A Nordic country in Northern Europe, Denmark occupies an area of 42,933 km2(16,577 sq mi).
Its average height above sea level is only 31 meters (101 feet) and the highest natural point is Mollehoj, at 170.86 meters (560.6 ft). A yellow upright triangle marks this extreme point on the map above.
The coastline of Denmark is indented by many fjords, with LimFjord (in the north) the largest.
Denmark's lowest point is Lammefjord, at 7 meters below sea level. The yellow inverted triangle marks the position of this point on the Zealand islands of Denmark on the map above.
In addition to the Jutland Peninsula, the country includes over 440 named islands; Zealand is the largest, followed by Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, an island located in the Baltic Sea to the east of Zealand.
The country is drained by a dozen or so rivers, and the most significant include the Guden, Odense, Skjern, Stora, Susa and Vida - a river that flows along its southern border with Germany.
Denmark (officially, the Kingdom of Denmark) is divided into 5 administrative regions (regioner, sing. region). The regions are: Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark), Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region), Nordjylland (North Denmark Region), Sjaelland (Region Zealand) and Syddanmark (Region of Southern Denmark). These regions are further divided into a total of 98 municipalities (kommuner).
Situated on the eastern coast of the Zealand Island, Copenhagen – is the capital, the largest and the most populous city of Denmark. It is also a major cultural, administrative, industrial, commercial, financial and tourism center of the country.
Denmark is a country located in north central Europe and is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries. Denmark is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Denmark occupies the Jutland Peninsula and an archipelago of more than 443 islands, located to the east of the peninsula. Denmark shares its land border with Germany in the south. It is surrounded by bodies of water including the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Kattegat Bay, Kiel Bay and the Skaggerak Strait. Denmark shares its maritime borders with Norway, Sweden, Poland and UK.
Denmark Bordering Countries: Germany.
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|Legal Name||Kingdom of Denmark|
|55 40 N, 12 35 E|
|Independence||ca. 965 (unified and Christianized under HARALD I Gormsson); 5 June 1849 (became a parliamentary constitutional monarchy)|
|Total Area||43,094.00 km2|
|Land Area||42,434.00 km2|
|Water Area||660.00 km2|
|Total Border||140.0 km|
|Bordering Countries||Germany 140 km|
|Climate||Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers|
|Coordinates||56 00 N, 10 00 E|
|Mean Elevation||34 m|
|Lowest Elevation||-7 m|
|Highest Elevation||171 m|
København (Copenhagen) (1,346,485)
|Ethnic Groups||Danish (includes Greenlandic (who are predominantly Inuit) and Faroese) 86.3%, Turkish 1.1%, other 12.6% (largest groups are Polish, Syrian, German, Iraqi, and Romanian) (2018 est.)|
|Languages||Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)|
|Religions||Evangelical Lutheran (official) 74.7%, Muslim 5.5%, other/none/unspecified (denominations of less than 1% each in descending order of size include Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Serbian Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Baptist, Buddhist, Mormon, Pentecostal, and nondenominational Christian) 19.8% (2019 est.)|
|Currency||Danish kroner (DKK)|
|GDP Per Capita||$59,822.09|
|Exports||Wind turbines, pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, furniture and design|
This page was last updated on November 9, 2020