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.
43,098 square kilometres
129.58 per square kilometre
Gross domestic product
DKK 443.3 billion (2009)
GDP per capita
DKK 300,241 (2011)
Copenhagen 1,213,822 (2012)
Other major cities
Aarhus 319.094, Odense 168.798 & Aalborg 126.556 (2012)
Form of state
Coalition of The Social Democrats and The Social Liberals
Head of state
Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)
Head of government
Helle Thorning-Schmidt (since 3 October 2011)
4,996,980 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 567,932 (2011)
Women 81.62 years, men 77.3 years (2012)
Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (DKK 5.9 = USD 1, 2012)
UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others.
The political system of Denmark is that of a multi-party structure, where several parties can be represented in Parliament at any one time.
Denmark’s societal institutions and popular mentality have been shaped by Christianity to an exceptional degree.
The word ‘Denmark’ dates back to the Viking Age and is carved on the famous Jelling Stone from around 900 AD.
The Danish Monarchy can be traced back more than 1000 years.
Many Danish traditions are based around the Christian calendar.
The basic principle of the Danish welfare system is that all citizens have equal rights to social security.