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Denmark
EU Member since 1973
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency Krona (DKK)
Capital Copenhagen
Area 43,094 sq km
Population 5,556,452 (July 2013 est.)
Language Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German
Religion Church of Denmark (Lutheran) 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
GDP $ 59,889 (2011)
GNI $ 41,920 (2011)
SGI 8.34 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 90 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Half-timbered houses, Nordic Classicism; Jørn Utzon, Arne Jacobsen, Johann Otto von Spreckelsen, Bjarke Ingels
Literature Adam Oehlenschläger, Georg Brandes, Henrik Pontoppidan, Hans Christian Andersen, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
Music Spillemandsmusik; Carl Nielsen, Lars Lilholt, Lars Ulrich, Kashmir, Aqua, Safri Duo, Emmelie de Forest
Painting Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Michael Peter Ancher, Karl Isaksson, Edvard Weie, Asger Jorn, Bjorn Norgaard
Philosophy Søren Kierkegaard
Cuisine Smørrebrød (open faced sandwich), Frikadeller (meat balls), Flæskesteg (roasted pork), Rugbrod (rye bread), wienerbrød (Viennese Pastries aka "Danish" in the US). Delicacies: Leverpostej (liver pate), Lakrids (salt licorice)
Drinks Beer (Carlsberg, Tuborg), Akvavit, Bitters, Cherry Herring (liquor)
Consumption 13.37 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, Cycling, Tennis, Rugby, Hanball
europoint On Denmark
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