Denmark is a Scandinavian and Nordic country located in Northern Europe. It has just one land border, which it shares with Germany to the south. Norway lies to the north of Denmark, and Sweden lies to the north and east. The North Sea bounds the country on the west. Denmark also includes the autonomous territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, both of which are located in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (kmยฒ)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Kingdom of DenmarkEuropeNorthern EuropeCopenhagen5,910,9130.07%42,434Danish kronekr

Metropolitan Denmark consists of a peninsula and an archipelago of more than 400 islands. The capital city, Copenhagen, is situated on the largest island, Zealand. Copenhagen is renowned for its design, fashion, and fine dining scene. It is the countryโ€™s most populous city, followed by Aarhus and Aalborg on the Jutland peninsula and Odense on the island of Funen.

Denmarkโ€™s terrain is flat with gently rolling hills and consists mainly of arable land. The countryโ€™s coastline is sandy, particularly in northern Jutland, which has large dunes.

The climate in Denmark is temperate, with mild summers and cold winters. As a northern country, it experiences long days during the summer and short days during the winter. The weather can be unpredictable due to the countryโ€™s location between a continent and the ocean.

Denmark operates under a constitutional monarchy. The monarch is the formal head of state. However, their powers are purely ceremonial. The country is governed by the Prime Minister and Members of the Cabinet.

Denmark: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
"Kong Christian stod ved hรธjen mast"
("King Christian stood by the lofty mast"),31456 00 N, 10 00 E5
UTC โˆ’04:00 โ€” Pituffik Space Base in Greenland
UTC โˆ’03:00 โ€” most of Greenland, including inhabited south coast and west coast
UTCโˆ’ 01:00 โ€” Ittoqqortoormiit and surrounding area in Greenland's Tunu county
UTC ยฑ00:00 โ€” Danmarkshavn weather station and surrounding area in Greenland's Tunu county, Faroe Islands
UTC +01:00 โ€” main territory of Denmark