Low and flat to gently rolling plains
Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Population: 5,569,077 (July 2014 est.)
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority) Note: English is the predominant second language
Evangelical Lutheran (official) 80%, Muslim 4%, other (denominations of less than 1% each, includes Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Serbian Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Baptist, and Buddhist) 16% (2012 est.)
This thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU); Danish legislation and regulations conform to EU standards on almost all issues. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the Danish economy is characterized by extensive government welfare measures.
With its extensive system of social services, Denmark has one of the world's highest standards of living. Most Danes own their own houses or apartments. Danish homes are made of brick and wood or of stucco. Homes typically have light furniture and few wall hangings. The spare, graceful Danish furniture popular throughout the world is made of beautifully finished wood and is characterized by its gently curving lines. Complete medical care is provided free of charge to all Danish citizens.
US Military Presence/Support
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1:07)