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Country (long form) Kingdom of Denmark
Capital Copenhagen
Total Area 16,638.69 sq mi
43,094.00 sq km
(slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts)
Population 5,352,815 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 5,577,713
Languages Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is predominant second language
Literacy 100.0% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, Muslim 2%
Life Expectancy 74.12 male, 79.47 female (2001 est.)
Government Type constitutional monarchy
Currency 1 Danish krone (DKr) = 100 oere
GDP (per capita) $25,500 (2000 est.)
Industry food processing, machinery and equipment, textiles and clothing, chemical products, electronics, construction, furniture, and other wood products, shipbuilding, windmills
Agriculture grain, potatoes, rape, sugar beets; pork and beef, dairy products; fish
Arable Land 60%
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, stone, gravel and sand
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Geography of Denmark

Denmark, or Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Danmark), one of the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe.

History of Denmark

Archeological evidence has indicated that southern Denmark was populated 60,000 to 100,000 years ago, before the final Ice Age.