General information

Where are all the people?!

Though it doesn’t seem like it, Denmark is the most densely populated country in Northern Europe, with 128 residents per km². Only 20% of its landmass is populated and nearly 20% of the population lives in the capital, Copenhagen.

Danish age demographics

Denmark’s population of 5.5 million people is divided into the following age groups:

0 to 19-years-old: 24.4 %
20 to 59-years-old: 52.5 %
60 and above: 23 %

In 2009, life expectancy for men was 76.5 years and 80.8 years for women.

Statistics from 1 January 2010 – Source: Statistics Denmark.

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