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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 466.2 billion (2013)

 

GDP per capita

DKK 277,500 (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

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)

 

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.