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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

 5,707,251 (2016)

 

Area

43,560 square kilometres

 

Population density

132 per square kilometre

 

Geographic region

Scandinavia

 

Gross domestic product

 DKK 1,944 billion (2014)

 

GDP per capita

DKK 344,000 (2014)

 

Capital

Copenhagen 1,280,371 (2016)

 

Other major cities

Aarhus 264.716, Odense 175.245 & Aalborg 112.194 (2016)

 

Form of state

Monarchy

 

Government

The Liberal Party (Venstre), Liberal Alliance & Conservative People's Party

 

Head of state

Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

 

Head of government

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 28 November 2016)

 

Ethnic distribution

5,003,378 Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute 703,873 (2016)

 

Life expectancy

Women 82.5 years, men 78.6 years (2016)

 

Language

Danish

 

Religion

76.9% Protestant (members of the National Church, 2016)

 

Currency

Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (USD / Euro 1 = DKK 7.06 / 7.43, 2017)

 

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 2016, the number was 5,707,251.