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The United Kingdom's central bank is the Bank of England. As the fourth most traded currency, the British Pound is the third most held reserve currency in the world. Common names for the British Pound include the Pound Sterling, Sterling, Quid, Cable, and Nicker.
- Central bank: The Bank of England
- The pound is the world’s oldest currency still in use and was the de facto global currency until WW II.
- The economy of Great Britain (or the United Kingdom) is the third largest in Europe, after Germany and France.
- Napoleon famously called the UK “a nation of shopkeepers”. Banking, insurance, and business services still account for a large proportion of the British GDP.
Currency in Denmark first came into existence in 1625 with the introduction of the Danish Rigsdaler. The Rigsdaler was a complicated currency, using three subunits: the mark, skilling, and pfenning. The system lacked decimalization and continued to be used until the creation of Scandinavian Monetary Union in 1873. The Union obligated Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to fix their respective currencies against gold, at par with one another, to create monetary stability.
- Central bank: Danmarks Nationalbank
- The Danish krone (meaning “crown”) is pegged to the euro.
- Denmark preserves its currency through a special "opt-out" provision from the Maastricht Treaty. Danes rejected adopting the euro in referendums in 1993 and 2000.
- Denmark has a thoroughly modern market economy. Its world-leading firms employ state-of-the-art high-tech in varied industries.
- Exports include machinery and instruments, meat and dairy products, fish, pharmaceuticals, furniture, windmills.
- The krone is also used in Greenland and Faroe Islands.