Denmark By Elgin Horton & David Giuliani

There has been traces of life in Denmark since 500 AD and the Government of Denmark started in the 8th Century

The population of Denmark is 5,593,785 and it is the 116th most populated country in the World.

Denmark's GPD per captia was $46,600 (2016 est.) and is ranked 31st in the World.

Denmark's unemployment rate was 4.2% (2016 est.), and is ranked 41st in the World.

The leading industries include food processing (especially meat and dairy goods) and shipbuilding and the manufacture of iron and steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, furniture and other wood products, windmills, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.

Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy- system in which the Monarch may have strictly Ceremonial duties or may have Reserve Powers, depending on the constitution. They have a directly or indirectly elected prime minister who is the head of government, and exercises effective political power.

The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen.

There are 5 administrative divisions in Denmark they are Hovedstaden (Capital), Midtjylland (Central Jutland), Nordjylland (North Jutland), Sjaelland (Zealand), Syddanmark (Southern Denmark).

Denmark gained its independence on June 5, 1849.

They have adopted many drafts of a constitution since gaining its independence and its latest was drafted on June 5, 1953.

Their legal system consists of a civil law and judicial review of legislative acts.

Voting is reserved for citizens 18 years of age and older.

Council of State appointed by the monarch,the monarchy is hereditary; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by the monarch

unicameral,unicameral People's Assembly or Folketing (179 seats, including 2 representing Greenland and 2 representing the Faroe Islands; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms unless the Folketing is dissolved earlier)last held on 18 June 2015 (next to be held by June 2019

judges appointed by the monarch upon the recommendation of the Minister of Justice with the advice of the Judicial Appointments Council, a 6-member independent body of judges and lawyers; judges appointed for life with retirement at age 70

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