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Where is Denmark?

map showing the location of Denmark

Located in the continent of Europe, Denmark covers 42,434 square kilometers of land and 660 square kilometers of water, making it the 135th largest nation in the world with a total area of 43,094 square kilometers.

Denmark was founded as a distinct and original nation in 980. The population of Denmark is 5,543,453 (2012) and the nation has a density of 131 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK). As well, the people of Denmark are refered to as Danish.

The dialing code for the country is 45 and the top level internet domain for Danish sites is .dk.

Denmark shares land borders with only one country, Germany.

To learn more, visit our detailed Denmark section.

Quick facts

Population 5,543,453
Density 130.6 / km2 ( 338.3 / mi2 )
Language Danish
Independence Year 980
Capital Copenhagen (Capital Region)
Currency Danish Krone
GDP 342,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 61,694 (2014 data)
Land Area 42,434 km2 (16,384 mi2)
Water Area 660 km2 (255 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Germany
Minimum Longitude 8.070
Maximum Longitude 15.160
Mininum Latitude 54.560
Maximum Latitude 57.740

What is the capital of Denmark?

map showing the location of Denmark
Location of Copenhagen on a map.

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It has a population of 1,153,615, and is located on a latitue of 55.68 and longitude of 12.57.

Copenhagen is also the political center of Denmark, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Copenhagen, the Capital Of Denmark

City Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Population 1,153,615
Longitude 12.56553000
Latitude 55.67594000
Elevation 14 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Denmark

Rank City Population
#1Copenhagen1,153,615
#2Arhus237,551
#3Odense145,931
#4Aalborg122,219
#5Frederiksberg95,029
#6Esbjerg72,205
#7Randers55,780
#8Kolding55,363
#9Vejle51,177
#10Horsens50,074

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.