Denmark

General Facts

Area: 42,931 km2 (16,576 sq miles)

Capital City: Copenhagen

Population: 5,748,769 (2017 estimate)

Official Languages: Danish

Boarding Countries: German

Coastline: 7,314 km (4,545 miles) 

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Climate

Denmark has a temperate climate, characterized by mild winters, with mean temperatures in January of 1.5 °C (34.7 °F), and cool summers, with a mean temperature in August of 17.2 °C (63.0 °F).The most extreme temperatures recorded in Denmark, since 1874 when recordings began, was 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) in 1975 and −31.2 °C (−24.2 °F) in 1982. Denmark has an average of 179 days per year with precipitation, on average receiving a total of 765 mm (30 in) per year; autumn is the wettest season and spring the driest.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Copenhagen (1,295,686)

2. Aarhus (269,022)

3. Odense (176,683)

4. Aalborg (113,417)

5. Esbjerg (72,261)