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Maps of Denmark

Physical Map of Denmark showing terrain, major rivers, extreme points, the Jutland Peninsula, main islands, important cities, international boundaries, etc.

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.

Regions of Denmark Map

Political Map of Denmark showing its 5 regions and the capital city of Copenhagen

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.

Where is Denmark?

Map showing location of Denmark in the world.

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

Outline Map of Denmark

Blank outline map of Denmark

The above blank map represents Denmark, a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for educational purposes like coloring and map-pointing activities.

Outline Map of Denmark

The above outline map represents Denmark, a country in Northern Europe. As can be observed from the map, Denmark comprises of the Jutland Peninsula and an archipelago of 443 named islands, on the east of the peninsula.

Key Facts

Legal Name Kingdom of Denmark
Capital City Copenhagen
55 40 N, 12 35 E
Independence ca. 965 (unified and Christianized under HARALD I Gormsson); 5 June 1849 (became a parliamentary constitutional monarchy)

Geography

Total Area 43,094.00 km2
Land Area 42,434.00 km2
Water Area 660.00 km2
Total Border 140.0 km
Coastline 7,314.0 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
Lammefjord
Highest Elevation 171 m
Mollehoj/Ejer Bavnehoj

Demographics

Population 5,818,553
Largest City

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.)

Economy

Currency Danish kroner (DKK)
GDP $348.08 Billion
GDP Per Capita $59,822.09
Exports Wind turbines, pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, furniture and design

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