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Det Centrale Personregister (Civil Registration System), short CPR is a Danish
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 nationwide centralised register of personal information.

Established in 1968, the register contains information concerning the name, address, Danish personal identification number
Personal identification number (Denmark)
The Danish Personal Identification number is a national identification number, which is part of the personal information stored in the Civil Registration System ....

, date and place of birth, citizenship and other associated information. Virtually every government agency in Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 receives information about a person from this database.

The register is housed by CPR-Kontoret
CPR-Kontoret
CPR-Kontoret , is the Danish government agency that houses Det Centrale Personregister. It was established in 1968.Among other things, it is responsible for ensuring that every person registered as a citizen of Denmark receives a personal identification number.It is a department of "3...

(literally "The CPR Office"), which is responsible for maintaining and developing the database and communicating data to government agencies, as well as to authorised private companies.

Every person registered in this database can request a free printout of his or her record.

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