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Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level? Or that the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, which explains why Denmark is one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines?
Facts and Statistics about Denmark

Facts and Statistics

How many Danes live in Denmark? What is the capital of Denmark? Does Denmark have the Euro or the Krone? Find out the answers and more quick facts about Denmark and the Danes.

Map of Denmark

Map of Denmark

This map of Denmark offers an overview of some of the main cities in the country.
Read about the local history, find links to attractions and read lots of other things you didn't know about Denmark.
Check out the latest weather forecast

Weather Forecast

Sunny, rainy, windy or snowy. Denmark has four seasons, which means warm summer days, colourful autumns, green springs and cold, snowy winters.

The Danish Flag Dannebro

National Symbols

The Danish flag is called Dannebrog and means ‘the flag of the Danes’ or ‘the red flag’. It’s much loved by the Danes and is associated with birthdays, holidays and national sports. To mark national events, the Danish National Anthem 'Der er et yndigt land’ (There is a lovely country) is also often sung or performed.

Government and Politics

Government and Politics

The political system of Denmark is that of a multi-party structure, where several parties can be represented in Parliament at any one time.

Did you know

Denmark stretches along a coast of 7,314 km, which is longer than the Chinese Wall. It corresponds to almost one and a half metre of coast per inhabitant.