::Unity of the Realm



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The Unity of the Realma
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The Unity of the Realm on the Globe. (dark green)
The Unity of the Realm on the Globe. (dark green)
Clockwise from bottom right (sizes not to scale):Maps of Denmark (Northern Europe), Greenland (North Atlantic and Arctic) and the Faroe Islands (North Atlantic).
Clockwise from bottom right (sizes not to scale):
Maps of Denmark (Northern Europe), Greenland (North Atlantic and Arctic) and the Faroe Islands (North Atlantic).
Official languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Margrethe II
 -  Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen
 -  Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands Aksel V. Johannesen
 -  Prime Minister of Greenland Kim Kielsen
Legislature Folketing
 -  Faroese Home Rule 24 March 1948<ref name="Faroese home rule" /> 
 -  Greenlandic Home Rule Act 29 November 1978<ref name="Greenland" />(effective 1 May 1979) 
 -  Faroese takeover act (overtagelsesloven) 29 July 2005<ref name="Retsinformation">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Greenlandic self rule 21 June 2009 
 -  DenmarkUnknown extension tag "ref" 42,915.7 km2<ref>Statistics Denmark</ref> (130rd)
(16,562.1) sq mi
 -  Greenland {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}
 -  Faroe Islands {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}
 -  July 2015 estimate 5,678,348<ref name="pop1">July 2015 . Danish Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Interior</ref> (113th)
 -  Greenland 56,370<ref name="Greenland pop">"Greenland in Figures 2013," Statistics Greenland. Retrieved 2 September 2013</ref><ref name="pop est" group="N">2013 estimate</ref>
 -  Faroe Islands 49,709<ref name="faroes pop" /><ref name="pop est" group="N" />
 -  Density (Denmark) 131/km2
339.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $255.866 billion<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation


}}</ref><ref name="denonly" group="N">This data is for Denmark proper only. For data relevant to Greenland and the Faroe Islands see their respective articles.</ref> (52nd)
 -  Per capita $45,451<ref name=imf2/> (19th)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $297.359 billion<ref name=imf2/><ref name="denonly" group="N" /> (34th)
 -  Per capita $52,822<ref name=imf2/> (6th)
Gini (2012)negative increase 28.1<ref name=eurogini>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation


HDI (2013)Increase 0.900<ref name="HDI">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation


very high · 10th
Currency Danish kroneb (DKK)
Time zone CET{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}WET{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}WGT (UTC+1, +0, +0 to −4)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}WEST{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}WGST (UTC+2, +1, +1 to −3a)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY
Drives on the right
Calling code +45{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}+298{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}+299
Internet TLD .dk{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}.fo{{#invoke:String|rep| |3}}.gl
a. Also translated as "Community of the Realm" or "Commonwealth of the Realm"<ref name="commonwealth">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation


b. In the Faroe Islands the currency has a separate design and is known as the Faroese króna, but is not a separate currency.
c. ^ See time in Denmark for details about laws governing time zones in the Unity of the Realm.

The Danish Realm () or the unity of the Realm<ref name="unity of the realm">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> (; Faroese: ríkisfelagsskapurin{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Greenlandic: naalagaaffeqatigiit{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is an official term<ref name="unity of the realm" /><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> for the relations between Denmark proper and the two overseas constituent countries, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which collectively make up the Kingdom of Denmark.

The nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a unitary sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been integrated parts of the Kingdom of Denmark since the 18th century. However, due to their separate historical and cultural identities, these parts of the Realm have an extensive type of self-government and have assumed legislative and administrative responsibility in a substantial number of fields.<ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark are the responsibility of the Danish government. The Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979. Greenland received even greater powers in 2009 in the form of "self rule", thus leaving the Danish government with virtually no influence over Greenlandic internal affairs.

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