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Denmark is a highly developed stable democracy with a modern economy. Greenland is a self-governing dependency of Denmark. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark. For additional information, visit the State Department page http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/da.



Image of Denmark
Country Name: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Copenhagen
Boundary Countries:


Recommended Hospitals in Capital:

Aarhus:  Aarhus University Hospital, Charlottenlund:  Privathospitalet Danmark, Erichsen's Clinic Copenhagen:  Amager Hospital, Bispebjerg Hospital, Privathospitalet Hamlet, Skodsborg Health Center, Skørping Privathospital, Søllerød Privatklini

Main Cities:

Copenhagen, Aarhus, Charlottenlund, Odense, Alborg

Country Size: 43,094 sq km
Population: 5,413,392



Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic- English is the predominant second language

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
Predominant Religions:

Evangelical Lutheran, other Protestant and Roman Catholic, Muslim

National Holidays: None designated; Constitution Day, 5 June (1849) is generally viewed as the National Day
Economic Status:

Denmark is a highly developed stable democracy with a modern economy. Greenland is a self-governing dependency of Denmark.The Faroe Islands are a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark.


Royal Danish Army, Royal Danish Navy, Royal Danish Air Force, Home Guard

US Presence:
U.S. Embassy Copenhagen
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24
2100 København Ø
Phone: (+45) 33 41 71 00
Document Requirements:

Denmark is a party to the Schengen agreement.  As such, U.S. citizens may enter Denmark for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.  The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.  For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.  Passport and visa regulations are similar for Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroes.  Contact the Royal Danish Embassy at 3200 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 or by telephone at (202) 234-4300 for the most current visa information.  Another source of useful information, available in both English and Danish, is the Danish Immigration Service website.

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website.  For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information sheet.

Major Airports:

Airports 99, Airports w/paved runways:  28
Copenhagen – Kastrup International Airport (CPH/EKCH)
Copenhagen, Kastrup, Denmark, PO Box 74, Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, DK-2770 Kastrup, DENMARK
Tel: +45 3231 3231
Fax: +45 3231 3132
E-mail: cphweb@cph.dk
Website: www.cph.dk
Customs, hours: 24 hours
Tel: +45 3288 7500
Fax: +45 3295 1874

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

Denmark remains largely free of terrorist incidents, however the country shares, with the rest of Western Europe, an increased threat of Islamic terrorism.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR Total:  4.63 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL 77.44yrs  (male 75.17/female 79.83)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None

Recommended: Hep A & B

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Tickborne encephalitis, a viral infection of the central nervous system, occurs in Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark (only on the island of Bornholm); a few cases have also been reported from Italy,Norway,and France. Travelers are at risk who visit or work in forested areas during the summer months and who consume unpasteurized dairy products. To prevent tickborne encephalitis,as well as Lyme disease, travelers should take precautions to prevent tick bites.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Excellent medical facilities are widely available in Denmark. In Greenland and the Faroe Islands,medical facilities are limited and evacuation is required for serious illness or injury. Although emergency medical treatment is free of charge,the patient is charged for follow-up care.

Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 10
Referrals: 40
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:
Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  +45

Internet Country Code:  .dk


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