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Facts about Denmark



Total Area

total: 43,094 sq km
land: 42,394 sq km
water: 700 sq km
note: includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland


5,543,453 (July 2012 est.)


Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is the predominant second language


total population: 99% (1999 est.)
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%

Life Expectancy

total population: 78.78 years
male: 76.39 years
female: 81.31 years (2012 est.)

Government Type

constitutional monarchy


Danish krone (DKK)

GDP (per capita)

purchasing power parity - $37,700 (2012 est.)

Labour Force
2.848 million (2012 est.)

$110.8 billion billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

$97.91 billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

Natural Resources
petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand

Telephones (main lines in use)
2.515 million (2011)

Telephones (mobile cellular)
7.159 million (2011)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet hosts: 4.297 million (2012)
Internet users: 4.75 million (2009)

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