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From the 8th to the 10th century the wider Scandinavian region was the source of Vikings.They colonised, raided, and traded in all parts of Europe.
Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island.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, The Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, and Roman coins have been found in Denmark.Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron.The tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands (Zealand) and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal Jutes.It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy.
The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city and main commercial centre.
Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, maintaining certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone.
It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area.
Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until outside forces dissolved the union in 1814.
The union with Norway made it possible for Denmark to inherit the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
Denmark is considered to be one of the happiest countries in the world.