The Province of Denmark (German: Provinz von Dänemark) is a province of the Duchy of Brunswick. The province is made up of the former Kingdom of Denmark. It is bordered by the province of Germany. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Its capital is Copenhagen.
Denmark was a society of hunters and fishers and transitioned into a farming society during the period of 10,000 to 1500 B.C. The Viking mariners called the territory Jutland by the end of the 8th century. These mariners raided the western European territories and Britain from the 9th to 11th centuries. Jutland was Christianized in the 10th century. Sweyn, son of Harald Blaatand, conquered England in 1013. Sweyn’s son, Canute the Great, reigned from 1014 to 1035 and united Denmark, England, and Norway. Civil war ensued after the death of Canute until Waldemar I reunited the Danes. Eric V was forced to share power with Parliament and the Council of Nobles after the Great Charter of 1282. Waldemar IV restored Danish power but was kept in check by the Hanseatic League to the south of Denmark. Margrethe, daughter of Waldemar IV, united Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in 1397. Sweden gained autonomy and later independence with Gustavus I. Denmark supported Napoléon which caused them to lose Norway to Sweden in 1815. Denmark was attacked by Germany as part of the reunification of Germany. Denmark was neutral in World War I and was occupied by the Germans in World War II. Iceland declared independence from Denmark in 1944 and the Faroe Islands were granted home rule in 1948. Greenland became a territory of Denmark in 1953.
Denmark became a province of the Duchy in 2009.