Denmark Flag

Denmark flag
Denmark flag

The national flag of Denmark is known as the Dannebrog and is a red flag with a white cross. The cross extends to the edges of the flag and the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. The flag has a long history dating back to the 14th century and is said to have been used by the kings of Denmark. An origin legend associated with the flag tells the story of its introduction during the Battle of Lindanise in 1219.

The flag has also been used as a maritime flag and has been popular as a national flag since the 16th century. In Denmark, the flag is used by the government and is also flown by Danish citizens to celebrate national holidays and other important events. The flag holds the world record as the oldest continuously used national flag.

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Country information

Denmark is a country located in Northern Europe, bordered by Germany to the south, Sweden to the east, and Norway to the north. It is a small country with a land area of about 16,000 square miles, and it is home to over 5.8 million people, making it the 128th most populous country in the world.

Denmark has a diverse and multicultural society, with people of Danish, Scandinavian, and other European ancestry living in the country. The official language is Danish, and the country has a predominantly Lutheran Protestant population.

Denmark has a varied and unique landscape, ranging from beaches to forests to islands. The climate is temperate, with cold winters and warm summers. The country is known for its beautiful natural scenery and history, and it is a popular tourist destination.

Denmark has a parliamentary system of government and is a constitutional monarchy. It is a member of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe, and it has a strong relationship with other countries in the region.

Denmark has a strong and diversified economy, with a wide range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.

Independent Yes
Country codes DK, DNK (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Denmark
Official languages Danish
Religion 75.8% Christianity, 19.1% No religion, 4.4% Islam, 0.7% Others
Capital city Copenhagen
Continent Europe
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Member of United Nations
European Union
Nordic Council
Population 5,843,476 (2023)
Population density 137 per Km2 (354 people per mi2)
Urban Population 88.2 % of the population is urban (5,107,903 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 15,200
Median age 42.3 years
Total area The total land area is 42,430 Km2 (16,382 sq. miles)
Highest point Møllehøj (171 m, 561 ft)
Lowest point Lammefjord (-7 m, -23 ft)
GDP per capita $ 68,007 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Danish krone (kr., DKK)
Calling code +45
Internet TLD .dk (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Denmark Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Denmark

1 Copenhagen 1,153,615
2 Arhus 237,551
3 Odense 145,931
4 Aalborg 122,219
5 Frederiksberg 95,029
6 Esbjerg 72,205
7 Horsens 58,646
8 Randers 55,780
9 Kolding 55,363
10 Vejle 51,177
11 Hvidovre 49,380
12 Greve 47,671
13 Herning 44,763
14 Roskilde 44,285
15 Silkeborg 41,674
16 Naestved 40,660
17 Charlottenlund 40,000
17 Ballerup 40,000
18 Vanlose 37,115
19 Fredericia 36,946
20 Horsholm 36,670
21 Helsingor 35,048
22 Viborg 34,831
23 Koge 33,885
24 Holstebro 32,072
25 Slagelse 31,896
26 Taastrup 30,977
27 Hillerod 30,853
28 Albertslund 30,000
28 Rodovre 30,000
29 Svendborg 27,553
30 Sonderborg 27,033
31 Hjorring 24,634
32 Holbaek 24,544
33 Frederikshavn 24,103
34 Norresundby 22,083
35 Haderslev 20,825
36 Skive 20,815
37 Glostrup 20,673
38 Ringsted 20,188
39 Stenlose 19,998
40 Ishoj 19,453
41 Birkerod 18,901
42 Farum 18,376
43 Nykobing Falster 16,807
44 Aabenraa 16,344
45 Kalundborg 15,939
46 Nyborg 15,826
47 Lillerod 15,359
48 Korsor 15,029
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