All facts about Government of Denmark

Government of Denmark

All facts about Government of Denmark.

  • Official country name:
                         Long form - Kingdom of Denmark
                         Short form - Denmark
                         Local long form - Kongeriget Daanmark
                         Local short form - Danmark
  • Government type: constitutional monarchy
  • Capital: Copenhagen
  • Administrative division: Metropolitan Denmark – 14 counties
    ( amter, singular – amt ) and 2 boroughs
    (amtskommuner, singular – amtskomunes ):
    Arhus, Bornholm, Fredericksberg, Frederiksborg, Fyn, Kobenhavn, Kobenhavns, Nordjylland, Ribe, Ringkøbing, Roskilde, Sonderjylland, Storstrom, Vejle, Vestsjalland, Viborg.
    Also Faroe Islands and Greenland, which are part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
    They are self-governing administrative divisions.
  • Danish National holidays: National day 5th June ( Constitutional Day ) Original constitution was created in 1849
    There was a major overhaul 5th June 1953 allowing for a unicameral legislature and a female chief of state.
  • Independence: Denmark first was organized as a unified state in 10th century and in 1849 became a constitutional monarchy.
  • Head of state: Queen MARGRETHE 2
    ( queen since 14 January 1972 )
    Heir Apparent Crown Prince FREDERIK, elder son of the monarch
    ( he was born 26 May 1968 ).
  • Head of government: Prime Minister ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN
    ( prime minister since 27 November 2001 )
  • Council of state: appointed by the monarch
  • Election: No elections, in Denmark the monarch is hereditary,
    Following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party of the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the monarch.
  • Judical Danish branch: Supreme Court
    (judges are appointed by the monarch for life ).
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