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  • Population: 5,584,758 (2012)
  • Area: 43,098 square kilometres
  • Population density: 126.4 pr. square kilometre
  • Geographic region: Scandinavia
  • Neighbouring countries: Germany, Norway, Sweden
  • Gross domestic product: DKK 1,658 billion (2009)
  • GDP  pr. inhabitant: DKK 300,241 (2011)
  • Capital: Copenhagen 1,213,822 (2012)
  • Other major cities: Århus 252,213 , Odense 168,798, Aalborg 126,556 (2012)
  • Form of state: monarchy
  • Government: Coalition of the Social Democrats, The Social Liberals and The Socialist People´s Party headed by the Social Democrats.
  • Head of state: Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)
  • Head of government: Helle Thorning-Schmidt (since 3. October 2011)
  • Ethnic distribution: 90.9% Danes. Immigrants and their descendants constitute about 9.1 per cent of the population.(2009)
  • Life expectancy: women 81.62 years, men 77.1 (2009)
  • Language: Danish
  • Religion: 90% Protestant
  • Currency: DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (DKK 5.9 = USD 1, 2012)
  • Member of: UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others



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