Official English Name: Kingdom of Denmark
Official Local Name(s): Kongeriget Danmark
Common English Name: Denmark
Capital: Copenhagen

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Official Language(s)

Danish
Secondary Languages: English, Faroese, Greenlandic, German

Resources

Petroleum, Natural gas, Fish, Salt, Limestone, Chalk, Stone, Gravel and sand

Neighbors

Germany (South)

Ethnic groups

Danish (87.4%), Turkish (1.1%), Polish (0.8%), Syrian (0.6%)German (0.6%)

People

Est. Population:

5724456

Demonym:

Dane

Religions:

Evangelical Lutheran (80%)
Muslim (4%)

Largest City:

Copenhagen (591,481)

Other Cities:

Århus (264,716)
Odense (175,245)
Ålborg (112,194)
Frederiksberg (104,481)

Geography

Region:

Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

Bodies of Water:

Baltic Sea (East)
North Sea (West)

Total Area:

43,094 km2 (98.5% land, 1.5% water)

Total Land:

140 km

Total Coastline:

7,314 km

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Low and flat
Rolling hills

Highest Point

Møllehøj (171 m)

Lowest Point

Lammefjorden (-7 m)

Natural Disasters

Flooding

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

Queen Margarethe II

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Admin. Divisions

5 Regions

Independence:

5 June 1849 (Constitutional monarchy established)

Nat'l Symbol:

Lion

Nat'l Anthem:

Der er et yndigt land

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$45,700 (USD)

Currency

kr (Danish Krone)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = kr (Danish Krone)6.38

Communication

Internet Code

.dk

Telephone Code

45

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 57 - Denmark
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

Cultural Notes

Hygge, which roughly translates into coziness, is a fundamental tenet of Danish culture, and refers to spending quality time with friends and family, and is especially prevalent during Christmas.