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Denmark / COVID-19
Population 5,475,791
Total Confirmed 3220185
Active 3213665
Total deaths 6520
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.20 %


Denmark (Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈtænmɑk] (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic Country in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.

In Europe, it forms Denmark proper, that's the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, comprising a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low altitude and a temperate climate. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. In the North Atlantic, it consists of two autonomous territories: the Faroe Islands and Greenland.The Kingdom of Denmark is constitutionally a unitary state organised in the Danish Realm (Danish: Danmarks Rige), which consists of Denmark and both autonomous lands in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Together they take form within the sovereign state the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget Danmark). The connection between the three parts of the Kingdom is commonly called The unity of the Realm (Danish: Rigsfællesskabet). Denmark in Europe has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area of the Kingdom including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.82 million in Denmark (as of 2020). And the total population of 5.93 million in the Kingdom.The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 8th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the battle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under a single sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and end with Swedish secession in 1523. The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until 1814, Denmark--Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several catastrophic wars with the Swedish Empire, finishing with large cessions of territory to Sweden. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark maintained the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were conquered in the First Schleswig War. Following the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Denmark lost the Duchy of Schleswig to Prussia. Denmark remained neutral during World War I, however, in 1920 the northern half of Schleswig became Danish again. In April 1940, a German invasion saw short military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was busy from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a highly developed mixed economy. The Constitution of the Realm of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660. It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the country's capital, largest city, and main business centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the domain of Denmark, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands In 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and additional autonomy in 2009. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it keeps its own currency, the krone. It's among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it's also a part of the Schengen Area. Denmark has close ties to its Scandinavian neighbours also linguistically, with the Danish language being partly mutually intelligible with both Norwegian and Swedish. Denmark is thought of as one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks highly in some metrics of national performance, such as education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, LGBT equality, prosperity, and human development. The nation ranks as having the world's greatest social mobility, a high level of income equality, the cheapest perceived level of corruption in the world, the eleventh-highest HDI in the world, one of the world's highest per capita incomes, and one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.

Source: Wikipedia