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Denmark Population and Religion Percentage

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Denmark proper which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands. According to Statistics Denmark. the population of Denmark in 2022 is 5,873,420 (5.8 million or 58 Lakhs)

Estimated population of Denmark in 2024: 5.9 million or 59 Lakh

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Denmark Demographics

Denmark 2022
Total Population5,873,420
Global Rank115
Land Area 42,434 sq. km (16,384 sq. mi)
Area Rank130
Pop. Density137 people/sq. km
Capital CityCopenhagen
Fertility Rate* of Denmark 1.76
Infant mortality rate ** in Denmark 2.7
Median Age in Denmark  42.3 Years
Life Expectancy in Denmark 81.40 years
Urban Population of Denmark 88.2 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Denmark

Christianity is the majority religion in Denmark and 75.8% of the polish population identify themselves as Christians. Among Christians majority follows the Church of Denmark, which is an Evangelical-Lutheran Church. The rest of the population consists mainly of Catholics, Orthodox, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Other Christians.

Non-Christian faiths account for 5%, and the remaining 19.1 % are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Islam is the second largest religion in Denmark and is followed by 4.7% of the population. Other small religions practiced include Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Religion percentage in Denmark

  • Christianity – 75.8% 
    — 74.3% Church of Denmark
    — 1.5% Other Christian
  • No religion – 19.1% 
  • Islam – 4.4% 
  • Others – 0.7% 

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Top Cities in Denmark by Population
#CityRegionPopulation
1CopenhagenCapital Region12,80,371
2AarhusCentral Denmark2,64,716
3OdenseSouthern Denmark1,75,245
4AalborgNorth Denmark1,12,194
5Esbjerg Southern Denmark72,151
6RandersCentral Denmark62,342
7Kolding Southern Denmark59,712
8HorsensCentral Denmark57,517
9Vejle Southern Denmark54,862
10Roskilde Zealand50,046
Population of Denmark 2024 | Religion in Denmark