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Territory in northen Europe, ruled since 1953 by the Kongeriget Danmark

Denmark (Danish: Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget Danmark) is a country in Europe. Denmark is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is southwest of Sweden, south of Norway and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterized by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km², land area of 42,394 km² and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km², and a population of 5,781,190 (as of 2018).

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 56° N — Longitude: 10° E

Area: 42,925 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: DK

Birthplace of

Hans Christian Andersen, in Odense, on 2 Apr 1805

Home To

Dansk Libertarisk Parti

Deathplace of

Hans Christian Andersen, in Østerbro, Copehagen, on 4 Aug 1875

Measures of Freedom

Denmark | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 98, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
Parliamentary elections in June 2015 resulted in the defeat of the Social Democratic Party and the formation of a one-party Liberal minority government—the first time since 1981 that the government has not been composed of a coalition. The right-wing Danish People's Party achieved a significant victory in the polls, earning 15 more seats to become the second-largest party in the parliament.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 8.98, Rank: 3, Personal Freedom: 9.56, Economic Freedom: 8.17
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.67, Rank: 21

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Denmark" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.