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Welcome to Denmark

The rather small country of Denmark is 43.098 square kilometers and situated in Scandinavia. Denmark has a population of approximately 5.5 million people with 1.2 million people living in the capital, Copenhagen.

Denmark is a monarchy traced back more than 1000 years. Since 14 January 1972, Queen Margrethe II has been the official Head of State.


Denmark has a temperate climate characterised by rather mild winters and cooler summers. In September, the average temperature is about 14°C.

Danish society
Denmark is a welfare state by the Scandinavian model and is often cited as one of the world's best countries to live in. The strong welfare state ensures economic equality and the virtual non-existence of corruption. Among other things, the Danish welfare system offers free education for everyone. In Denmark, basic education is compulsory and more than 50% of a year group enter a higher education.

Government and Politics
The political system in Denmark is a multi-party structure where several parties can be represented in Parliament simulteaneously. Danish governments are often characterised by minority administrations, aided by one or more supporting parties. This means that Danish politics is based on consensus politics. Since 1909, no single party has had the majority in Parliament.

Applying for a visa to enter Denmark
Citizens from non-EU countries must apply for a visa to enter Denmark.

If you are unsure whether or not you need a visa, please check the list of countries and read more about visas and entry to Denmark on the New to Denmark website.