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Denmark in figures

The Royal Danish Embassy is pleased to provide the following statistical guide to our country, "Denmark in figures", which gives an overview of key data on Denmark. This includes important statistics on population, including the territories of Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, as well as economic figures, relating to key sectors of the Danish economy.

Key General Figures


Denmark proper 43 098,31 sq. Km Greenland (the world's largest island) 2,166,086 sq. Km 410,449 sq. Km is outside the permafrost
The Faeroe Islands (seventeen inhabited islands)1,399 sq. Km


Denmark proper (2010) 5,534,738  

Greenland (2010) 56,194  

The Faeroe Islands (2010)  48,778

Capital city Copenhagen (Population: 1,19 million) [2010]

Density of population  128,4 per sq. Km (2010)
Currency Danish Krone (DKK)
1 USD (September 2010)  DKK 5,70
1 Euro (September 2010)  DKK 7.45 

Sources: Statistics Denmark: Statistical Yearbook 2010. National Bank of Denmark.


Key Economic Figures

GDP 2009, purchasing power parity USD 197,8 billion 
GDP per capita, purchasing power parity (2009)  USD 36,000 
Inflation rate (Consumer prices) [2009 est.]  1.3% 
Interest rates, National Bank discount rate December 2009 1,20% 
Labor force 16-66 years of age (2009)  2,800,250 
Employed (2010)  2,711,000 -  hereof females (2010)  1,310,000
Unemployment rate (2010)   3,2%

Sources: Statistics Denmark: StatBank Denmark, Statistical Yearbook 2010. The World Factbook (CIA).