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The Rigsdag was the name of the Parliament of Denmark from 1849 to 1953. The debating chamber or hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The Rigsdag was Denmark's first parliament, and it was incorporated in the Constitution of 1849. It was a bicameral legislature, consisting of two houses, the Folketing and the Landsting. The distinction between the two houses was not always clear, as they had equal power. In 1953, a new constitution was approved by referendum and adopted, with the result that the Rigsdag and the Landsting were eliminated in favor of a unicameral legislature under the name of the Folketing. The Rigsdag, like today's Folketing, is located in Christiansborg Castle in the centre of Copenhagen. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the name of the national parliament of Denmark. ... Landsting can mean Landsting - the supreme assembly of a land in Scandinavia, during Viking and medieval times Landsting - the parliament of Greenland Landsting - the 21 county councils of Sweden Landsting - the upper house of the Danish parliament between 1849 and 1953 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the name of the national parliament of Denmark. ... Christiansborg Castle Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen was built for the countrys three supreme powers: the royal power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. ... City nickname: none Location in Denmark Area  - Total  - Water 526 km² xxx km² xx% Population  - City ( 2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density 502,204 1,116,979 954/km² [including water] xxx/km² [land only] Time zone Eastern: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 55°43 N 12°34 W Copenhagen ( Danish: København) is...


Membership in the Rigsdag was limited to certain sectors of society – women were not allowed to join, and neither were about a quarter of all men over 30, mostly due to their condition as servants or welfare recipients.


The name, meaning roughly 'Imperial Council' or 'Imperial Day', is a cognate of the names of several legislatures in other Germanic countries, such as the Reichstag in Germany, the Riksdag in Sweden, or the Riksdag in Finland. (For a discussion of the traditional Germanic councils that gave root to bodies such as these, see the article on Ting-style councils.) Cognates are words that have a common origin. ... The Reichstag is both an institutional assembly and a specific building. ... Riksdag is also the Swedish name of the Parliament of Finland. ... The Eduskunta in Finnish, or the Riksdag in Swedish, is the parliament of Finland. ... A ting, also thing or þing, was the governing assembly in Germanic societies, made up of the free men of the community. ...


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The Folketing, or Folketinget, is the name of the national parliament of Denmark. ... A ting, also thing or þing, was the governing assembly in Germanic societies, made up of the free men of the community. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Government Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with an almost unbroken link of monarchs for more than 1,000 years (except for an interregnum of eight years from 1332 to 1340). ...

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Rigsdag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (250 words)
The Rigsdag was the name of the Parliament of Denmark from 1849 to 1953.
The Rigsdag was Denmark's first parliament, and it was incorporated in the Constitution of 1849.
The Rigsdag, like today's Folketing, was located in Christiansborg Castle in the centre of Copenhagen.
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