As Europe's oldest kingdom and the home of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark is often marketed as a "fairytale country". Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic and North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula and many islands referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Inbound tourists to Denmark mainly comprise people from neighboring countries, especially Germany, followed by Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. Denmark has long stretches of sandy beaches, attracting many tourists in the summer. Denmark has an outstanding performance in the global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) with an overall ranking of 4 out of 180 countries in 2016.