Denmark

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General Information

 

 The Kingdom of Denmark  

Location

Northern Europe

Border

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It is the southern most of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark borders both the Balticand the North Sea.

Area

43 094 km²

Population

5.5 million

Capital

Copenhagen

Official language

Danish

Administrative division

Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and some 400 named islands. Of these, 82 are inhabited, the largest being Funen (Fyn) and Zealand (Sjælland). Denmark is divided into five regions and a total of 98 municipalities.

Political system

Constitutional monarchy

Queen

Margrethe II

Prime minister

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Parliament

The Folketing is the national parliament of Denmark. It consists of 179 members all elected for a four-year term or until the Prime Minister (via the Queen-in-council) calls for elections, whichever comes first.

Currency

Danish krone

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

45

Internet TLD

.dk

Electricity

230 V

Religion

Evangelical Lutheran (official) 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%

Ethnic groups

Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali

International organisations

  • Member of European Union;
  • NATO;
  • member of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and others.

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