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Country facts

Below are a few facts about Denmark. For more information on Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, the monarchy, government and politics etc., kindly follow the links below.

    Latest update July 08, 2019.
  • Population: 5,806,081 (2019) 
  • Area: 42,938 square kilometres
  • Population density: 135.2 per square kilometre
  • Geographic region: Scandinavia
  • Gross domestic product: 2,218.3 billion DKK (2018)
  • GDP per inhabitant: 382,900 DKK (2018)
  • Capital: Copenhagen 1,320,629 (2019, capital area)
  • Other major cities: Aarhus 345,332, Odense 204,182, Aalborg 215,312 (2019)
  • Form of state: Monarchy
  • Head of state: Queen Margrethe II (since January 14, 1972)
  • Government: The Social Democratic Party
  • Head of government: Mette Frederiksen (since June 2019)
  • Ethnic distribution: 5,012,480 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 793,601 (2019)
  • Life expectancy: Women 82.9 years, men 79.0 years (2019)
  • Language: Danish
  • Religion: 74.7% protestant (2019) 
  • Currency: Danish kroner, DKK. 1 krone = 100 øre (6.64 DKK = 1 USD, May 14 2019)
  • Member of: UN, OECD, EU, NATO, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, and WTO

Source: Statistics Denmark