2006 in Denmark
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Events from the year 2006 in Denmark.
- January — The Muhammad cartoons which were published in Jyllands-Posten on 30 September 2005 draw attention abroad, as Muslims protest against the drawings. On January 20 people in Saudi Arabia call for a boycott of Danish products, which spreads to other countries. The cartoonists, and in some cases Danes in general, receive death threats. Islamic Jihad gives Danes, Norwegians and Swedes 48 hours to leave the Gaza Strip, and on 30 January gunmen from Fatah briefly take over an E.U. office. Saudi Arabia decides to recall its ambassador.
- January 21 — The son of Crown Prince Frederik is baptised as Christian Valdemar Henri John.
- November 2 — MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 are presented in Bella Center, Copenhagen.
- December 13 — Lars Barfoed resigns as Minister of Family and Consumption because of issues with his ministry's food inspections. Carina Christensen is named as his successor the 15 December.
- June 22 — Lundgaard & Tranberg's Kilen building for CBS in Copenhagen wins a 2006 RIBA European Award at the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards ceremony in London.
- June 30 — In the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Kim Herforth Nielse from 3XN receives the Dedalo Minosse Prize for the firm's Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.
- February 19 – Pernille Fischer Christensen's A Soap wins the Jury Grand Prix at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival.
- April 6 — FC Copenhagen wins 2005–06 Royal League by defeating Lillestrøm SK 1–0 in the final.
- May 11 — Randers FC wins the 2005–06 Danish Cup after a 1-0 win against Esbjerg fB in the final at Parken Stadium.
- February 5 — Denmark takes the bronze medals at the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship by defeating Croatia.
- GOG Svendborg is defeated 31–30 by BM Ciudad Real in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2006–07 EHF Champions League and is finished in the tournament after 64–58 on aggregate.
- KIF Kolding defeats MKB Veszprém KC 31–28 in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2006–07 EHF Champions League but is finished in the tournament after 60–53 on aggregate.
- January 14 — Mikkel Kessler defends his WBA super-middleweight title against Eric Lucas in Brøndby, Denmark.
- April 12–16 — With four gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals, Denmark finishes as the best nation at the 20th European Badminton Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
- May 21 — Thomas Bjørn wins Nissan Irish Open on the 2006 European Tour.
- July 23 — Denmark wins the 2006 Speedway World Cup in Reading, England.
- July 23 — Team CSC finishes second in the Team classification of the 2006 Tour de France and Michael Rasmussen wins the Mountains classification.
- October 14 — Mikkel Kessler is elevated to WBA "super champion" status after winning the WBC title in a unification battle against WBC World Champion Markus Beyer, at the Parken Stadium. He won by knockout at 2:58 in round 3.
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