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Denmark in brief

Quick facts about Denmark and the Danes:

Population:

5,584,758 (2012)

 

Area:

43,098 square kilometres

 

Population density:

126.4 per square kilometre

 

Geographic region:

 Scandinavia

 

Gross domestic product:

 DKK 443,3billion

 

GDP per capita:

DKK 300,241

 

Capital:

Copenhagen 1,213,822

 

Other major cities:

Aarhus 252,213 , Odense 168,798, Aalborg 126,556

 

Form of state:

Monarchy

 

Government:

Coalition of The Liberal Party (Venstre), The Liberal Alliance and
The Conservative Party

 

Head of state:

Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

 

Head of government:

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 28 June 2015)

 

Ethnic distribution:

4,996,980 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 567,932 

 

Life expectancy:

Women 81.62 years, men 77.3 years

 

Language:

Danish

 

Religion:

90% Protestant

 

Currency:

Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre

 

Membership:

UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others.