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Where is Denmark?

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Denmark's Quick Facts

Land Area 42,434 km2
Water Area 660 km2
Total Area 43,094 km2
Population 5,593,785
Population Density 129.80 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $265.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $46,600
Currency Krone (DKK)
Largest Cities
  • KĂžbenhavn (Copenhagen) (1,346,485)
  • Bird: Mute Swan
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Denmark

  • Coat of Arms: The National Coat of Arms features three crowned lions facing left, surrounded by nine red hearts, all placed atop a golden shield. The crown on the shield is the crown of King Christian V.

    The current version was adopted in 1819 during the reign of King Frederick VI.
  • Flag of Denmark
  • Flower: Red Clover
  • Motto: "Guds hjaelp, Folkets kaerlighed, Danmarks styrke." "God's Help, the People's Love, Denmark's Strength."
  • National Anthem "Der er et yndigt land" (I know a lovely land), melody by Hans Ernst Kroyer, and lyrics by Adam Oehlenschlager.

    In addition, "Kong Kristian" (King Christian stood by tow'ring mast) is also a national anthem, but it is considered the anthem of the Danish royal family. Dating to the early 1800's, it features lyrics by Johannes Ewald, and melody by D.F.R. Kulau.
  • Tree: Beech

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