The population of Denmark is 5,450,661 residents (2006), which corresponds to a population density of 126.06 residents/km 2 . The birth and death rates are respectively 11.13% of the and 10.36% a . Average life expectancy is 77.79 years. The value of the Human Development Index (HDI) is 0.930 and the value of the Gender-adjusted Development Index (IDG) is 0.928 (2001). It is estimated that, in 2025, the population will be 5 618 000 residents. The residents of Danish origin are the majority of the population and practice the evangelical Lutheran religion. The official language is Danish.
In 1397 Denmark joined Norway and Sweden for royal weddings. But, from 1448 onwards, periods of disunity and wars began to exist between the Danish and Swedish monarchies. In 1523 the union was broken. During the 16th century, the establishment of Lutheranism led Denmark to a civil war. Throughout the seventeenth century, the country was involved in a series of wars with the aim of claiming its hegemony above the Baltic. The wars resulted in the signing of the Copenhagen Peace in 1660, which definitively established the borders of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. In the eighteenth century Denmark expanded colonial trade, but the Napoleonic wars of the early nineteenth century emptied the treasure again. In 1814 Denmark had to give Norway to Sweden. In 1864 he lost Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia.
Between 1849 and 1915, the country had three constitutions and regained Schleswig-Holstein through the 1920 plebiscite. But, between 1940 and 1945, it was occupied by the Nazi army. In 1945 Denmark recognized Iceland’s independence and, in 1948, granted autonomy to the Faroe Islands, which had been under Danish administration since 1380. Greenland was officially incorporated into Denmark in 1953 and, in 1979, it became autonomous. For Denmark democracy and rights, please check intershippingrates.
Denmark was one of the founding states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949, and became a member of the European Union (EU) in 1973. It is one of the countries that has not yet joined the single currency. Two referendums were held, one in 1992 and the other in 2000, and in both there was a refusal to join the euro.
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1UpTravel.com – Maps of Denmark
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Copenhagen – Wonderful Copenhagen
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