General Information

Oficial Designation: Kingdom of DenmarkBandeira Dinamarca

Independency: Before VIII Century

Capital and Government Head-quarter: Copenhagen

Political System: Constitucional Monarchy

Queen: Margrethe II (since 14 January, 1972)

Prime Minister: Lars Løkke Rasmussen (since 28 June, 2015)

Area: 42.916 km2

Population: 5.627.235 (estimated 2014)

Demographic Density: 130,50 hab/km2

Main Religion: Cristianism: 83,71% (censo 2011)

Oficial Language: Danish

Currency: Crown/krone (DKK)

GDP at market prices (million €): 191 294 (2014)

GDP per capita: € 34,096 (2014)

Travellers Advices

Important note

The information presented does not have binding nature, they work only as information and advice, and are likely to change at any time. Neither the Portuguese Government nor the diplomatic and consular representations, shall be liable for damages to persons and / or property.
Main information
Denmark (official name - the Kingdom of Denmark) is a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Margrethe II as the current Sovereign.
Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland and about 406 islands, of which only 78 are inhabited. Of these, the largest and the most densely populated is Zealand Island, where is located the capital, Copenhagen.
Denmark has 7314 km of coastline. The highest point of the country is located just 170,68m above the sea level. No inhabitant of Denmark live more than 50km from the sea.
Denmark has close to 5.7 million inhabitants. Apart from Danish territory, the Kingdom of Denmark includes the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.
Time difference to Lisbon: + 1 hour.
Denmark is geographically located in northern Europe - between 54 and 58 north latitude and between 8 and 15 from east longitude - being hit by freezing temperatures especially in the months of December, January and February. Average temperatures are 16 degrees in summer and one degree in winter.
The official language is Danish, but the majority of the population dominates the English language.
Local currency / bank system
The official currency is the Danish krone (DKK). The banking system works well, with no problems in moving internationally accepted credit cards. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 16.00 (Thursdays closes at 18:00).
Entrace and permanency
The current system is the exemption of visas for Portuguese citizens. Foreigners with residence permit in Portugal also benefit from visa-free travel under the Schengen agreements. In both cases it is allowed to remain without a visa for a period of 3 months.
Safety conditions
Denmark is considered a safe country.
Copenhagen is referred to as one of the safest cities in the world with a low crime rate compared to other European capitals. However, every year, especially in summer, they are sent by the local police to the Embassy several stolen wallets, so visitors should not fail to take normal care when driving in a European metropolis, not leave valuables in view inside buses or hotel rooms. In the event of theft, in addition to immediate police involvement, it should be the communication of the event to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Copenhagen.
Other relevant information
- The emergency number is 112, whether it be police, fire or medical assistance;
- Internet page of Danish police:
Air transportation
There are daily international and domestic calls for large cities. Kastrup International Airport:
Road transportation
The road network is of good quality, with the use of the free motorway network. Buses:
Driving security
There are no risks to register remarkable, both in terms of road traffic or on other means of travel within the country.
Speed ​​limits
The legal speed limits are as follows, except in cases where the signal indicates smaller values:
- Motorways: 130 km / h;
- Outside the towns: 80 km / h;
- Within the towns: 50 km / h.
Train transportation
The rail network is regular, good quality and safety, existing daily connections, both rail and air to major cities.
- Railways Railways:
- Underground:
Sea transportation
- Homepage:
See website
The health network works well and there is no special protection need on endemic diseases and others.
EU rules are applied, advising travelers to carry the E111 form or the European Health Insurance Card.
Main Hospitals and Clinics addresses
- Rigshospitalet - Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Tel 35 45 35 45;.
- Bispebjerg Hospital - Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Tel 35 31 35 31;.
- Amagerhospital - Italiensvej 1, 2300 Copenhagen S, Tel 32 34 32 34..
- Odense Universitetshospital - Sdr. Boulebvard 29, 5000 Odense C, Tel. 66 11 33 33;
- Aarhus Kommunehospital - Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Tel 78 45 00 00.;
- Aalborgsygehus - Hobrovej 18, 9000 Aalborg, Tel 99 32 11 11;.
Look for the sign in Danish "Apotek" (normal hours - 09:00 to 17:30).
There are two pharmacies in Copenhagen service for 24 hours:
- Sondebroapotek: Amagerbrogade 158, 2300 Copenhagen S - Tel 32580140;.
- Steno Apotek: Vesterbrogade 6C, 1620 Copenhagen V - Tel 33,148,266..
The telephone network works well and there are no impediments to the use of mobile phones. There are four national operators (Telia, Telenor, TDC, 3).
Useful information
- Portal of Denmark:
- Work in Denmark:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Asiatisk Plads 2, DK 1448 Copenhagen K - Tel 0045 33,920,000 - (website:. - Email:
Portugals Honorary Consulate in Faroe Islands:
 Address: PO Box Advokatskrivstovan Frúutroö 4. 6. FO - 110 Torshavn
- Phone: 00298 353335
- Fax: 00298 353336
- Email address:
- Honorary Consul: Jógvan E. Winther Poulsen
- Depending on the Embassy of Portugal in Copenhagen
Addresses of foreign representations (diplomatic and consular) in Portugal:
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