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Facts about Denmark

Denmark with a population of 5.5 million is a Scandinavian/Nordic country and member of the European Union (although with its own currency Danish kroner).

Denmark consists of the peninsula, Jutland, and many islands, most notably Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands and has more than 7.500 km of coastline.

The highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level. Greenland and the Faroe Islands (each with a population of around 50.000 inhabitants) are part of the realm but enjoy extensive home rule. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen with approximately 1.2 million inhabitants.  

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. Denmark is one of the world's oldest monarchies with a history that stretches back to the Viking Age around the year 1000. Danish society rests on the foundation of the Danish Constitution of 1849, and since then the political system has been formed by various political parties.

Denmark is often cited as one of the world's best countries to live in. The strong welfare state ensures economic equality in society and the virtual non-existence of corruption, while polls repeatedly show that the Danes are among the happiest people in the world. The biggest sector in the economy is the provision of public services including, education, health services, child day care, etc. which are either provided free of charge or at a subsidized price.  As a consequence of this and of an extensive income benefit system the level of income taxation and VAT is high in an international comparison.

Denmark also has a thriving private sector – it is ranked high as an attractive foreign investment location - and it has a large surplus in the trade and current account balance. The private sector include agriculture and food industry, pharmaceuticals, logistics including shipping, machinery, design, energy (gas, oil and wind energy) and it has a particularly strong profile and a long history of producing green technology and green energy. 

For further information, you can visit the - the official website of Denmark