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Danish Consulate in Omaha, Nebraska

Welcome to the Royal Danish Consulate in Omaha, Nebraska.


Honorary Consul Bruce Lauritzen has retired.
The Honorary Consulate in Omaha is temporarily closed.
For consular assistance, please contact the Consulate General in Chicago or the nearest honorary consulate.

About Omaha, Nebraska
The Omaha area, including communities in eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, is rich in Danish heritage and culture.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, when ethnic heritage questions were asked, Omaha had 13,427 individuals claiming Danish descent, making it the American city with the highest number of Danish descendants, ahead of Los Angeles with 11,367 and New York City with 7,460 claiming Danish descent.

Nebraska, at 3.1 percent, is second after Utah (6.5 percent) in terms of percentage of Danish population within the total state population.  Iowa is 5th with 2.3 percent.

Sites of interest include:

  • The Museum of Danish America, Iowa
  • The Danish-American Archive and Library
  • The Springwell Danish Cemetery