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Denmark is an island country, but this does not restrict the ease of travelling within the country. The infrastructure is excellent everywhere. All major islands and the peninsula of Jutland are connected by a network of tunnels and bridges.

Denmark (excluding Greenland and the Faeroe Islands) has a population of 5.4 million people and covers an area of 43,000 sq.km of which the Jutland peninsula accounts for 29,776 sq.km.

The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen (1.3 million), is the center of government and business. It is located on the island of Zealand and is only 15 miles from Southern Sweden. In July 2000, Copenhagen became connected to Sweden by a ten-mile bridge/tunnel fixed link. Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, is located on the Jutland peninsula, about three hour’s drive by car from Copenhagen. Business visitors can move easily from one part of the country to another by train or domestic airlines.

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy that shares a southern border with Germany and is connected to southern Sweden by bridge. The total area 43,096 sq.km. (16,640 sq.mi.) is slightly smaller than Vermont and New Hampshire combined. The total population is approximately 5.4 million people. Denmark is a rich, modern society with a state-of-the-art infrastructure and distribution system. Its highly skilled labor force and central location make it an excellent distribution point for the Scandinavian, Northern Europe and Baltic markets.