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Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Dannebrog is approximately 324 (1990), 303 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 150 (1990), 129 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dannebrog is 0.923 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dannebrog to Washington DC is 1191 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 100 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dannebrog is positioned 41.11 degrees north of the equator and 98.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The Danish Land and Homestead Company President, Lars Hannibal, sent out a small committee to locate land for Danish settlers to live on. They found what they felt was suitable land about a day's ride from the Platte River. Once they secured the land, the families began to arrive with the first ones coming in late Spring of 1871. The new town desired a new post office and applied for one in 1872. The name suggested for the town was Carthage, but the first postmaster, Lars Hannibal, said no to that suggestion. He wanted the name of Dannebrog for the Danish Flag which stands for beauty, goodwill, love, peace and God-given ideals.

Here is a history page for Dannebrog with pictures and much more information.
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