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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Denmark.
Who wrote the Danish national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Denmark officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Denmark is "Der er et yndigt land" ; "Kong Christian" which means in English "There is a lovely land; king christian".
Denmark's anthem lyrics were written by Adam Gottlob OEHLENSCHLAGER and the music was written by Hans Ernst KROYER; Johannes EWALD/unknown.
Denmark Has Two National Anthems With Equal Status; "Der Er Et Yndigt Land," Adopted 1844, Is A National Anthem, While "Kong Christian," Adopted 1780, Serves As Both A National And Royal Anthem; "Kong Christian" Is Also Known As "Kong Christian Stod Ved Hojen Mast" (King Christian Stood By The Lofty Mast) And "Kongesangen" (The King's Anthem); Within Denmark, The Royal Anthem Is Played Only When Royalty Is Present And Is Usually Followed By The National Anthem; When Royalty Is Not Present, Only The National Anthem Is Performed; Outside Denmark, The Royal Anthem Is Played, Unless The National Anthem Is Requested.
National anthem of Denmark free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Denmark's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Denmark national anthem on Youtube
Danish anthem lyrics (English translation)
There is a lovely country
it stands with broad beeches
near the salty eastern beach
It winds itself in hill, valley,
it is called old Denmark
and it is Freja's hall
There sat in former times,
the armour-suited warriors,
rested from conflict
Then they went forward to the enemies' injury,
now their bones are resting
behind the mound's menhir
That country is still lovely,
because the sea waves so blue frolic,
and the foliage stands so green
And noble women, beautiful maidens,
and men and brisk swains
inhabit the Danes' islands
Hail king and fatherland!
Hail every a Dane-citizen,
who works, what he can
Our old Denmark shall endure,
as long as the beech reflects
its top in the blue wave
You can find more information about Danish anthem on Wikipedia - See link.


Danish national symbol: lion; mute swan.

Denmark flag

Conventional short form country name: Denmark.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Denmark.
Local short form country name: Danmark.
Local long form country name: Kongeriget Danmark.
Denmark Government Type: constitutional monarchy.
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. 
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