Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It's linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
Ethnic Groups: Danish 89.6% and Albanian, Arab, Bangladeshi, Bosniak, Chilean, Chinese, Ethiopia, Indian, Inuit, Iranian, Jewish, Kurd, Pakistani, Somali, Sudanese, Turk, Vietnamese 10.4% collectively
Belief Systems: Protestantism 64%, Catholic Church 1%, other Christian 6%, Agnostic/Non-religious 16%, Atheist 9%, Islam 1%, Buddhism 1%, other religion 1%, not stated 1%
Population: 5.63 million people (World Rank: 112th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 344 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 90th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.33 %/yr (World Rank: 181st) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 79.4 years (World Rank: 47th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 40.6 years (World Rank: 17th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Denmark
in Washington D.C.
Danish Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Denmark