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General facts

Population: 5.6 million

Capital: Copenhagen

Official Languages: Danish

Currency: Danish Krone

Religions: Lutheran

Motto: Guds hjælp, Folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke

(‘God’s help, the love of the people, Denmark’s strength’)

National Anthem: Der er et yndigt land (‘There is a lovely country’)

Interesting facts

  • Denmark has 443 islands, 76 of which are inhabited.
  • It has the highest employment rate in Europe at 75%.
  • LEGO was invented in Denmark. Legoland and the company headquarters are located in Billund.
  • Around 65% of Denmark is farmland and 11% woodland. The country is also home to many attractive beaches on the coastline.
  • Denmark is a relatively flat country with the highest natural point, Møllehøj, at just 170.9m and the average height above sea level is only 31m.
  • The Kingdom of Denmark also includes the self-governing territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean.

More obscurely, did you know...

  • The Danish flag is the oldest flag in the world!
  • It is ranked the happiest place in the world in terms of health and education!
  • Denmark has no mountains!
  • It was the first European country to abolish slavery!