Denmark

Denmark has an area of 43,094 km2 and a population of 5.7 million people. The capital is Copenhagen and the most populated city with an urban population of 1.3 million people.
Denmark is in Northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. The official language is Danish. Greenland and the Faeroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark but have autonomous self-rule. Denmark has the highest employment rate in Europe (74 per cent in 2015). In the last three years, the World Bank has ranked Denmark as the best country for business in Europe and third best in the world after Singapore and New Zealand. In addition, Transparency International ranked Denmark as the least corrupt country in the world in 2015. The basic principle of the Danish welfare system, often referred to as the Scandinavian welfare model, is that all citizens have equal rights to social security. In the Danish welfare system, a number of services are available to citizens, free of charge. The Danish healthcare system is universal and based on the principles of free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens. The healthcare system offers high-quality services, the majority of which are financed by general taxes. Life expectancy in Denmark has increased from 77.9 years in 2005 to 80.6 years in 2015. Danish women have a higher life expectancy (82.5 years in 2015) than Danish men (78.6 years in 2015).


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