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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.

 

Population

 5,627,235 (2014)

 

Area

42,916 square kilometres

 

Population density

130.50 per square kilometre

 

Geographic region

Scandinavia

 

Gross domestic product

 DKK 1,915 billion (2014)

 

GDP per capita

DKK 322,000 (2014)

 

Capital

Copenhagen 1,246,611 (2014)

 

Other major cities

Aarhus 259.754, Odense 172.512 & Aalborg 109.092 (2014)

 

Form of state

Monarchy

 

Government

The Liberal Party (Venstre)

 

Head of state

Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

 

Head of government

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 28 June 2015)

 

Ethnic distribution

5,026,561 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 600,674 (2014)

 

Life expectancy

Women 81.9 years, men 78.0 years (2014)

 

Language

Danish

 

Religion

90% Protestant

 

Currency

Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (DKK 5.58 = USD 1, 2014)

 

Membership

UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others.

Did you know

In 1769, the Danish population was only 797,584 people?
In 2012, the number was 5,584,758.