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Denmark faces environmental concerns in the forms of air pollution and pollution related to its agricultural industry.1 Transportation and energy industries rely almost entirely on the use of fossil fuels, which are unsustainable sources of fuel and emit pollutants that are harmful to the environment.2 Furthermore, intensive land use has put substantial pressure on the local environment.3 Denmark has a national plan to help combat the effects of climate change on their environment and on citizenâ's livelihoods.4 The plan is titled “Energy Strategy 2050,” and it lays out how Denmark will reduce its impact on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions by ending their dependence on coal, oil, and gas.5

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1 http://www.oecd.org/env/country-reviews/2447500.pdf
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.kebmin.dk/node/845
5 Ibid
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Geography

Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes several major islands (Sjaelland, Fyn, and Bornholm)
Area

Total 43,094 sq km
Land 42,434 sq km
Water 660 sq km

***NOTE*** includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland
Climate

temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand ;
Natural Hazards

flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution, principally from vehicle and power plant emissions; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea; drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides

Demographics

Nationality
Danish
Population
5,556,452 (July 2013 est.)
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This thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU); Danish legislation and regulations conform to EU standards on almost all issues. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the Danish economy is characterized by extensive government welfare measures and an equitable distribution of income. Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus but depends on imports of raw materials for the ...See More manufacturing sector. Within the EU, Denmark is among the strongest supporters of trade liberalization. After a long consumption-driven upswing, Denmark's economy began slowing in 2007 with the end of a housing boom. Housing prices dropped markedly in 2008-09 and, following a short respite in 2010, has since continued to decline. The global financial crisis has exacerbated this cyclical slowdown through increased borrowing costs and lower export demand, consumer confidence, and investment. The global financial crisis cut Danish real GDP in 2008-09. Denmark made a modest recovery in 2010 with real GDP growth of 1.3%, in part because of increased government spending; however, the country experienced a technical recession in late 2010-early 2011. Historically low levels of unemployment rose sharply with the recession and have remained at about 6% in 2010-12, based on the national measure, about two-thirds average EU unemployment. An impending decline in the ratio of workers to retirees will be a major long-term issue. Denmark maintained a healthy budget surplus for many years up to 2008, but the budget balance swung into deficit in 2009. In spite of the deficits, the new coalition government delivered a modest stimulus to the economy in 2012. Nonetheless, Denmark's fiscal position remains among the strongest in the EU with public debt at about 45% of GDP in 2012. Despite previously meeting the criteria to join the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), so far Denmark has decided not to join, although the Danish krone remains pegged to the euro. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$213.6 billion (2012 est.); $214.8 billion (2011 est.); $212.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 22.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets; pork, dairy products; fish
Industries

iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment