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Denmark General Info
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Capital : Copenhagen.

Area : 43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles).

Population of Denmark : 5,383,507 (official estimate 2003)

Population of Copenhagen : 1,085,813 (2003)

Population Density :
124.9 per sq km.

Geography : Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian country, consisting of the Jutland peninsula, north of Germany, and over 400 islands of various sizes, some are inhabited, linked to the mainland by ferry or bridge. The landscape consists mainly of low-lying, fertile countryside broken by beech woods, fjords and small lakes.

Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, although both have home rule. The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic inhabited by a population of 47,120 (2001) and whose history dates back to the Vikings. Fishing and sheep farming are the two of the most important occupations.

Tórshavn (population 18,812 (2001)), the capital of the Faroes, is served by direct flights from Copenhagen. During the summer, there are also direct flights from Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Government : Constitutional monarchy.

Head of State: Queen Margrethe II since 1972.

Head of Government: Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen since 2001.  

Language : The official language is Danish although many Danes also speak English, German and French.

Religion : Predominantly Evangelical Lutheran with a Roman Catholic minority.

Time : GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Electricity : 230 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs are standard. On campsites, 110-volt power plugs are also available.
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