases and use of non-Danish symbols as icons can create irritation and - if they are not easily recognized - confusion. Example: The typical suburban American mailbox with the raised flag is unusual in Denmark and hence not immediately associated with mail for most users.

Geni Translation

the name 'Geni' means 'Genious' in danish

Geni Logo

Everyone's related		Alle er i familie

Geni headers

Welcome 			Velkommen
Logout				Log ud
Settings			Indstillinger
Invite				Inviter
Help				Hjælp
search name or email		Søg navn eller email
go				Gå
Build your tree with your address book 	Lav dit træ ud fra din adressebog

Geni footers

About				Om
Privacy				Personlige oplysninger
Forum				Forum
Blog				Blog
Press				Presse
Jobs				Jobs
Safety				Sikkerhed
Terms				Vilkår for brug
Help				Hjælp

Geni Tabs Headers

My tree				Mit træ
My Profile			Min Profil
Photos				Billeder
Inbox				Indbakke

Geni SubTabs Headers

My tree (Mit træ)

View as Tree			Vis som træ
List				Liste
Index				Indeks
Calendar 			Kalender
Map				Verdenskort
Discussion			Diskussion

Photos (Billeder)

Recent Albums			Seneste album        
My Albums			Mine album
Albums I'm In			Album jeg er i
Photos of Me			Billeder af mig
My Favorites			Mine favoritter

Inbox (Indbakke)

Messages			Beskeder
Inbox				Indbakke
Requests			Forespørgsler
Saved				Gemt
Sent				Sendt

(Inside the Geni GUI)

New				Nyt
(Name)'s tree			(Navn)s træ
showing X people out of X      viser X mennesker ud af X
Add People			Tilføj personer
Step 1
Build your tree from you address book 
Byg dit træ ud fra din adressebog
Access your address book to select relatives
to add to your tree. 
Få adgang til din adresse bog og vælg slægtninger der skal tilføjes til dit træ
Geni will not save your password, and we will
never email anyone without your direct consent. 
Geni vil ikke gemme din adgangskode, og vi vil
aldrig sende emails til nogen uden din direkte tilladelse.
There was an error importing your address book. Please
double-check your username and password, and try again.
Der opstod en fejl, da vi prøvede at importere din adresse bog.
Vær venlig at dobbelt checke brúgernavn og adgangskode, og prøv igen.
Your email address             Din email adresse
Your email password            Din emails adgangskode
Don't see your email provider? Kan du ikke se din email udbyder?
NEXT>>                         NÆSTE>>
Back to your unconnected people Tilbage til dine ikke forbundede mennesker
Showing X Contacts
Email Contacts 

Step 2 (
Select the family members in your address book Vælg familie medlemmer du vil invitere
Showing X Contacts             Viser X kontakter
Email Contacts                 Email Kontakter
Choose another address book    Vælg en anden adressebog
*No one will be invited until you put them in your tree 
*Ingen vil blive inviteret før du putter dem ind i dit træ
or Cancel                      eller Annullér
Selected family                Valgte familie medlemmer
Already on Geni                Allerede bruger på Geni
Already in your tree           Allerede i dit træ

Step 3 (
Almost done...                 Næsten færdig...
You've imported X relative to your family tree.
To place them in your tree, drag and drop them onto their closest family member.
Du har importeret X familie medlem(mer) ind i dit stamtræ.
For at placere dem i dit træ, træk og slip dem til deres nærmeste famile medlem.
Drag and Drop Relatives        Træk og slip famile medlem(mer)

Step 4
Unconnected People (X)         Ikke forbundede mennesker (X)
Drag their node onto a direct relative. Træk deres ??????
edit info                      rediger info
delete                         slet
Add more.                      Tilføj mere.
SAVE                           GEM
CANCEL                         ANNULLÉR
Male                           Mand
Female                         Kvinde
First Name                     Fornavn
Last Name                      Efternavn 
Connect these relatives to your tree. Forbind disse/dette medlem(mer) til dit træ.
Just drag and drop them on their nearest relative. If your relative is already in the tree,
drag their unconnected node onto the one in the tree.
Bare træk og slip dem på deres nærmeste familie. Hvis medlemmet/medlemmerne allerede er i dit træ,
træk dem til den ikke forbundede ??????

Make connections.              Lav forbindelser.
If you don't see a direct relative of the unmapped person, add to your tree by clicking the yellow
arrows or navigate to another branch of your tree.
Hvis du ikke ser et direkte ?????? 
Find relatives quickly.        Find slægtninger hurtigt.
To see a list of all of the names in your current tree, open the 'Go to...' tab.
Clicking on any name will take you to that person's position on the tree.
For at se en liste over alle navnene i det aktuele træ, klik på 'Gå til...'.
Når du klikker på et navn, vil du automatisk blive taget til denne persons position i træet.

Navigate			Naviger
Go to...			Gå til...
This list shows the people visible in the tree above.
Click on any name to go to that person's position in the tree. 
Denne liste viser alle mennerskerne, som vises i træet ovenfor.
Klik på et hvilket som helst navn, for at gå til denne persons position i træet.
Preferences			Indstillinger
Ancestors to display
X generations
All generations
Direct ancestors only
Tree layout
Photos Only
Names Only
Layout options
Mark deceased
Neutral color backgrounds
"Flip" nodes
Show email prompt
Show photos
Show yellow arrows
Name preferences
Do not display maiden names
Maiden name instead of last name
Maiden name instead of last name, in CAPS
Maiden name appended, in parentheses
Ignore display name
Show middle name
Show suffixes
Minimum font size
Maximum font size
Rendering quality
High quality
Medium quality
Low quality
Show tray on rollover
Restore all of your preferences to their defaults by pressing the button below.
(I Icon)
Click here to turn on help messages
Click and drag to move this out of the way.
Click The Arrows To Add Relatives
You can add siblings, spouses, and chíldren.
Invite Your Family
Add your family's emails, so they can help complete the tree.
Open Other Branches of Your Tree
Click on the small green trees to view extended family members.
Move Around Your Tree
Use the arrow controls, or just click and drag anywhere on the family tree.
Click Names To View Profiles
Click the My Profile tab to view and edit your profile.  

(Ballon Icon)
Click here to turn on ballon help
Ballon help is on
Ballon help is off
Hide help balloons
Help balloons are turned on. Hold your mouse over almost anything on the
family tree for an explanation. Click this button to turn help ballons off.
Click this arrow to slide the family tree in this direction. You may also
use the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Click this link to view this person's profile. You may also be able to
edit this profile.
Click this arrow to add a sibling, spouse or partner for this person.
Click this link to view your family tree from this person's point of view.
Click this link to edit basic information about this person.
Click and drag up to zoom in and out. Your tree will get bigger or smaller.
Click an arrow to slide the family tree in that direction. You may also
use the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Click this button to recenter this family tree.
Click to view this person's family tree.
(Printer Icon)
Click here to print this tree 
Print To Paper
If you'd like to change the size of your print, please use the controls below.
Show legend
Show photos
Print in black & white
Show page numbers
Printing Instructions
Use the options below to determine the size of your printed tree. The print
preview will show you how many pages your tree spans. Each gray square represents
one page.
Print your tree on one page.
Print with small font.
Print with normal font.
Drag this slider to change size of print.
If names in your tree use non-English characters, you must select "landscape"
in your printer's settings to display the names correctly.

Geni Actions

Add another			Tilføj ny
save & close			gem og luk
save & continue			gem og fortsæt
or cancel                      eller annuller
or 				eller
Cancel				Annuller

My Profile

This is you				Dette er dig
View your profile as others see it	Se din profil som andre ser den
Your Profile is			Din profil er
% Complete			% komplet
Add your schools		Tilføj din uddannelse
Add someone to your tree	Tilføj personer til dit træ
Edit your profile		Rediger din profil
Add or View Photos		Tilføj eller se billeder
View Tree			Se træ
View List			Se liste
Edit Profile			Rediger profil

User Stats (Bruger statistik)

view tree awards		se udmærkelser
People in My Tree		Personer i mit træ
Blood Relatives			Blod linje
Inlaws				Svigerfamilie
Family Friends			Familie venner
Added by Me			Tilføjet af mig
Ancestor			Forfader
Ancestors			Forfædre
Descendant			Efterkommer
Descendants			Efterkommere
Photo Added			Billede tilføjet
Photos Added			Billeder tilføjet

Personal (Personlig)

Appearance			Udseende

Contact (Kontaktinformation)

Home Address			Hjemmeadresse
Mobile Phone			Mobiltelefon
Home Phone			Hjemmetelefon

User History (Historik)

Last updated on			Senest opdateret
Last login on			Seneste login
Joined on			Oprettet
Started family tree		Startede familietræet

About me (Om mig)

Share some things about yourself here.		Skriv noget om dig selv og dit liv her.

Edit Profile


Basics				Stamoplysninger
My Basics			Mine stamoplysninger
Status 				Status
living				levende
deceased			død
name				navn
first Name			fornavn
middle Name			mellemnavn
last name			efternavn
suffix				suffiks
Display name			Vist navn
Email				E-mail
Current location		Nuværende adresse
Gender				Køn
male				mand
female				kvinde
date of birth			fødselsdato
circa				cirka
Send Birthday Reminders 	Send fødselsdagspåmindelser
to my family			til min familie
place of birth			fødselssted
birth order			fødselsrækkefølge
 only child                      enebarn
 born first                      første fødte
 born second                     anden fødte
 born third                      tredje fødte
 born fourth                     fjerde fødte
 born fifth                      femte fødte
 born sixth                      
 born seventh                    
 born eighth                     
 born ninth                      
 born tenth                     
 born eleventh
 born twelth
 born thirteenth
 born fourteenth
 born fifteenth
 born sixteenth
 born seventeenth
 born eighteenth
 born nineteenth
 born twentieth
Death				Død
Burial				Begravelse
Partner				Partner
is a				er 
current spouse			nuværende ægtefælle
fiance				forlovede
current partner			nuværende partner
late spouse			afdød ægtefælle
Ex-spose			Eks-ægtefælle
divorced			Fraskilt
Ex-partner			Eks-partner
Married on			Gift d.
Married in			Gift i
Parents				Forældre
date				dato
location			sted	
Country				Land
city				by
state/province			region
county				kommune

Note: 'date of death' = 'dødsdato' and 'place of death' = 'dødssted'. 
Also, 'date of burial' = 'begravelsesdato' and 'place of burial' = 'begravelsessted'.


Contact				Kontakt
My Contact			Mine kontaktoplysninger
On the web			På Internettet
service				service
username			brugernavn
web address			web adresse
Phone Numbers			Telefonnumre
area code			Områdenummer
phone no			telefon
Home Address			Hjemmeadresse
Work Address			Arbejdsadresse
street				gade
city				by
county				kommune
state				region
postal code			postnummer

About me

About				Om
About me			Om mig
Hair				Hår
Eyes				Øjne
Hair Color			Hårfarve
Black				Sort
Blond				Blond
Brown				Brun
Gray				Grå
None				Ingen
Other				Anden
Red 				Rød
Eye Color			Øjenfarve
Amber				Ravgul
Blue				Blå
Brown				Brun
Gray				Grå
Green				Grøn
Hazel				Nøddebrun
Other				Anden
Height				Højde
Ethnicity			Etnicitet
Start typing an ethnicity      Begynd at skrive en etnicitet
(Resten mangler!)
Religion			Religion
Start typing a religion        Begynd at skrive en religion
Agnostic			Agnostisk
Atheist				Ateist
Baha'i				Baha'i
Buddhist			Buddhist
Catholic			Katolik
Christian - other		Kristen - anden
Eastern Orthodox		Østlig Ortodoks
Greek Orthodox			Græsk Ortodoks
Hindu				Hindu
Huguenot			Huguenot
Islam				Islam
Jain				Jainisme
Jewish				Jøde
Mormon				Mormon
Other				Anden
Protestant			Protestant
Scientologist			Scientologist
Sikh				Sikh
Taoist				Taoisme
Wiccan				Wicca
Political Views			Politisk synspunkt	
Start typing a political view  Begynd at skrive et politisk synspunkt
Conservative			Konservativ
Democratic			Demokratisk
Green Party			De Grønne
Independent            		Løsgænger
Indiffrent             		Ikke interesseret
Liberal                		Liberal
Libertarian            		Nyliberalist
Very Conservative     		Meget Konservativ
Very Liberal           		Meget Liberal
Moderate Conservative  		Moderat Konservativ
Moderate Liberal       		Moderat Liberal
Other				Anden
Republican			Republikansk
Languages			Sprog
Start typing a language        Begynd at skrive et sprog
Danish                          Dansk
(Resten mangler!)

Nicknames			Kaldenavne
Seperate nicknames with a comma. Ex: Jack, Jay, Uncle Jay
Separere kaldenavne med et komma. Fx Jens, Jens-Erik, Onkel Jens


School				Uddannelse
Elementary School		0. - 6. Klasse
Middle School			7. - 9./10. Klasse
High School			Gymnasium/HF/HTX/HHX
College/University		Kort/mellemlang videregående uddannelse
Graduate Education		Lang videregående uddannelse


Work				Arbejde
Occupation			Beskæftigelse
company				Firma


Favorites			Favoritter
Interests			Interesser
Activities			Aktiviteter
People/Heroes			Personerr/Helte
Cuisines			Mad
Quotes				Citater
Movies				Film
TV Shows			TV programmer
Music				Musik
Books				Bøger
Sports				Sport

Family Tree Awards

Family Tree Awards (Familietræets udmærkelser)

Tree Creator			Opretter
Top Profile Adders		Flest tilføjede profiler
Top Profile Inviters		Flest inviterede profiler
Top Photo Uploaders		Flest uploadede billeder


My tree				Mit træ
My family			Min familie
Bloodrelatives			Blodlinje
Inlaws				Svogere
My Ancestros			Mine forfædre
My Descendants			Mine efterkommere
Recently Added List		Liste over nyligt tilføjede
Recently Joined List		Liste over nyligt tilmeldte
Recently Modified List		Liste of nyligt ændrede 
Invited By Me			Inviteret af mig
Invited By My Family		Inviteret af min familie
Added By Me			Tilføjet af mig


Index of Last Names		Indeks over efternavne
people with 			personer med
family names			familienavne


Calendar			Kalender
birthdays			fødselsdag
anniversaries 			begivenhed
for My Family			for min familie
include friends   		inkluder venner
include deceased		inkluder afdøde
Add Relatives to Calendar	Tilføj familie til kalenderen


Map of My Family				Kort over min familie
xx out of xxxx relatives and friends mapped by 	xx ud af xxxx familiemedlemmer og -venner 
current location   				Nuværende adresse
place of birth   				fødselssted
You						dig
Living Relatives				Nulevende familie
Deceased Relatives				Afdød familie
Inlaws						Svigerfamilie
Friends						Venner
Put Your Relatives on The Map			Sæt din familie på kortet
xx family members missing on this map		xx familiemedlemmer mangler på kortet


Discussion 			debat
Leave comment			efterlad indlæg
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