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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: 5,806,081 (2019)

Area: 42,916 square kilometres

Population density: 138.0 per square kilometre (2018)

Gross domestic product: EUR 311 billion (2019)

GDP per capita: EUR 53,3760 (2019) EU-27 average: EUR 31,080

Capital: Copenhagen 1,320,629 (2019)

Other major cities: Aarhus 354,332,  Odense 204,182 & Aalborg 215.312 (2019)

Form of state: Monarchy

Head of state: Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972)

Government: Social democrats

Head of government: Mette Frederiksen (since 27 June 2019)

Life expectancy: Women 82.9 years, men 79.1 years (2018)

Language: Danish

Currency: Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (1 EUR= approximately 7.45DKK)

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

Source: Eurostat, Statistics Denmark

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