Denmark, Europe

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Number of Protected areas


161 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

100% Polygons

0% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 2
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

18.36% coverage

8,318 km2 Land Area Protected

45,314 km2 Total Land Area

35.5% with management effectiveness evaluation

2,953.217551 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

17.85% coverage

17,933 km2 Marine Area Protected

100,470 km2 Total Marine Area

18% 5th National Report Coverage

22.82% with management effectiveness evaluation

4,092.992 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
6 0.25
7 0.29
9 0.37
20 0.83
300 12.39
1425 58.86
468 19.33
36 1.49
150 6.2

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
2291 94.63
96 3.97
34 1.4

Related countries & territories

Child countries & territories

Name Code

International designations