Denmark is a country in Northern Europe. It is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries and is located southwest of Sweden and south of Norway. Denmark consists of the Jutland Peninsula and several islands in the Baltic Sea, including Zealand, Funen, and Bornholm. The country has a population of about 5.8 million people and its capital and largest city is Copenhagen. Denmark is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history and culture, and high quality of life. It is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Margrethe II as the head of state. The official language is Danish and the currency is the Danish krone.