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Countries of the World: Denmark
Resources about Denmark including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Denmark GDP (2008): $342.9 billion (current prices and exchange rates, source: Statistics Denmark). Annual growth rate (real terms, 2008.): -1.1%. Per capita GDP (2008): $62,015 (current prices and exchange rates). Agriculture and fisheries (2.3% of GDP, 2008): Products-- meat, milk, grains, seeds, hides, fur skin, fish and shellfish. Industry (21.8% of GDP, 2008): Types--industrial and construction equipment, food processing, electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, furniture, textiles, windmills, and ships. Natural resources: North Sea--oil and gas, fish. Greenland-- fish and shrimp, potential for hydrocarbons and minerals, including zinc, lead, molybdenum, uranium, gold, platinum. The Faroe Islands--fish, potential for hydrocarbons. Trade (2008, goods): Exports--$114.892 billion: industrial production/manufactured goods 73.0% (of which machinery and instruments were 25.5%, and fuels, chemicals, etc. 13.3%); agricultural products and others for consumption 11.8% (pork and pork products 4.3% of total export); fish and fish products 2.1%. Imports--$109.727 billion: raw materials and semi-manufactures 42.6%; consumer goods 28.6%; capital equipment 11.6%; transport equipment 8.1%; fuels 7.9%. Major trade partners, exports--Germany 17.6%, Sweden 14.5%, U.K. 8.3%, Norway 6%, U.S. 5.5%, Holland 4.4%. Major trade partners, imports--Germany 21.2%, Sweden 14.2%, Holland 6.8%, U.K. 5.2%, Norway 4.7%, U.S. 3.2%. Official exchange rate: 5.0986 kroner=U.S. $1 (2008 average).

Geography of Denmark Area: 43,094 sq. km. (16,639 sq. mi.); slightly smaller than Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Cities: Capital--Copenhagen (pop. 518,574 in Copenhagen and 1,662,189 in the Capital Region). Other cities--Aarhus (302,618), Aalborg (196,292), Odense (187,929). Terrain: Low and flat or slightly rolling; highest elevation is 173 m. (568 ft.). Climate: Temperate. The terrain, location, and prevailing westerly winds make the weather changeable. *Excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands

Government of Denmark Type: Constitutional monarchy. Constitution: June 5, 1953. Branches: Executive--queen (head of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--unicameral parliament (Folketing). Judicial--appointed Supreme Court. Political parties (represented in parliament): Venstre (Liberal), Social Democratic, Danish People’s, Socialist People’s, Conservative, Social Liberal, New Alliance, Unity List. Suffrage: Universal adult (18 years of age). Administrative subdivisions: 5 regions and 98 municipalities.

Map of Denmark This Map of Denmark shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Copenhagen the capital of Denmark. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Denmark The Official Name of Denmark is the Kingdom of Denmark. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Denmark Nationality: Noun--Dane(s). Adjective--Danish. Population (Jan. 2010): 5,511,451. Annual population growth rate (2009): -4.3%. Ethnic groups: Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, Turkish, German, Polish, Iraqi, Bosnian, Lebanese, Iranian, British, Balkan, Pakistani, Somali, Afghani. Religion membership: Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church 83%; Muslim about 4%. Other: Majority consisting of Protestant denominations and Roman Catholics; also 19 Muslim, 3 Jewish, 6 Buddhist, and 8 Hindu religious communities recognized by the state. Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect), some German. English is the predominant second language. Education: Years compulsory--9. Attendance--100%. Literacy-- 99%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--4/1,000. Life expectancy--men 76.26 years, women 80.70 years. Work force (2008): 2.92 million. Employment: Industry, construction, and utilities--21%; government--35%; private services--41%; agriculture and fisheries--3%.

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