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Information page for
Denmark

Weather

All you need to know about Denmark. Weather updates, local language, currency and more.

Demography

The majority of the population is located in the coastal line, especially around Copenhagen, given the easy access to the Northern and Baltic Sea.

Demographics


Population

5,605,948 million (est.2017)

Density

133 per sq. Km

Gender 

M: 49.74% 

F: 50.26 %

Birth rate

10.5 births/1000 population

Life Expectancy 

M: 77.1 years F: 82.1 years TOTAL 79.5 years

Median age

42.2 years

Literacy rate


99%

Population below poverty line

13.4%

Official Language

Danish

Figure 1. Demographic data of Denmark (CIA Factbook & Trading Economics)


Figure 2. Ethnicity distribution in Denmark (CIA Factbook)


Figure 3. Religions in Denmark (CIA Factbook)

Geography

Denmark is located in the peninsula of Jutland surrounded by the North and Baltic Sea. Is the southern of the Scandinavian countries and it comprises 406 islands. Given the number of islands in its territory, Denmark has a system of bridges connecting them, the Øresund bridge connects Copenhagen with Sweden.

Figure 4. Map of Denmark with regions


Geography


Location 

Northern Europe

Size

43,094 sq. Km 

Borders

Germany

Capital City 

Copenhagen 

Provinces/Regions

5 Regions 

Topography

Low and flat to gently rolling planes 

Climate

Temperate, humid and overcast, mild, windy winters and cool summers

Time Zone

Central European Time +1

Calling Code

+45

ISO Code

DNK

Figure 5. Geographical data of Denmark (CIA Factbook)


Politics

The Danish have a multi-party political system, where often minority governments are formed with the help of other political forces. Since the early 20th century, no government has had majority in parliament.

Politics


Conventional Name

Kingdom of Denmark 

Government type

Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Executive branch 

  • Head of State: The Monarch 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister

Legislative 

  • Unicameral 
  • People’s Assembly or Folketing
  • 4 years terms

Judicial 

  • Highest Court – Supreme Court
  • Subordinate Court – Special Court of Indictment and Revision; 2 High Courts; Maritime and Commercial Court; county courts
Figure 6. Politics Data of Denmark (CIA Factbook)

Economics

Denmark is member of the European Union, though is not part of the EURO zone. The Danish economy is highly dependent on trade, for its production activities rely on raw materials imports. The Danish nation is an important food producer.

Economy


Currency

Danish Krone (DKK)

Exchange rate

1 USD = 6.05 DKK

GDP (TOTAL)

$285.5 billion USD

GDP per capita

$49,600 USD

GDP Total Growth 

1.9% 

Unemployment

5.8%

Inflation

1%

Figure 7. Economic Data of Denmark (CIA Factbook & XE)


Figure 8. GDP composition by Ssctor of origin in Denmark (CIA factbook)

National Holidays

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS 2018

Date

Holiday

1 January

New Year’s

29 March

Maundy Thursday

30 March

Good Friday

2 April

Easter Monday

27 April

General Prayer Day

10 May

Ascension Day

21 May

Whit Monday

5 June

Constitution Day

24 December

Christmas Eve

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Second day of Christmas

Figure 9. National Holidays of Denmark 2018 (Office Holidays)