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Denmark in brief

Quick facts about Denmark and the Danes:

Population:

 

5,822,763 (2020)

 

 

 

Area:

 

43,560 square kilometres

 

 

 

Population density:

 

136 per square kilometre

 

 

 

Geographic region:

 

Scandinavia

 

 

 

Gross domestic product:

 

DKK 2,246 billion (2018)

 

 

 

GDP per capita:

 

DKK 387,000 (2018)

 

 

 

Capital:

 

Copenhagen 1,342,498 (2020) 

 

 

 

Other major cities:

 

Aarhus 349,983 (2020), Aalborg 217,075 (2020), Odense 204,895 (2020)

 

 

 

Form of state:

 

Monarchy

 

 

 

Head of State:

 

Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

 

 

 

Government:

 

The Social Democrat Party (Socialdemokratiet ) (since 27 June 2019)

 

 

 

Head of government:

 

Mette Frederiksen (The Social Democrat Party, since 27 June 2019)

 

 

 

Ethnic distribution:

 

5,015,594 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute  807,169 (2020)  

 

 

 

Life expectancy:

 

Women 83.2 years, men 79.3 years

 

 

 

Language:

 

Danish

 

 

 

Religion:

 

74.7% Protestant (Members of the National Church as of January 2019)

 

 

 

Currency:

 

Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre

 

 

 

Membership:

 

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