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[Danmark] :
general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Danmark
country code ISO: DK [DNK] //; - FIPS: DA
location: Northern Europe
time zone: +1 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 42390 sq.km = 16367 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: 43094 sq.km = 16639 sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 58° N / South: 55° N / East: 15° E / West: 8° E
borders (land): Germany
borders (coastline): North Sea + Kattegat; Baltic Sea
climate: cool maritime
Government
independent since: ca 800
type of government: constitutional monarchy
capital: København (Copenhagen)
administrative division: amt (13)
Population
population according to the last two censuses: 1998: 5294,860 /-; 2000: 5330,020
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 5336,394 /-; 2001: 5349,000 /-; 2002: 5374,000
population density: 124 per sq.km = 322 per sq.mi
population growth: % //; - doubling time: years
birth rate: 12 per 1000
death rate: 10 - 11 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: 4 per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 4 - 6 per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 4 - 8 per 1000
life expectancy: 76-77 years (male: 73-74; female: 79-81)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 17% //; - 15-59 years: 63% //; - 60+ years: 20%
urbanisation: 86% //; - urbanisation growth: 0,9%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 33%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Danish 97%; other (incl. Scandinavian) 2%; Faroese & Inuit 1%
languages: Danish, Faroese
religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran 87,4%; Roman Catholic 1%; non religious 9,6%
Health
daily food intake: 3443 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 317 - 390
people per hospital bed: 212
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 100%
school enrolment: secondary education: 84%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 32%
adult literacy: virtually 100% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Krone (dkr) = 100 øre
annual inflation rate: 2%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 29890 per capita
GNI USD 30260 - 32280 per capita //; - [ppp: 27250 - 30600]
GDP growth: 2%
income: USD 23660 - 29890 per capita
import: USD 41626 per capita //; - export: USD 47222 per capita
trade: USD 14046 per capita //; - or 58% of GDP
trade partners: DE SE GB NO FR US NL
human development index: 0,921 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 15
female labour force: 46%
unemployment: 5 - 6%
tourism: 2 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 61% //; - grass land: 5% //; - wooded area: 12% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 5% [FW 1998: 4%] //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 6% [FW 2002: 3%]
agricultural products: meat, dairy products, fish, grains, potatoes, sugar beets
livestock (million): cattle: 1,9 / horses: 0,04 / pigs: 12-13 / poultry: 20-22 / sheep: 0,15
fish catch: 1405011 - 1580000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 20% [PG 1996: 28%; FW 1998: 27%] //; - part of industry in GDP: 28% [FW 2002: 27%]
industrial products: machinery & electronic equipment, food processing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, furniture
mining products: natural gas & oil, salt
CO2 emission per capita: 10,1
services: labour force: 75% [PG 1996: 66%; FW 1998: 70%] //; - part of services in GDP: 68% [FW 2002: 71%]
energy use (kg per capita): 3773
electricity use (per capita): 6030
annual water use (per capita): 233
Traffic, communication
road network: 71663 km //; - of which paved: 100% [71591] //; - of which are motorways: 880-953 km
vehicles: 313 - 357 per 1000 // international license plate: DK
railways: 2047 - 2865 km //; - railways passenger/km: 4834
navigable inland waterways: 417 km
ownership telephone: 612 - 750 per 1000 // international dialling code: +45
ownership radio receivers: 988 - 1318 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 536 - 621 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 308 per 1000
persons per post office: 81800
personal computers: 431 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Yding Skovhøj 173 m, Ejer Bavnehøj 171, Himmelbjerg 147, Sukkertoppen (Møn) 143
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): some small lakes
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Gudenå, Skjern Å
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: none / deepest: none
islands: Sjælland, Fyn, Lolland, Falster, Langeland, Møn, Bornholm
deserts: none
other natural features: none
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA DK EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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