Denmark
in Northern Europe
Europe

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Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Krone - DKK
Spoken languages:
Danish, English, Faroese, German
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, E, F, K)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
DK
Internet top level domain:
.dk
Country phone prefix:
+45
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Denmark

Denmark with its capital Copenhagen is located in Europe (Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea). It covers some 43,095 square kilometers (slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts) with a population of 5,605,950. Danish, English, Faroese and German are some of the languages spoken by the majority in Denmark (consider regional differences). Did you know that Germany is the only bordering country.

Denmark is a country in Scandinavia. The main part of it is Jutland, a peninsula north of Germany. Sports are popular in Denmark, with football reigning supreme in popularity and counted as the national sport, followed by Gymnastics, Handball and Golf. Long distance train travel is best done with DSB, the Danish State Rail system. A number of long distance bus companies also operate. However, driving in Denmark between cities is very easy, with well-maintained roads everywhere. With a 7400 kilometre coastline, almost the same as Brazil's and longer than India's, you are never far from a beach in Denmark. Much has happened since the Danes were wrecking havoc to much of Northern Europe, but the more peaceful modern version of the Danes still take immense pride in their Viking heritage. Denmark is a very safe country, with almost no risk of natural disasters or animal attacks. Compared to most other countries crime and traffic are only minor risks, and most crime visitors are likely to encounter is non violent pickpocketing. As of 15 August 2007 it is not legal to smoke in any public space in Denmark. Denmark is teeming with amusement parks, and indeed features some of the most famous in world.

Impressions from the Danish capital

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Popular Destinations in Denmark

Administrative regions of Denmark

About the country

Official logo of Denmark tourism

Website: Denmark Tourism

Vesterbrogade 6 D
1620 Kobenhavn V
Denmark

Phone: +45 33 11 14 15
Fax: +45 33 93 14 16
Mail: dt@dt.dk

The terrain is low and flat to gently rolling plains. The average density of population is about 130 per km². The climate in Denmark can be described as temperatehumid and overcast, mild, windy winters and cool summers. Possible natural disasters include flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes.

To reach someone Denmark dial +45 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".dk". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, E, F, K). The sign for the locally used currency Krone is DKK.

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side; the banner is referred to as the Dannebrog (Danish flag) and is one of the oldest national flags in the world; traditions as to the origin of the flag design vary, but the best known is a legend that the banner fell from the sky during an early-13th century battle; caught up by the Danish king before it ever touched the earth, this heavenly talisman inspired the royal army to victory; in actuality, the flag may derive from a crusade banner or ensign.

Flag of Denmark

Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 134) 43,094sq km
Land (World Rank: 131) 42,434sq km
Water (World Rank: 116) 660sq km
Forest (World Rank: 163) 4.40%
Comparative slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts
Note includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland
Coastline
7314
Landborder
140
Elevation
Lowest point (World Rank: 50) -7m
Highest point (World Rank: 215) 171m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 37) 63.40%
Arable (World Rank: 3) 58.90%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 190) 0.10%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 163) 4.40%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 59) 4,350sq km
Map reference
Europe
Environment
Issues
  • - air pollution
  • - drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides
  • - nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea
  • - principally from vehicle and power plant emissions
Agreement party
  • - Air Pollution
  • - Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides
  • - Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • - Air Pollution-Sulfur 85
  • - Air Pollution-Sulfur 94
  • - Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds
  • - Antarctic Treaty
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Environmental Modification
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Marine Dumping
  • - Marine Life Conservation
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Tropical Timber 83
  • - Tropical Timber 94
  • - Wetlands
  • - Whaling
Hazzards flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes
Location
Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes several major islands (Sjaelland, Fyn, and Bornholm)
Climate
temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Terrain
low and flat to gently rolling plains

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 116) 5,605,950
Deathrate (World Rank: 35) 1.03%
Birthrate (World Rank: 183) 1.05%
Growthrate (World Rank: 179) 0.22%
Migration rate (World Rank: 45) 0.21%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 165) 1.73%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 22) 41.20
Female (World Rank: 36) 43.20
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 124) 472,106
0 14 female (World Rank: 125) 447,997
15 24 male (World Rank: 119) 374,379
15 24 female (World Rank: 118) 358,927
25 54 male (World Rank: 119) 1,080,120
25 54 female (World Rank: 114) 1,092,500
55 64 male (World Rank: 83) 349,091
55 64 female (World Rank: 89) 352,903
65 x male (World Rank: 68) 483,519
65 x female (World Rank: 67) 594,405
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 188) 0.40%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 47) 80years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 50) 82years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 42) 77years
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 24) 3.65
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 64) 3.50
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 23) 99.60%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 110) 19.70%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 13) 100.00%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 67) 27,340,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 61) 31,410,000,000kWh
Export (World Rank: 22) 9,919,000,000kWh
Import (World Rank: 13) 14,980,000,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 153) 48.10%
Source renew (World Rank: 1) 53.60%
Crude oil
Production (World Rank: 39) 140,600bbl / day
Exports (World Rank: 38) 78,370bbl / day
Imports (World Rank: 48) 77,950bbl / day
Proved reserves (World Rank: 48) 490,600,000bbl
Refined products
Production (World Rank: 52) 187,700bbl / day
Consumption (World Rank: 64) 158,200bbl / day
Export (World Rank: 33) 171,600bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 38) 165,400bbl / day
Natural gas
Production (World Rank: 51) 4,618,000,000
Consumption (World Rank: 68) 4,392,000,000
Export (World Rank: 36) 2,192,000,000
Import (World Rank: 46) 0
Carbon footprint
42000000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 5) 9% of GDP
Military (World Rank: 104) 1% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 16) 11% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 54) -1% of GDP
National symbol
mute swan
National colours
white
Adjective
Danish
Noun
Dane(s)
Background
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Flag description
red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side; the banner is referred to as the Dannebrog (Danish flag) and is one of the oldest national flags in the world; traditions as to the origin of the flag design vary, but the best known is a legend that the banner fell from the sky during an early-13th century battle; caught up by the Danish king before it ever touched the earth, this heavenly talisman inspired the royal army to victory; in actuality, the flag may derive from a crusade banner or ensign

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 59) 275,300,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 148) 1.70%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 30) 48,200USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 193) 1.10%
Source industry (World Rank: 123) 23.60%
Source service (World Rank: 41) 75.30%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 103) 2,953,000
In poverty (World Rank: 140) 13.40%
Products
Industries
  • - chemicals
  • - clothing
  • - construction
  • - electronics
  • - food processing
  • - furniture
  • - iron
  • - machinery
  • - medical equipment
  • - nonferrous metals
  • - other wood products
  • - pharmaceuticals
  • - refurbishment
  • - shipbuilding
  • - steel
  • - textiles
  • - transportation equipment
  • - windmills
Agriculture
  • - barley
  • - dairy products
  • - fish
  • - pork
  • - potatoes
  • - sugar beets
  • - wheat
Exports
  • - dairy products
  • - design
  • - fish
  • - furniture
  • - instruments
  • - machinery
  • - meat
  • - meat products
  • - pharmaceuticals
  • - windmills
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - consumer goods
  • - equipment
  • - foodstuffs
  • - grain
  • - machinery
  • - raw materials
  • - semimanufactures for industry

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 63) 1,557,100
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 66) 28.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 69) 125.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 72) 5,424,170
Population (World Rank: 11) 97.00%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 63) 28.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 58) 52.00
Rail
Total length (World Rank: 55) 3,476
Road
Total length (World Rank: 64) 74,558
Paved length (World Rank: 36) 74,558
Water
Total length (World Rank: 89) 400