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Name:  Kongeriget Danmark

Telephone country code:  45

Area:  43,075 km² / 16,631 sq mi.

Terrain:  low and flat to gently rolling plains

Highest point:  Yding Skovhøj, 173 m (568 ft)

Natural resources:  crude oil, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone

Land boundaries:  Germany

Population:  5,163,955 (1992)

Population density:  119.9 persons per km² (310.5 per sq mi.)

Distribution:        84% urban, 16% rural (1989)

Life expectancy:     women 78; men 72 (1992)

Infant mortality:    7 per 1,000 live births (1992)

Capital:  København (Copenhagen) (pop. 467,850)
          [ pop. of Metropolitan area: 1.4 million ] (1989)

Other major towns:  Århus  (245,000),
                    Odense (170,000),
                    Ålborg (154,000)

Administrative units:  14 counties (amter)

Flag:  white cross on red background (the "Dannebrog")

Type:  Constitutional monarchy

Head of state:  Queen Margrethe II

National anthem:  Der er et yndigt land (Sound)

Royal anthem:  Kong Christian stod ved højen mast

Languages:  Danish

Currency:  krone (Danish crown, DKK)
           for the current exchange rate,
           see the URL <http://www.dna.lth.se/cgi-bin/kurt/rates>


Climate:  temperate sea-climate
          average temperature in Copenhagen:
          -3°C - 2°C in Feb., and 14°C - 22°C in June

Religion:  Evangelic-Lutheran (91%, 1988) (official state-religion)

Exports:  meat, dairy products, fish, machinery, electronics,chemicals, furnitu
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