Denmark Population

Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany. Denmark population in 2022 is estimated to be 5.86 million, covers country area of 42,933 sq km (16,577 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-thirteenth populous country in the world, capital of Denmark is Copenhagen and most popular cities are Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Esbjerg, Randers, Kolding, Horsens, Vejle, Roskilde and Denmark country code is DNK. Copenhagen metropolitan area is the most populous city of Denmark with more than 2 million people.


Denmark population in 1960 is 4,579,603, by 1970 the population is increased by 349,154 totaling to 4,928,757, by 1980 the population is increased to 5,123,027, and by 1990 the total increase of 5,140,939 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 5,140,939. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 5,339,616, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Denmark increase by 208,067 with a change of 3.90 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 283,721 with a change of 5.11 percent and make up to 5,831,404. Denmark population in 2021 is estimated to be 5.84 million.

From 2007, Denmark was divided into 5 regions and 99 municipalities., and further divided into 11 provinces. The provinces Copenhagen City, Copenhagen Surroundings, North Zealand and East Zealand together comprise the Copenhagen metropolitan area.

Provinces2021 Q12021 Q22021 Q32021 Q4
Province Byen København550,504550,804550,938552,651
Province Københavns omegn465,887466,280468,041469,058
Province Nordsjælland39,66039,74239,82839,704
Province Bornholm252,492252,687253,321253,842
Province Østsjælland586,348586,932588,358588,839
Province Vest- og Sydsjælland499,419499,366499,676501,227
Province Fyn724,215724,734725,359725,571
Province Sydjylland903,974905,059906,998912,252
Province Østjylland428,074428,186428,291427,869
Province Vestjylland590,439590,322590,403591,724
Province Nordjylland5,840,0455,843,3475,850,1895,867,412
All Denmark799,033799,235798,976804,675

Population projections202120222030204020502060
Persons of danish origin5,022,6075,029,3705,078,5855,112,9875,096,3495,106,663
Immigrants from western countries260,304262,982315,048353,524379,197398,565
Immigrants from non-western countries357,465358,843385,434400,507401,535392,401
Descendants from western countries34,49436,57157,63888,414122,349158,939
Descendants from non-western countries165,174170,081207,519253,321298,382340,419

Source : worldbank

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