Sikhs are a religious minority in Denmark. They are estimated to number between 800 and 1500.[1] Most Sikhs are concentrated in the capital Copenhagen, with small groups in other places such as the Horsens and Aarhus areas.[2]

History

The Sikhs started to arrive at Denmark in the late 1960s and early 1970s as labour migrants. In the 1980s and 1990s, Sikh refugees escaping the violent conflicts in Punjab started to arrive in Denmark.[2]

The Sikh community in Denmark achieved official recognition as a religious community from the Ministry of Ecceslesistical affairs in 1985.[2]

Gurdwaras

The only gurdwara in the country is:

See also

References

  1. ^ Satnam Singh (19 March 2015). "Sikh Youth Community Thriving in Denmark". SikhNet. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Myrvold, Kristina; Jacobsen, Knut A., eds. (28 June 2013). "The Sikh community in Denmark: Balancing between the Cooperation and Conflict". Sikhs in Europe: Migration, Identities and Representations. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 1409481662. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ Gurdwaras in Denmark, AllAboutSikhs.com