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The union with Norway made it possible for Denmark to inherit the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland.
Beginning in the 17th century, there were several cessions of territory to Sweden.
The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city and main commercial centre.
Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway were ruled together under the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.