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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 April 4, 2017.
  • Population: 5,748,769 (2017) 
  • Area: 42,931 square kilometres
  • Population density: 133.9 per square kilometre
  • Geographic region: Scandinavia
  • Gross domestic product: 2,060.9 billion DKK (2016)
  • GDP per inhabitant: 359,700 DKK (2016)
  • Capital: Copenhagen 1,807,404 (2017)
  • Other major cities: Aarhus 335,684, Odense 200,563, Aalborg 211,937 (2017)
  • Form of state: Monarchy
  • Head of state: Queen Margrethe II (since January 14, 1972)
  • Government: Coalition of The Liberal Party, The Liberal Alliance, and The Conservative People's Party
  • Head of government: Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since June 28, 2015)
  • Ethnic distribution: 5,007,197 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 741,572 (2017)
  • Life expectancy: Women 82.8 years, men 78.8 years (2016)
  • Language: Danish
  • Religion: 76% protestant (2017 estimate) 
  • Currency: Danish kroner, DKK. 1 krone = 100 øre (6.96 DKK = 1 USD, 2017)
  • Member of: UN, OECD, EU, NATO, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, and WTO

Source: Statistics Denmark