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Country information

General overview

  • Area: 43,098 km²
  • Population: 5,579,204
  • Capital: Copenhagen (approx. 650,000 citizens, 1,700,000 including suburbs, as of Oct. 2011)
  • Principal urban areas: Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense, Esbjerg
  • Official language: Danish
  • Regions: Region Capital, Region Zealand, Region Southern Denmark, Region Middle Jutland, Region Northern Jutland (instituted in 2006/2007).

The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Denmark (in Danish: Den Danske Folkekirke, lit. the Danish People’s Church) is the national church in Denmark and, although the number of members is in constant decrease since 1985, still gathers about 80% of the population.

Sources: Statistical Yearbook 2011, "Religion i Danmark, 2011".

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