Quick Facts

  • Officially the Kingdom of Denmark, consisting of the country of Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries; the Faroe Islands and Greenland
  • Denmark is a founding member of NATO
  • Denmark joined the EEC (now EU) in 1973
  • Denmark is also a member of OECD, and OSCE
  • Denmark ranks as having the worlds highest level of income equality
  • Often ranked as the “happiest” and “least corrupt” country in the world
  • Along with Sweden and Norway, Denmark is part of the cultural region known as Scandinavia, and is also a member of the Nordic Council
  • Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
  • Languages: Scandanavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, and Somali
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran (official) 95%, other (including Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Muslim) 5%
  • Population: 5.54 million
  • The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen
  • Literacy Rate: 99%
  • GDP per capita: $37,151
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

Government in Power

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

  • Monarch: Margrethe II
  • Prime Minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Speaker of the Folketing: Mogens Lykketoft

Healthcare Statistics

  • Life Expectancy: 78.78 years
  • Maternal mortality rate: 5 deaths/100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate: 4.19 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physicians Density: 3.419/1,000 population
  • Population with HIV/AIDS: 0.2%
  • Obesity Rate: 11.4%
  • Risk of Infectious disease: Low
  • Infectious disease updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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