Denmark (i/ˈdɛnmɑrk/; Danish: Danmark,
pronounced [ˈd̥ɛnmɑɡ̊] ), officially the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget
Danmark, [ˈkɔŋəʁiːəð ˈd̥ɛnmɑɡ̊] ),
is a state in the Scandinavian region of Northern Europe with the two autonomous constituent countries in the north Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark 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, comprising of Zealand, Vendsyssel-Thy, Funen, Lolland, Falster, Bornholm and hundreds of minor islands. The national language, Danish, is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian.