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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.

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Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs.

Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.

More Anglo-Saxon pence of this period have been found in Denmark than in England.

Denmark was largely consolidated by the late 8th century and its rulers are consistently referred to in Frankish sources as kings (reges).

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.

The Jutes migrated to Great Britain eventually, some as mercenaries of Brythonic King Vortigern, and were granted the south-eastern territories of Kent, the Isle of Wight and other areas, where they settled.

They were later absorbed or ethnically cleansed by the invading Angles and Saxons, who formed the Anglo-Saxons.

The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.

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