The Kingdom of Denmark
is a nation located at the intersection of North and Baltic Seas in northern-central Europe. Its total land area covers 42,838 sq km (16,578 sq mi), which includes the self-governing islands of Greenland and Faroe Islands. As of 2021, its population is 5,986,000, with the majority being Danish. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen.
The official language of Denmark is Danish, while the main religion is Christianity, particularly Evangelical Lutheranism. The national currency is the Danish krone, and has an exchange rate of 1 USD to 6.854 DKK. The country is a constitutional monarchy, with the Danish monarch as its head of state and the prime minister as its head of government.
Denmark has a generally temperate climate and is often wet. It has a mixed economy that is based on services and manufacturing. It is renowned for having one of the most comprehensive social welfare systems in the world, and its standard of living is among the highest globally.
As of 2018, the life expectancy at birth for males is 79 years, and for females is 82.9 years. It has a literacy rate of 100%. The Gross National Income (GNI) for 2020 is 365,717 US$ million, and GNI per capita is 62,720 US$. The urban population makes up 87.9%, and rural 12.1% of the total population.
- Tivoli Gardens - 19th-century amusement park, open Apr-Sep, with an antique roller coaster and live entertainment program.
- Christiansborg Palace - tours of the royal palace's lavish reception rooms and stables, plus 12th-century castle remains.
- Rosenborg Castle - dutch Renaissance palace and gardens, including a museum housing the crown jewels, with guided tours.
- The Round Tower - 17th-century tower with an observatory, planetarium, event hall and spiral ramp instead of stairs.
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - fine-art museum with antique Mediterranean sculptures, plus 19th-century French and Danish works.
- Frederik's Church - 18th-century Lutheran church with the largest dome in Scandinavia and a Kierkegaard statue in grounds.
- City Hall Square - ample open space outside city hall used for concerts, cultural performances, and celebrations.
- National Museum of Denmark - 18th-century mansion with collections and exhibitions on Denmark's history, people and culture.
- Copenhagen Opera House - international opera company in a landmark harborfront building with a 1400-seat main auditorium.