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Denmark - Introduction

Introduction to Denmark

Wooded avenue, Egeskov, Funen

The smallest and most southern of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark offers an interesting mix of lively cities and rural countryside. Ancient castles, ring forts, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego - who could ask for more?

Full country name: Kingdom of Denmark
Area: 43,094 sq km
Population: 5.38 million
Capital City: Copenhagen (pop 1.8 million)
People: 95% Danish; 5% foreign nationals
Language: Danish, English, German
Religion: Lutheran
Government: constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Queen Margrethe II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
GDP: US$155.3 billion
GDP per capita: US$28,900
Annual Growth: 1.5%
Inflation: 2.5%
Major Industries: Agricultural products, grains, meat and dairy, fish, beer, oil and gas, home electronics and furniture.
Major Trading Partners: EU (esp. Germany, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, France and Italy), USA
Member of EU: yes

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