OFFICIAL COUNTRY NAME: Kingdom of Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark).
CAPITAL: Copenhagen (København).
POPULATION: 5.38 million.
TELEPHONE CODE: UK to Denmark 00-45-number. For other countries, dial your country's international access code, then: 45.
TIME ZONE: GMT + 1 hour.
AREA: 43,094 sq km.
LANGUAGES(s): Danish. (English is the predominant second language). German (smaller minority).
ETHNIC GROUPS: Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali.
HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Yding Skovhøj at 173 metres, near Viborg in Jutland. (I think, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong).
HEAD OF STATE/PRIME MINISTER: Queen Margrethe II (chief of state since 1972). Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (head of government since 2001).
GOVERNMENT: constitutional monarchy.
CURRENCY: krone (crown), which is made up of 100 øre. Coins - 25 øre, 50 øre, 1 krone, 2 kroner, 5 kroner, 10 kroner and 20 kroner. Notes - 50, 100, 200, 500 and DKK 1,000. Some places will accept the euro and price tag goods in shops are often priced in both.
EXCHANGE RATE: 1 euro = DKK 7.44. The exact rate of exchange can be found in most daily newspapers or travel agents. Yahoo also has a good currency converter.
HEALTH RISKS: no major risks.
ELECTRICITY: 220-volt AC, 50Hz current. Danes use two-pin continental plugs. UK visitors will need an adaptor for electric appliances. North Americans need a transformer to use their 110/125v appliances.
WEIGHTS & MEASURES: Metric.