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Denmark in brief

Quick facts about Denmark and the Danes:

Population:

 

5,707,251 (2016)

 

 

 

Area:

 

43,560 square kilometres

 

 

 

Population density:

 

132 per square kilometre

 

 

 

Geographic region:

 

Scandinavia

 

 

 

Gross domestic product:

 

DKK 1,944 billion (2014)

 

 

 

GDP per capita:

 

DKK 344,000 (2014)

 

 

 

Capital:

 

Copenhagen 1,280,371 

 

 

 

Other major cities:

 

Aarhus 264,716, Odense 175,245, Aalborg 112,194

 

 

 

Form of state:

 

Monarchy

 

 

 

Head of State:

 

Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

 

 

 

Government:

 

The Liberal Party (Venstre), The Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) and Conservative People's Party (De Konservatives Folkeparti) (28 November 2016)

 

 

 

Head of government:

 

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (The Liberal Party, since 28 November 2016)

 

 

 

Ethnic distribution:

 

5,003,378 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 703,873  

 

 

 

Life expectancy:

 

Women 82.5 years, men 78.6 years

 

 

 

Language:

 

Danish

 

 

 

Religion:

 

76.9% Protestant (Members of the National Church)

 

 

 

Currency:

 

Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre

 

 

 

Membership:

 

UN, EU, NATO, Council of Europe. OECD, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others.