Copenhagen, is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,167,569 (2009) and a metropolitan population of 1,875,179 (2009).
Copenhagen is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager.
First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century and during the 17th century under the reign of Christian IV it became an important regional centre.
With the completion of the transnational Oresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region.
Within this region, Copenhagen and Malmö are in the process of growing into one common metropolitan area.
With around 2.7 million inhabitants within a 50 km radius, Copenhagen is one of the most densely populated areas in Northern Europe.
Copenhagen is the most visited city of the Nordic countries with 1.3 million international tourists in 2007.
Copenhagen is a major regional centre of culture, business, media, and science.
Life science, information technology and shipping are important sectors and research & development plays a major role in the city's economy.
Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure with the largest airport in Scandinavia located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, has made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters as well as conventions.
As a result, Copenhagen ranks 3rd in Western Europe and 1st in the Nordic countries for attracting head offices.
Since the turn of the millennium Copenhagen has seen a strong urban and cultural development and has been described as a boom town.
This is partly due to massive investments in cultural facilities as well as infrastructure and a new wave of successful designers, chefs and architects.
Coat of Arms
First mention: 11th century
City Status: 13th century
Government: - Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard (S) (November 2009)
Area: - Urban 455.61 km² (175.9 sq mi)
Population: (2009) - City 526,918 (10-01-2,009)
- Density 5,971/km² (15,464.8/sq mi)
- Urban 1,167,569 (01-01-2,009)
- Metro 1,892,233 ((10-01-2,009) 34 closest municipalities)
Time zone: CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Places of note in or near Copenhagen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Louisiana Modern Art Museum
The Little Mermaid
The Deer Park
People of note connected with Copenhagen
Hans Christian Andersen
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