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Denmark

Kingdom of Denmark
Kongeriget Danmark

Note: In early elections of November 13, 2007, Prime Minister Andres Fogh Rasmussen was returned to office following parliamentary balloting. According to early, unofficial results, the Liberal Party (V) won 46 seats; the Social Democratic Party (SD), 45; the Danish People’s Party (DFp), 25; the Socialist People’s Party (SF), 23; the Conservative People’s Party (KF), 18; the New Alliance (a new party), 5; and others, 17.

Political Status: Constitutional monarchy since 1849; under unicameral parliamentary system established in 1953.

Area: 16,629 sq. mi. (43,069 sq. km.).

Population: 5,349,212 (2001C); 5,434,000 (2006E). Area and population figures are for mainland Denmark; for Greenland and the Faroe Islands, see Related Territories, below.

Major Urban Center (2005E): COPENHAGEN (502,000; metropolitan area, 2,050,000).

Official Language: Danish.

Monetary Unit: Krone (market rate November 2, ...

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