Kingdom of Denmark is located in the north of the European Continent, with a population of 5,543,453, making it the 110th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Copenhagen with a total population of 1,213,822. The country
encompasses 43,094 square kilometers making it the 134th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the North
Sea, Kattegat Bay, the Baltic Sea and Germany.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Crown Prince Frederik,
achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is
recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Margrethe Vestager, achieves that status
following legislative elections when the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually
appointed Prime Minister by the monarch and holds that position four years. Its form of government is a constitutional
monarchy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 5th of June 1953.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic and German. English is the predominant
second language It counts among its major religions Evangelical Lutheran, other Christian and Muslim. As sources of mass
communication it has 2 AM, 355 FM and 26 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Yding Skovhoej, its highest point at 173 meters and Lammefjord, its lowest point at –7
meters. Its principal waterways are the North Sea and Kattegat Bay, which measure 400 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are iron, steel, nonferrous metals,
chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction,
furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment and windmills. Its official currency is Danish Krone.
Here’s something you may not know about Denmark. Denmark is the oldest kingdom in the world and dates back to the
first Danish monarch, King Gorm the Old who established his reign in the 10th century.
easternmost island in
the Baltic Sea
Denmark's capital and
|Great Belt Bridge
connects Funen Island
to Zealand Island
|Little Mermaid statue in
|Old Little Belt Bridge
connects Funen Island
to Jutland Island
connects Denmark to
Updated 10 March 2013
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
0.2% (2009 est.)
less then 100
everywhere in Denmark
Denmark's lowest point
where the North Sea
meets Kattegat Bay
westernmost point on
the North Sea
|Frikadeller- the Danish
National Dish of
and ferry access to
easternmost point in
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