Denmark in general

Denmark is a part of Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), member of the European Community (EU) and part of the Schengen Area.

The total area of the country is 43,000 km², not including the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Denmark is a low-lying country its highest point rising 175 m above sea level.

Approximately 10% of the country is built up, 75% is agricultural land and 10% is forest, with the balance being made up of heaths, lakes and streams.

The population covers around 5,6 million people and has a density of 125 people each km².

1,5 million people live in the metropolitan area of Copenhagen.

Aarhus is the city where SONARTRONIC belongs to and is the principal port of Denmark, located in the geographical center of Denmark on the Jutland peninsula with 2 million inhabitants. Jutland is also called Mainland Denmark. With a population of just over 250,000 people (inner urban area), Aarhus holds the title as Denmark's second largest city.

The average age of its inhabitants is among the lowest in Europe. This is mainly because of the large student population of 60,000 (44,000 students at Aarhus University).

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Denmark is a monarchy governed by a representative democracy organised on three levels:
– At the national level there is a parliament with legislative power and ministries responsible for certain fields.

– At the regional level there are 14 county councils responsible for regional matters, e.g., hospitals, upper secondary schools, major roads, rural planning and administration.

– At the local level there are 275 municipal councils responsible for all local public functions.

On average, a municipality has 20,000 inhabitants. Denmark is formed by a peninsula (Jutland) and 407 islands, which gives the country a total coastline of the entire 7,314 km, accounting for nearly 1.5 meters coast per inhabitant.

No city in Denmark is further than 50 kilometers away from the sea.

The average day temperature change is from 2ºC in January to 20ºC in August, but max / min has been recorded to –31 ºC and +36 ºC (1982 and 1975).

In Denmark, it rains almost every third day.

The wind blows (mostly) always, and often from the West.

GNP per capita: USD 56,200

Time zone: CET (UTC+1) ● CEST (UTC+2) Daylight Saving Time
FIFA World Ranking: Rnk Team 27
Drives: on the right
Calling code: +45
ISO 3166 code: DK
Internet TLD: .dk