A Nordic country in Northern Europe, Denmark occupies an area of 42,933 km2(16,577 sq mi).
As observed on the physical map of Denmark above, for the most part Denmark consists of flat lands with very little elevation, except for the hilly central area on the Jutland Peninsula.
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.
The longest river in Denmark is the Guden at 160 km, (99 miles) in length.
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.
Regional Maps: Map of Europe
|Legal Name||Kingdom of Denmark|
|55 40 N, 12 35 E|
|Total Area||43,094.00 km2|
|Land Area||42,434.00 km2|
|Water Area||660.00 km2|
København (Copenhagen) (1,346,485)
|Currency||Danish kroner (DKK)|
|GDP Per Capita||$59,822.09|
This page was last updated on February 24, 2021