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Denmark and Ireland

Below you can find an overview of key statistics of Ireland and Denmark.

 

Republic of Ireland

Denmark

Geography

Official name Éire Kongeriget Danmark
Language English and Irish Danish - Most people speak English
Religion 78.3 % Roman Catholic 80.4% Protestants
Time Zone GMT GMT plus 1hr
Capital Dublin (1,27 mill., 2014) Copenhagen (1.25 mill., 2014)
Major cities Cork, Galway and Limerick Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense
Area size 70,284 km2 43,075 km2
Coastline 1,448 km 7,314 km
Geographical highest point Carrauntoohill 1,041 m Møllehøj 170,86 m

Population

Population 4.76 mill. (2016) 5.70 mill. (2016)
Population density 70 per km2 133 per km2
Population growth rate 2.0 % (annual) 0.8 % (annual)
Average life expectancy 78.4 years (men) , 82.8 years (women) 78.8 years (men), 82.8 years (women)

Economy

Currency Euro (EUR) Danish Krone (DKK)
GDP per capita USD 61,606.5 (2016) USD 53,417.7 (2016)
GDP, annual growth 5.2 % (2016) 1.3 % (2016)
Labour force 2.05 mill. (2016) 2.69 mill. (2015)
Unemployment rate 7.4 % (2016) 4.2 % (2016)
Corporate tax rate 12.5 % 25 %

Government

Government type Parliamentary Republic Constitutional Monarchy
Head of State

President Michael D. Higgins (2011)

Queen Margrethe the 2nd (1972)
Prime minister Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach, 2017) Lars Løkke Rasmussen (2015)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (2017) Anders Samuelsen (2016)
Joined Nato Not a member 1949
Joined EC (later EU) 1973 1973