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Denmark Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Denmark Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes several major islands (Sjaelland, Fyn, and Bornholm)

Geographic coordinates:
56 00 N, 10 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 43,094 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 42,434 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 660 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland
country comparison to the world: 134

Area - comparative:
slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts

Land boundaries:
total: 140 km
border countries (1): Germany 140 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
7,314 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Climate:
temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

Terrain:
low and flat to gently rolling plains

Elevation:
mean elevation: 34 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Lammefjord -7 m highest point: Mollehoj/Ejer Bavnehoj 171 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, fish, arable land, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand

Land use:
agricultural land: 63.4% arable land 58.9%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 4.4%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 12.9%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 23.7%
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]
note: highest percentage of arable land for any country in the world (2011 est.)

Irrigated land:
4,350 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
with excellent access to the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat, and the Baltic Sea, population centers tend to be along coastal areas, particularly in Copenhagen and the eastern side of the country's mainland

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

Environment - current issues:
air pollution, principally from vehicle and power plant emissions; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea; drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
controls Danish Straits (Skagerrak and Kattegat) linking Baltic and North Seas; about one-quarter of the population lives in greater Copenhagen


NOTE: The information regarding Denmark on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Denmark Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Denmark Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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