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Denmark is the smallest as well as the most southerly and most low-lying of the three Scandinavian countries and consists of the peninsula of Jutland and an archipelago of more than 400 islands of which 72 are inhabited. Denmark borders Germany to the south, is connected to Sweden by a road and rail bridge and has a tidal coastline of 7 314 km.

The most important sectors of Denmark’s economy in 2012 were public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (23.9 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (19.4 %) and industry (17.0 %).

Denmark’s main export partners are Germany, Sweden and the UK, while its main import partners are Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.




Year of EU entry: 1973

Capital: Copenhagen

Geographical size: 42 915.7 km²

Population: 5 580 516

Currency: Danish krone DKK

Schengen area: Member of the Schengen area since 2001

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