: Copenhagen. |
43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles).
of Denmark : 5,383,507 (official estimate 2003)
Population of Copenhagen : 1,085,813
Population Density : 124.9 per sq km.
: 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.
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
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.
: 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.
: 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.