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Learn more about Denmark.
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Population: 5,413,392 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Copenhagen
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An Introduction to Denmark
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Denmark map

Map of Denmark ( Location ) : 56 00 N, 10 00 E, Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn). For additional reports and educational information specific to Denmark, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Dane Flag
Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side, and that design element of the Dannebrog (Danish flag) was subsequently adopted by the other Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Denmark.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.35%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 75.17 yrs - Male
    • 79.83 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 3,610,100 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 3.121 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 6,020,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .dk

Did you know ... People from Denmark are called Danes
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook