Introduction

Summary

Constitutional monarchy in NW Europe consisting of peninsula of Jutland, the two islands of Zealand and Funen, a number of smaller islands, and the Faroe Islands and Greenland. One of the OECD countries. Member of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cities

Capital: Copenhagen

Principal Ports

Alborg, Arhus, Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Fredericia, Gedser, Grena, Helsingor, Koge, Odense, Rodby, Struer.

Population

5.8 million

International Country Code

DK

Language(s)

Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority). English is the predominant second language.

Religion

Christian, predominantly Evangelical Lutheran

Literacy Rate

99%

Emergency Services

European emergency number — 112

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