Denmark - About the country
Denmark lies between 54° and 58° of latitude north and 8° and 15° of longitude east. In addition to Denmark itself, the kingdom also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark is well-known for its flat, but beautiful nature. Here you can gain a brief knowledge about Denmark and the Danes. Furthermore you can get a geographical overview of Denmark and its biggest cities from the map below.
Facts about Denmark
Population: 5.511.451 (2010)
Area: 43.098 square kilometres
Population density: 126,4 pr. square kilometre
Geographic region: Scandinavia
Gross domestic product: DKK 1.658 billion (2009)
GDP pr. inhabitant: 300.241 DKK (2009)
Capital: Copenhagen 1.167.569 (2010)
Other major cities: Århus 237.551, Odense 158.163, Aalborg 100.873 (2010)
Form of state: Monarchy
Government: Coalition of the Liberals and the Conservatives, headed by the Liberals
Head of state: Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)
Head of government: Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 5. April 2009)
Ethnic distribution: 90,9% Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute about 9.1 per cent of the population.(2009)
Life expectancy: Women 80,5 years, men 76,0 (2009)
Religion: 90% Protestant
Currency: Danish Kroner, DKK. 1 Krone = 100 Øre (5,42 DKK = 1 USD, 2010)
Member of: UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others
Food and Drink
Things to know: The Danish Hotel and Restaurant Association displays signs indicating restaurants where the needs of diabetics are given special attention. It consists of the words 'Diabetes mad - sund mad for alle' ('Food for Diabetics - healthy food for everyone') encircling a chef's head.
Legal drinking age: 18.
Tipping: Hotels and restaurants quote fully inclusive prices and tipping is not necessary.
Shopping hours: Mon-Fri 0900/1000-1730/1800, Sat 0900-1700. Supermarkets are often open Mon-Fri 0900-2000. Opening hours vary from town to town. At some holiday resorts, bakers, florists and souvenir shops are open Sunday and public holidays.