Description about Map :-Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in northern Europe. It is the southern-most of the Nordic countries, bordered by Sweden to the south-west, Norway and Germany to the south. Denmark also shares borders with the Baltic Sea and North Sea. The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The total area covered by the country is 1,370,000 square miles and the estimated population is 5,671,050.
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Denmark was initially dominated by the hunter gatherers slowly developing to a farming society. By the end of the the eighth century, Denmark was called Jutland. The area was ruled by the Vikings who raided most of the western Europe from the ninth to the eleventh century. Centuries later in 1520, the country was rocked by the Protestant Reformation.
The country plunged into many small battles in the years to come. In 1864, the Prussians and the Austrians attacked Denmark as an initial step in the unification of Germany.
Denmark remained neutral in the First World War but the Second World War changed the country's economic and territorial stature. In 1953, Greenland officially became a territory of Denmark. On June 5, in the same year the constitution of the country was brought into force. Today, the Kigdom of Denmark is a unitary parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.
Denmark has the fifth-highest nominal GDP per capita. In 2010, the gross domestic product (nominal) of the country was estimated at $310.760 billion, while the per capita was $56,147. Services sector is the largest sector of the Danish economy. The country also has large reserves of oil and natural gas and is one of the net exporters of crude oil.
Tourism is a significant part of the economy with Tivoli Gardens, Lego Land, Hans Christian Andersen's House and Museum, and the Viking Ship Museum being the major attractions. Germany, United States, Sweden, Norway, China, France, and the Netherlands are the major trading partners.
Last Updated on : April 12, 2013
Area1,370,000 sq mi
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt