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Denmark Facts & Figures

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Total area: 16,639 sq mi (43,094 sq km)
Population (2008 est.): 5,500,510
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Copenhagen - 1,094,400
Other large cities: Arhus - 220,700; Odense - 144,600; Alborg - 120,600
Monetary unit: Krone
Languages: Danish (official), Faroese, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect), German, English
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%
Time zone: GMT+1; DST: GMT+2 (from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October); Faroe Islands: GMT; DST: GMT+1
Electricity: AC 230V/50Hz; European plugs with two round pins are the standard

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe, situated at the border of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and it is bordered to the south by Germany. It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries and the smallest (considering the European part) Scandinavian country. The main part of Denmark lies on the Jutland (Jylland) peninsula and a few islands, including Zealand (Sjślland), Funen (Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm. The North Atlantic Faroe Islands as well as Greenland are also under the sovereignty of Denmark.

The terrain in mostly flat with low rolling hills; the highest natural point is reaching around 170 metres (560 ft) over the sea level. Other than the cultivated fields, the land is mostly covered with extensive areas of heathland, forests and woodland, sand dunes as well as lakes and cliffs.

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