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 for Denmark
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of
           the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North
           Sea and the Baltic Sea [syn: Denmark, Kingdom of
           Denmark, Danmark]

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Denmark
                              Background: Once the seat of Viking raiders and
                                          later a major north European power,
                                          Denmark has evolved into a modern,
                                          prosperous nation that is
                                          participating in the general
                                          political and economic integration
                                          of Europe. However, the country has
                                          opted out of European Union's
                                          Maastricht Treaty, the European
                                          monetary system (EMU), and issues
                                          concerning certain internal affairs.
     Geography Denmark
                                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 00 N, 10 00 E
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 43,094 sq km
                                          water: 700 sq km
                                          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
                                          land: 42,394 sq km
                      Area - comparative: slightly less than twice the size of
                         Land boundaries: total: 68 km
                                          border countries: Germany 68 km
                               Coastline: 7,314 km
                         Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to
                                          the depth of exploitation
                                          exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild,
                                          windy winters and cool summers
                                 Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Lammefjord -7 m
                                          highest point: Yding Skovhoej 173 m
                       Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt,
                                          limestone, stone, gravel and sand
                                Land use: arable land: 55.74%
                                          permanent crops: 0.19%
                                          other: 44.07% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 4,760 sq km (1998 est.)
                         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 party to: Air Pollution, Air
                              agreements: Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air
                                          Pollution-Persistent Organic
                                          Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur
                                          85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air
                                          Pollution-Volatile Organic
                                          Compounds, Antarctic Treaty,
                                          Biodiversity, Climate Change,
                                          Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol,
                                          Desertification, Endangered Species,
                                          Environmental Modification,
                                          Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping,
                                          Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear
                                          Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection,
                                          Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83,
                                          Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands,
                                          signed, but not ratified: Antarctic-
                                          Environmental Protocol, Law of the
                        Geography - note: controls Danish Straits (Skagerrak
                                          and Kattegat) linking Baltic and
                                          North Seas; about one-quarter of the
                                          population lives in greater
     People Denmark
                              Population: 5,368,854 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 18.7% (male 514,589;
                                          female 488,121)
                                          15-64 years: 66.4% (male 1,806,722;
                                          female 1,760,149)
                                          65 years and over: 14.9% (male
                                          334,599; female 464,674) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.29% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 11.74 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 10.81 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 2.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.98 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 4.97 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.91 years
                                          female: 79.67 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 74.3 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.73 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.17% (1999 est.)
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ 4,300 (1999 est.)
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
                             Nationality: noun: Dane(s)
                                          adjective: Danish
                           Ethnic groups: Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese,
                                          German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
                               Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other
                                          Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%,
                                          Muslim 2%
                               Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an
                                          Inuit dialect), German (small
                                          note: English is the predominant
                                          second language
                                Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 100%
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
     Government Denmark
                            Country name: conventional long form: Kingdom of
                                          conventional short form: Denmark
                                          local short form: Danmark
                                          local long form: Kongeriget Danmark
                         Government type: constitutional monarchy
                                 Capital: Copenhagen
                Administrative divisions: metropolitan Denmark - 14 counties
                                          (amter, singular - amt) and 2
                                          kommunes*; Arhus, Bornholm,
                                          Fredericksberg*, Frederiksborg, Fyn,
                                          Kobenhavn, Kobenhavns*, Nordjylland,
                                          Ribe, Ringkobing, Roskilde,
                                          Sonderjylland, Storstrom, Vejle,
                                          Vestsjalland, Viborg
                                          note: see separate entries for the
                                          Faroe Islands and Greenland, which
                                          are part of the Kingdom of Denmark
                                          and are self-governing overseas
                                          administrative divisions
                            Independence: first organized as a unified state
                                          in 10th century; in 1849 became a
                                          constitutional monarchy
                        National holiday: none designated; Constitution Day, 5
                                          June is generally viewed as the
                                          National Day
                            Constitution: 1849 was the original constitution;
                                          there was a major overhaul 5 June
                                          1953, allowing for a unicameral
                                          legislature and a female chief of
                            Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of
                                          legislative acts; accepts compulsory
                                          ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen MARGRETHE II
                                          (since 14 January 1972); Heir
                                          Apparent Crown Prince FREDERIK,
                                          elder son of the monarch (born 26
                                          May 1968)
                                          head of government: Prime Minister
                                          Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN (since 27
                                          November 2001)
                                          cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the
                                          prime minister and approved by
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; following legislative
                                          elections, the leader of the party
                                          that wins the most seats is usually
                                          appointed prime minister by the
                      Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament or Folketing
                                          (179 seats, including 2 from
                                          Greenland and 2 from the Faroe
                                          Islands; members are elected by
                                          popular vote on the basis of
                                          proportional representation to serve
                                          four-year terms)
                                          elections: last held 20 November
                                          2001 (next to be held by November
                                          election results: percent of vote by
                                          party - NA%; seats by party -
                                          Liberal Party 56, Social Democrats
                                          52, Danish People's Party 22,
                                          Conservative Party 16, Socialist
                                          People's Party 12, Social Liberal
                                          Party 9, Christian People's Party 4,
                                          Unity List 4; note - does not
                                          include the 2 seats from Greenland
                                          and the 2 seats from the Faroe
                         Judicial branch: Supreme Court (judges are appointed
                                          by the monarch for life)
           Political parties and leaders: Center Democratic Party [Mimi
                                          JAKOBSEN]; Christian People's Party
                                          [Jann SJURSEN]; Conservative Party
                                          (sometimes known as Conservative
                                          People's Party) [Bendt BENDTSEN];
                                          Danish People's Party [Pia
                                          KJAERSGAARD]; Liberal Party [Anders
                                          Fogh RASMUSSEN]; Social Democratic
                                          Party [Poul Nyrup RASMUSSEN]; Social
                                          Liberal Party (sometimes called the
                                          Radical Left) [Marianne JELVED,
                                          leader; Johannes LEBECH, chairman];
                                          Socialist People's Party [Holger K.
                                          NIELSEN]; Red-Green Unity List (bloc
                                          includes Left Socialist Party,
                                          Communist Party of Denmark,
                                          Socialist Workers' Party)
                                          [collective leadership]
            Political pressure groups and NA
               International organization AfDB, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS,
                           participation: CBSS, CCC, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD,
                                          ECE, EIB, ESA, EU, FAO, G- 9, IADB,
                                          IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM,
                                          IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO,
                                          ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM,
                                          ISO, ITU, MONUC, NATO, NC, NEA, NIB,
                                          NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW,
                                          OSCE, PCA, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD,
                                          UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNMEE,
                                          UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOGIP, UNMOP,
                                          UNMOT, UNOMIG, UNTAET, UNTSO, UPU,
                                          WEU (observer), WHO, WIPO, WMO,
                                          WTrO, ZC
     Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Ulrik
                                          Andreas FEDERSPIEL
                                          consulate(s) general: Chicago, Los
                                          Angeles, and New York
                                          FAX: [1] (202) 328-1470
                                          telephone: [1] (202) 234-4300
                                          chancery: 3200 Whitehaven Street NW,
                                          Washington, DC 20008
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador Stuart
                                      US: BERNSTEIN
                                          embassy: Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 24,
                                          2100 Copenhagen
                                          mailing address: PSC 73, APO AE
                                          telephone: [45] 35 55 31 44
                                          FAX: [45] 35 43 02 23
                        Flag description: red with a white cross that extends
                                          to the edges of the flag; the
                                          vertical part of the cross is
                                          shifted to the hoist side, and that
                                          design element of the Dannebrog
                                          (Danish flag) was subsequently
                                          adopted by the other Nordic
                                          countries of Finland, Iceland,
                                          Norway, and Sweden
     Economy Denmark
                      Economy - overview: This thoroughly modern market
                                          economy features high-tech
                                          agriculture, up-to-date small-scale
                                          and corporate industry, extensive
                                          government welfare measures,
                                          comfortable living standards, a
                                          stable currency, and high dependence
                                          on foreign trade. Denmark is a net
                                          exporter of food and energy and has
                                          a comfortable balance of payments
                                          surplus. The government has been
                                          successful in meeting, and even
                                          exceeding, the economic convergence
                                          criteria for participating in the
                                          third phase (a common European
                                          currency) of the European Monetary
                                          Union (EMU), but Denmark, in a
                                          September 2000 referendum,
                                          reconfirmed its decision not to join
                                          the 11 other EU members in the euro.
                                          Even so, the Danish currency remains
                                          pegged to the euro.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $149.8
                                          billion (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 1.1% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $28,000
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 3%
                                          industry: 22%
                                          services: 75% (2001 est.)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: 2%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: 24% (2000 est.)
     Distribution of family income - Gini 24.7 (1992)
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.4% (2001 est.)
                             Labor force: 2.856 million (2000 est.)
             Labor force - by occupation: services 79%, industry 17%,
                                          agriculture 4% (2000 est.)
                       Unemployment rate: 5.3% (2000)
                                  Budget: revenues: $52.9 billion
                                          expenditures: $51.3 billion,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $500 million (2001 est.)
                              Industries: food processing, machinery and
                                          equipment, textiles and clothing,
                                          chemical products, electronics,
                                          construction, furniture, and other
                                          wood products, shipbuilding,
       Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2001 est.)
                Electricity - production: 35.792 billion kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 83.86%
                                          hydro: 0.08%
                                          other: 16.06% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 33.925 billion kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 7.679 billion kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 8.318 billion kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar
                                          beets; pork, dairy products; fish
                                 Exports: $52.4 billion (f.o.b., 2001)
                   Exports - commodities: machinery and instruments, meat and
                                          meat products, dairy products, fish,
                                          chemicals, furniture, ships,
                      Exports - partners: EU 65.9% (Germany 19.1%, Sweden
                                          12.9%, UK 9.8%, France 5.0%,
                                          Netherlands 5.0%), US 5.9%, Norway
                                          5.5% (2000)
                                 Imports: $44.1 billion (f.o.b., 2001)
                   Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, raw
                                          materials and semimanufactures for
                                          industry, chemicals, grain and
                                          foodstuffs, consumer goods
                      Imports - partners: EU 69.7% (Germany 21.1%, Sweden
                                          12.3%, UK 8.6%, Netherlands 7.5%,
                                          France 5.2%, Italy 4.4%), US 4.1%
                         Debt - external: $21.7 billion (2000)
                    Economic aid - donor: ODA, $1.63 billion (1999)
                                Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
                           Currency code: DKK
                          Exchange rates: Danish kroner per US dollar - 8.418
                                          (January 2002), 8.323 (2001), 8.083
                                          (2000), 6.976 (1999), 6.701 (1998),
                                          6.604 (1997); note - the Danes
                                          rejected the euro in a 28 September
                                          2000 referendum
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
     Communications Denmark
          Telephones - main lines in use: 4.785 million (1997)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 1,444,016 (1997)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: excellent
                                          telephone and telegraph services
                                          domestic: buried and submarine
                                          cables and microwave radio relay
                                          form trunk network, 4 cellular
                                          mobile communications systems
                                          international: 18 submarine fiber-
                                          optic cables linking Denmark with
                                          Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland,
                                          Germany, Netherlands, UK, Faroe
                                          Islands, Iceland, and Canada;
                                          satellite earth stations - 6
                                          Intelsat, 10 Eutelsat, 1 Orion, 1
                                          Inmarsat (Blaavand-Atlantic-East);
                                          note - the Nordic countries
                                          (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,
                                          and Sweden) share the Danish earth
                                          station and the Eik, Norway, station
                                          for worldwide Inmarsat access (1997)
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 355, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                  Radios: 6.02 million (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 26 (plus 51 repeaters) (1998)
                             Televisions: 3.121 million (1997)
                   Internet country code: .dk
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 13 (2000)
                          Internet users: 2.93 million (2001)
     Transportation Denmark
                                Railways: total: 2,859 km (508 km privately
                                          owned and operated)
                                          standard gauge: 2,859 km 1.435-
                                          m gauge (600 km electrified; 760 km
                                          double-track) (1998 est.)
                                Highways: total: 71,474 km
                                          paved: 71,474 km (including 880 km
                                          of expressways)
                                          unpaved: 0 km (1999)
                               Waterways: 417 km
                               Pipelines: crude oil 110 km; petroleum products
                                          578 km; natural gas 700 km
                       Ports and harbors: Abenra, Alborg, Arhus, Copenhagen,
                                          Esbjerg, Fredericia, Kolding,
                                          Odense, Roenne (Bornholm), Vejle
                         Merchant marine: total: 301 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                          totaling 6,258,959 GRT/8,143,520 DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Germany 1, Greenland 1,
                                          Indonesia 1, Netherlands 1, Norway
                                          9, United Kingdom 1 (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 8, cargo 105,
                                          chemical tanker 26, container 72,
                                          liquefied gas 20, livestock carrier
                                          5, petroleum tanker 25, railcar
                                          carrier 1, refrigerated cargo 13,
                                          roll on/roll off 16, short-sea
                                          passenger 7, specialized tanker 3
                                Airports: 116 (2001)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 28
                                          over 3,047 m: 2
                                          2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
                                          914 to 1,523 m: 12
                                          under 914 m: 3 (2001)
         Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 88
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
                                          914 to 1,523 m: 7
                                          under 914 m: 80 (2001)
     Military Denmark
                        Military branches: Royal Danish Army, Royal Danish
                                           Navy, Royal Danish Air Force, Home
         Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (2002 est.)
         Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,287,168 (2002
      Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 1,099,900 (2002
                                  service: est.)
              Military manpower - reaching males: 29,212 (2002 est.)
                    military age annually:
            Military expenditures - dollar $2.47 billion (FY99/00)
        Military expenditures - percent of 1.4% (FY99/00)
     Transnational Issues Denmark
                Disputes - international: Rockall continental shelf dispute
                                          involving Denmark, Iceland, and the
                                          UK (Ireland and the UK have signed a
                                          boundary agreement in the Rockall
                                          area); dispute with Iceland over the
                                          Faroe Islands' fisheries median line
                                          boundary within 200 NM; disputes
                                          with Iceland, the UK, and Ireland
                                          over the Faroe Islands continental
                                          shelf boundary outside 200 NM;
                                          Faroese are considering proposals
                                          for full independence

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Denmark, SC -- U.S. city in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    3328
     Housing Units (2000): 1537
     Land area (2000):     3.036582 sq. miles (7.864710 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.036582 sq. miles (7.864710 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19105
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             33.321173 N, 81.142289 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     29042
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Denmark, SC

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Denmark, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    1958
     Housing Units (2000): 833
     Land area (2000):     1.481694 sq. miles (3.837569 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.481694 sq. miles (3.837569 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19700
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.348295 N, 87.829697 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54208
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Denmark, WI

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