Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn)
Geographic coordinates: 56° 0' N, 10° 0' E
Coastline km: 7,314 km km
Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling plains
Elevation: lowest point: Lammefjord -7 m
highest point: Yding Skovhoej 173 m
Natural hazards: flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Population: 5,450,661 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
Divisions: The 1st January 2007, the 14 counties will be reorganized into five regions.
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