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Denmark
Capital:
Copenhagen
Population:
5,413,392 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Government type:
constitutional monarchy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $167.2 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
2.756 million (2002)
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