GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DENMARK


Geography

Smallest of the Scandinavian countries (half the size of Maine), Denmark occupies the Jutland peninsula, a lowland area. The country also consists of several islands in the Baltic Sea; the two largest are Sjælland, the site of Copenhagen, and Fyn.

Government

Constitutional monarchy.  
Sovereign: Queen Margrethe II (1972)
Prime Minister: Anders Fogh Rasmussen (2001)
Land area: 16,359 sq mi (42,370 sq km); total area: 16,639 sq mi (43,094 sq km)1
Population (2010 est.): 5,515,575 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 10.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.3/1000; life expectancy: 78.4; density per sq mi: 129
Capital and largest city .Copenhagen, 1,094,400
Other large cities: Århus, 220,700; Odense, 144,600; Ålborg, 120,600
Monetary unit: Krone
National name: Kongeriget Danmark
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect), German; English is the predominant second language
National Holiday: Constitution Day, June 5
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%
Literacy rate: 100%

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