|Area Total||43,094 sq km|
|Climate||temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, natural gas, fish, arable land, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand|
|Imports||Germany 21.3%, Sweden 11.9%, Netherlands 7.8%, China 7.1%, Norway 6.3%, Poland 4% (2017) – machinery and equipment, raw materials and semimanufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods|
|Exports||Germany 15.5%, Sweden 11.6%, UK 8.2%, US 7.5%, Norway 6%, China 4.4%, Netherlands 4.4% (2017) – wind turbines, pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, furniture and design|
|Government||parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Population||5,809,502 (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||Danish (includes Greenlandic (who are predominantly Inuit) and Faroese)|
|Language||Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)|
News about Denmark
- EXPLAINED: What are the rules for taking sick leave in Denmark?by The Local on December 3, 2022
Illnesses can happen to anyone at any time, but it’s important to know the rules of the country in which you are working.
- Tips for short-haul foreign travel from Denmark this Christmasby The Local on December 3, 2022
For the past two Christmases strict Covid rules prevented many people from travelling. This year that isn't an issue, but there are strikes, service reductions and high ticket prices to contend with.
- Thousands more families in Denmark seek Christmas charityby The Local on December 2, 2022
A significant increase in families have sought Christmas help from the Danish Red Cross compared to last winter.
- Danish expression of the day: At sluge en kamelby The Local on December 2, 2022
Today’s expression could give you the hump.
- Danish Energy Agency advises homes with gas heating to conserveby The Local on December 2, 2022
The Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) has issued guidelines to households heated by individual gas heaters in a bid to help them avoid very high bills.
- Danish government returns debt payments from 138,000 people by The Local on December 2, 2022
Around 138,000 people in Denmark have been unable to repay debts to the Danish state in 2022 after money they paid was refunded.
- Denmark reduces number of areas classed as ’parallel societies’by The Local on December 1, 2022
The number of underprivileged areas termed ‘parallel societies’ by the Danish government has fallen for the third consecutive year following an annual update.
- Half of all immigrants to Denmark in 2021 moved for work reasonsby The Local on December 1, 2022
A new report from Statistics Denmark shows that 48 percent of residence permits granted to foreign nationals in Denmark in 2021 were for employment reasons. Asylum seekers accounted for 1 percent of new residents.
- Danish municipalities make savings with heat reductions by The Local on December 1, 2022
Local authorities in Denmark have benefitted from blanket measures taken to conserve energy and thereby prevent huge bills, according to a media report.
- Moderate party downplays importance of joining new Danish government by The Local on December 1, 2022
After another round of negotiations with acting Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Moderate leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen says it’s beside the point if his party joins Frederiksen’s vision of a ‘broad, central’ government.
- Denmark could see new influx of Ukrainian refugees by The Local on December 1, 2022
Denmark and other countries in Europe could see new refugees arrive from Ukraine this winter due to intensified Russian bombing campaigns, according to reports.
- Captain Kjær says Denmark still 'amazing' despite World Cup flopby The Local on December 1, 2022
Simon Kjær insisted that Denmark are still a top team despite their dismal 1-0 defeat to Australia which knocked them out of the World Cup at the group stage.
- Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursdayby The Local on December 1, 2022
A possible 'second wave' of Ukrainian refugees, the Moderates downplaying the importance of joining government, and big savings from heat adjustments are among the top news stories in Denmark on Thursday.
- Danish word of the day: Firkantetby The Local on November 30, 2022
Is it hip to be square in Danish?
- Unemployment down in Denmark but analysts predict more without workby The Local on November 30, 2022
The number of people without work in Denmark fell slightly in October, with the total of 75,200 lower than September’s figure by 200.
- Denmark’s election was not target of foreign interferenceby The Local on November 30, 2022
Denmark’s parliamentary election on November 1st was not targeted for interference by foreign actors, according to a security services review.
- KEY POINTS: What changes about life in Denmark in December 2022?by The Local on November 30, 2022
The wait for a government could be over, reduced Christmas holidays and brighter days on the way: here are some key things to look out for this December in Denmark.
- Crisis-stricken airline SAS records heavy lossesby The Local on November 30, 2022
Troubled Scandinavian airline SAS, which has filed for bankruptcy in the United States, reported deeper losses in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.
- Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesdayby The Local on November 30, 2022
Growing support for a new Danish 'nature law,' the EU recycling shakeup, and an update on government negotiations are among the top news stories in Denmark on Wednesday.
- Denmark’s acting government blocks own proposed relief for vulnerable familiesby The Local on November 29, 2022
A proposal which would have provided extended financial support to low income families in Denmark appears to have little hope of clearing parliament after the acting government said it would not vote for the bill, which it agreed on prior to the election earlier this month.