Where is Denmark?

Located in Northern Europe, Denmark has a 140.00 km border with Germany.Iceland, the United Kingdom, and Ireland all dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Island's continental shelf extends beyond 200 m.

Denmark is a European country covering 43,094.00 km2 of which 1.53% is water and 42,434.00 km2 is land. The area excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland but does include the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn). This makes it the 65th smallest country in the world and slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts. Its geographic coordinates are 56 00 N, 10 00 E and Copenhagen is the capital city.

The word Denmark derives from the words "Dane" and "mark", the latter which refers to a forested area.

Its ISO code is DK.


Denmark has a mean elevation of 34 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Lammefjord which is -7m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Mollehoj/Ejer Bavnehoj which is 171m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with mild, windy winters and cool summers. Its terrain is low and flat, with some gently rolling plains.


Denmark has a population of 5,593,785 making it the 115th largest in the world. The population centers of the country tend to be near coastal areas.

Danish is the official language. The largest ethnic group is Scandinavian. The majority of the population is Evangelical Lutheran.

The dialing code for the country is 45.


Denmark is an independent country. It becme a parliamentary constitutional monarchy in 1849. Its constitution was last ratified in 1849.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Denmark's GDP is $265,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $46,600.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 60th largest economy and its citizens the 32nd richest in the world. The currency of Denmark is the Krone (DKK).

Its major export partners are Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, and dairy products. Its major import partners are Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, raw materials and semimanufactures for industry, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017