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  General and Old World HistoryNorthern EuropeDenmarkGeneral Information
 
Kingdom of Denmark

Kongeriget Danmark

map of Denmarklocation of Denmark in EuropeLocation northern Europe
Bordered By
Germany

Area 16,629 sq mi (43,069 sq km)
Greatest Distance E-W 250 mi (402 km)
Greatest Distance N-S 225 mi (362 km)
Coastline 1,057 mi (1,701 km)
Highest Point Yding Skovh°v; 568 ft (173 m)
Lowest Point Lammefjord; -23 ft (-7 m)
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand

Nationality Danish
Population (July 2013 est)
5,556,452
Largest Cities
Copenhagen
Ethnic Groups Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
Religions Evangelical Lutheran
Languages Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German

Capital Copenhagen
Form of Government constitutional monarchy
Present Constitution Adopted
June 5, 1953
Chief of State
Queen Margrethe II (since January 14, 1972)
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Helle Thorning-Schmidt (October 3, 2011)
Cabinet
Council of State appointed by the monarch
Legislature
unicameral People's Assembly (Folketinget)
Judiciary
Supreme Court
Local Administration
5 regions

Currency Danish Krone
Per Capita Income
$37,700
Industries iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery, transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment
Agricultural Products
barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets; pork, dairy products; fish
Export Commodities machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, pharmaceuticals, furniture, windmills
Import Commodities machinery and equipment, raw materials and semi-manufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods

flag of DenmarkIndependence Achieved first organized as a unified state in the 10th century
National Holiday none
Flag red, with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag


Germany

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