Key Facts about Denmark

Know these key facts on Denmark


Denmark is situated in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany, it also includes tow islands (Sjaelland and Fyn).

Land Area

Denmark is slightly smaller than twice the size of Massachusetts and stretches over an total area of 43,094 sq km, which 42,394 sq km is land and 700 sq km is water. Denmark has a total coastline area of 7,314 km.


Denmark has a temperate climate with humid, overcast, mild and windy winters and cool summers.

Natural Resources and Hazards

Denmark's main natural resources are petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand. Flooding is a threat in some area of Denmark, such as parts of Jutland and along the southern coast of the island of Lolland, but these areas are protected from the sea by a system of dikes.

Population and Employment

Denmark has a total population of 5,432,335 (July 2005 est.) inhabitants, with an average life expectancy at birth of 77.62 years. A total labour force of 2.87 million (2004 est.) people is present in Denmark, whom are mainly occupied in agriculture 4%, industry 17% and services 79%. Denmark has a fairly low unemployment rate of 6.2% (2004 est.).


95% of Denmark's population is Evangelical Lutheran, 3% are Protestants and Roman Catholics and the other 2% are Muslims.


Denmark has a red flag with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag, the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side.

Agricultural Products and Main Industries

Denmark's main recognized agricultural products are barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, pork, dairy products and fish. The main recognized industries of Holland are, iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment and windmills.


The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen with a total population of 1, 785 000 people.

Time Zone

GMT plus 1 hour


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