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Capital: Copenhagen


Total Population: 5,728,010
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 136 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 87.8%
Population of main urban zones: Copenhagen (1,263,698); Aarhus (261,570); Odense (173,814); Aalborg (110,495); Esbjerg (72,060)
Ethnic Origins: A majority of people of Scandinavian origin, as well as Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian and Somali peoples. (Statistics Denmark)
Official Language: Danish is the official language of Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands. Both Greenland and the Faeroe Islands have their own languages as well, which most of the people speak, but Danish is used for official purposes and taught in schools.
Other Languages Spoken: English is the predominant second language. Small minorities, mostly in Southern Denmark, speak German.
Business Language(s): Danes are generally accustomed to using English, especially business people and government agencies.
Religion: Protestants 91%, Catholics 2%, Others 7%.
National Currency: Danish kroner (DKK)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 DKK = 0.1342 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 42,922 km²
Type of State: Denmark (official name: Kingdom of Denmark) is a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
6th in the world in terms of GDP per capita; The economy suffers from relatively low productivity
HDI*: 0.923/1
HDI (World Rank): 4/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Denmark, dial 00
To call Denmark, dial +45
Internet Suffix: .dk
Computers: 54.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 43.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 93.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 91,92596,58999,34985,52285,595
Exports of Goods (million USD) 105,469110,107110,88795,29395,193
Imports of Services (million USD) 60,86662,32162,10953,52655,384
Exports of Services (million USD) 66,94270,94772,50260,91958,691

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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