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Denmark at a glance

Denmark is a well-functioning country with many challenging and innovative job opportunities. Why not look to Denmark when considering boosting your career?

Denmark is the smallest as well as the most southerly and most low-lying of the three Scandinavian countries and consists of the peninsula of Jutland and an archipelago of more than 400 islands of which 72 are inhabited. Denmark borders Germany to the south, is connected to Sweden by a road and rail bridge and has a tidal coastline of 7,314 km.

Denmark’s main export partners are Germany, Sweden and the US, while its main import partners are Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The Danish labour market is known for its high job mobility. A major reason for the high degree of mobility is that there are practically no barriers when changing jobs. Therefore, there are always interesting job openings.

Quick facts:

Population  5,627,235 (2014)
42,916 square kilometres
Population density 130.50 per square kilometre
Geographic region Scandinavia
Gross domestic product EUR 257 billion (2014)
GDP per capita

EUR 35,500 (2015)Ranks number 6  in EU, EU-average: EUR 28,700

Copenhagen 1,246,611 (2014)
Other major cities
Aarhus 259.754, Odense 172.512 & Aalborg 109.092 (2014)
Form of state Monarchy
Government The Liberal Party, Conservatives and Liberal Alliance
Head of state Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)
Head of government
Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 28 June 2015)
Life expectancy Women 81.9 years, men 78.0 years (2014)
Language Danish
Currency Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (1 EUR=7.45DKK)

UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and others.

Source: European Union/

The Danish Labour Market and skills-shortages sectors in Denmark

Get short information on the Danish labour market in general and skills-shortage sectors in Denmark