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København
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Location in Denmark Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, but may also refer to: Copenhagen (play), a play by Michael Frayn Copenhagen, Louisiana, a community in the USA Copenhagen interpretation, a theory of quantum physics Copenhagen tobacco, a brand of tobacco Copenhagen criteria, a list of requirements required to join the European Union... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 502 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (912 × 1089 pixel, file size: 2. ... Coat of arms of Copenhagen. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Area
 - Municipal 88.25 km²
 - Capital region 2673 km²
Population (2008-01-01)
 - Municipal 503,861
 - City 1,145,804
 - Metropolitan Area(Central Øresund Region) 2,812,977
 - Density (city/met/region/region+) 5777/1947/812/686/km²
Additional information
Time zone Central European: UTC+1
Latitude
Longitude
55°43' N
12°34' E

Copenhagen (IPA: /ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən, ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən, ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən, ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən/; Danish: IPA[kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn, kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn]) is the capital and largest city of Denmark. It is situated on the Zealand and Amager Islands and is separated from Malmö, Sweden by the strait of Øresund. This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... ... Image File history File links Da-København. ... Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark. ... Amager is a Danish island in the Øresund. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Northern Öresund Oresund (Öresund in Swedish or Øresund in Danish) or The Sound, is the strait that separates Zealand from Scania, and thereby Denmark from Sweden. ...


With the completion of the transnational Oresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are connected by a car/rail link and are in the process of integrating their labour markets, resulting in the number of commuters from both sides growing annually. The Oresund Bridge (Danish Øresundsbroen, Swedish Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name Øresundsbron) is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the Oresund strait. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ...


In 2008, the magazine Monocle listed Copenhagen first in their Top 20 Most Livable Cities Chart[1], and gave the city the special award as "Best Design City". In addition, it has also been classified as a GaWC Cultural World City, while it is 3rd in Western Europe in the rivalry over regional headquarters and distribution centers, only surpassed by London and Paris.[2] “World city” redirects here. ...


The original designation for the city, from which the contemporary Danish name is derived, was Køpmannæhafn, "merchants' harbor". The English name for the city is derived from its Low German name, Kopenhagen. The element hafnium is named after the city's Latin name, Hafnia[3]. Low German (also called Niederdeutsch, Plattdeutsch or Plattdüütsch) is a name for the regional language varieties of the West Germanic languages spoken mainly in Northern Germany where it is officially called Niederdeutsch (Low German), and in Eastern Netherlands where it is officially called Nedersaksisch (Low Saxon). Low refers to... General Name, Symbol, Number hafnium, Hf, 72 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 4, 6, d Appearance grey steel Standard atomic weight 178. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...

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Copenhagen municipalities

The conurbation of Copenhagen consists of several municipalities. The central and largest is Copenhagen municipality, the second largest is Frederiksberg municipality which is an enclave inside Copenhagen municipality. Both are contained in the larger Copenhagen Capital Region, which contains most of the Copenhagen metropolitan area. A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... Copenhagen ( (help·info) IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... Denmark Hillerød Copenhagen 29  - Albertslund  - Allerød  - Ballerup  - Bornholm  - Brøndby  - Copenhagen  - Dragør  - Egedal  - Fredensborg  - Frederiksberg  - Frederikssund  - Frederiksværk-Hundested  - Furesø  - Gentofte  - Gladsaxe  - Glostrup  - Gribskov  - Helsingør  - Herlev  - Hillerød  - Hvidovre  - Høje-Taastrup  - Hørsholm  - Ishøj  - Lyngby-Taarbæk  - Rudersdal  - Rødovre  - TÃ¥rnby  - Vallensbæk...


Previously, the areas of Frederiksberg, Gentofte and Copenhagen municipalities have been used to define the city of Copenhagen. This definition is now obsolete. To meet statistical needs after the latest municipal reform, which took place in the beginning of 2007, an effort has been made to work out definitions of lands (landsdele) in Denmark. A land is basically a geographical and statistical definition, and the area is not considered to be an administrative unit. The land of Copenhagen City includes the municipalities of Copenhagen, Dragør, Frederiksberg and Tårnby, with a total population of 656,582 in the beginning of 2008.[4][5] Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... Gentofte is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... TÃ¥rnby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Amager just east of Zealand. ...


Copenhagen and Frederiksberg were two of the three last Danish municipalities not belonging to a county. On 1 January 2007, the municipalities lost their county privileges and became part of Copenhagen Capital Region. Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner): Copenhagen County comprise the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen, except Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg Municipality. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Denmark Hillerød Copenhagen 29  - Albertslund  - Allerød  - Ballerup  - Bornholm  - Brøndby  - Copenhagen  - Dragør  - Egedal  - Fredensborg  - Frederiksberg  - Frederikssund  - Frederiksværk-Hundested  - Furesø  - Gentofte  - Gladsaxe  - Glostrup  - Gribskov  - Helsingør  - Herlev  - Hillerød  - Hvidovre  - Høje-Taastrup  - Hørsholm  - Ishøj  - Lyngby-Taarbæk  - Rudersdal  - Rødovre  - TÃ¥rnby  - Vallensbæk...

Nørrebro seen from "Søerne"
Nørrebro seen from "Søerne"

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History

Main article: History of Copenhagen

From the Viking Age there was a fishing village by the name of "Havn" (harbour) at the site. From the middle of the 12th century it grew in importance after coming into the possession of the Bishop Absalon, who fortified it in 1167, the year traditionally marking the foundation of Copenhagen. The excellent harbour encouraged Copenhagen's growth until it became an important centre of commerce (hence its name - the first part of the word denoting commerce in Danish language). It was repeatedly attacked by the Hanseatic League as the Germans took notice. In 1254, it received its charter as a city under Bishop Jakob Erlandsen. The history of Copenhagen is mostly synonymous with the history of Denmark, for its growth as a major centre for trade runs concurrent with Denmarks growth as a world power. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... Statue of Absalon in Copenhagen Absalon (c. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Jakob Erlandsen (? - February 18, 1274) was a Danish Archbishop 1254-1274 and the central character of the first great church conflict in Denmark. ...

Copenhagen c. 1895
Copenhagen c. 1895

During 1658-59 it withstood a severe siege by the Swedes under Charles X and successfully repelled a major assault. In 1801 a British fleet under Admiral Parker fought a major battle, the Battle of Copenhagen, with the Danish navy in Copenhagen harbour. It was during this battle Lord Nelson famously "put the telescope to the blind eye" in order not to see Admiral Parker's signal to cease fire. When a British expeditionary force bombarded Copenhagen in 1807, to gain control of the Danish navy, the city suffered great damage and hundreds of people were killed. The reason why the devastation was so great was that Copenhagen relied on an old defence-line rendered virtually useless by the increase in shooting range available to the British. But not until the 1850s were the ramparts of the city opened to allow new housing to be built around the lakes ("Søerne") which bordered the old defence system to the west. This dramatic increase of space was long overdue, not only because the old ramparts were out of date as a defence system, but also because of bad sanitation in the old city. Before the opening, Copenhagen Center was inhabited by approximately 125,000 people, peaking in the census of 1870 (140,000); today the figure is around 25,000. In 1901, Copenhagen expanded further, incorporating communities with 40,000 people, and in the process making Frederiksberg an enclave within Copenhagen. Download high resolution version (1024x748, 225 KB)from German wiki; originally from Library of Congress, This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1024x748, 225 KB)from German wiki; originally from Library of Congress, This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Charles X or Karl X Gustav (1622 – 1660), king of Sweden, son of John Casimir, Margrave of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, and Catherine, sister of Gustavus Adolphus, was born at the Castle of Nyköping on November 8, 1622. ... The Battle of Copenhagen The Battle of Copenhagen (Danish: Slaget på Reden) was a naval battle fought on 2 April 1801 by a British fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, against a Danish fleet anchored just off Copenhagen. ... Lord Nelson Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander. ... Combatants United Kingdom Denmark Commanders James Gambier Ernst Peymann Casualties 42 killed, 145 wounded, 24 missing[1] 5,000 soldiers and militia[1] The Second Battle of Copenhagen, (16 August - 5 September 1807) was a British attack on the civilian population of Copenhagen in order to seize the Danish fleet. ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


During World War II, Copenhagen was occupied by German troops along with the rest of the country from 9 April 1940 until 4 May 1945. In August 1943, when the government's collaboration with the occupation forces collapsed, several ships were sunk in Copenhagen Harbour by the Royal Danish Navy to prevent them being used by the Germans. The city has grown greatly since the war, in the seventies using the so-called five-finger-plan of commuter trainlines to surrounding towns and suburbs. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Headquarters of the Schalburgkorps, a Danish SS unit, after 1943. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...

Kongens Nytorv in the wintertime
Kongens Nytorv in the wintertime

Since the summer 2000, the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö have been connected by a toll bridge/tunnel (Øresund Bridge), which allows both rail and road passengers to cross. As a result, Copenhagen has become the centre of a larger metropolitan area which spans both nations. The construction of the bridge has led to a large number of changes to the public transportation system and the extensive redevelopment of Amager, south of the main city. Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen, photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth, released under GNU File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen, photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth, released under GNU File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kongens Nytorv Kongens Nytorv (Kings New Square) is a square in central Copenhagen at one end of Strøget. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... This article is about the structure. ... The Oresund Bridge (Danish Øresundsbroen, Swedish Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name Øresundsbron) is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the Oresund strait. ...

Nyhavn Nyhavn Nyhavn Nyhavn by night Nyhavn (lit. ...

Copenhagen in the future

Copenhagen is known as a low-rise city with its old beautiful buildings. But this is going to change. Many modern buildings will be built in the coming years. Some examples:


The Marble Pier The upcoming high-rise area in Copenhagen, The Marble Pier, where UN headquarters in Denmark, hotel, offices etc. will be placed. Tallest building 144 m. This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...


Our City Carlsberg's upcoming building project. Expected to start in 2010 and end in 2029, with an estimated cost of over 2,8 billion Euro.


DI new HQ DI (Dansk Industri) will in 2009/2010 restore and modernise their current HQ. The building will give Rådhuspladsen a more modern and futuristic look. The Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) (Danish: Dansk Industri) is a major private trade organization funded, owned and managed entirely by currently about 6. ... RÃ¥dhuspladsen is a square at the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. ...


Copenhagen Towers Crowne Plaza/Office Towers. Expected to complete in 2009. Just in time for the global climate conference held by UN This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...


Ørestad Business Center Ørestad station for regional trains and the Metro (2001). ...


Bella Center Hotel


Fields Tårn


Location

Copenhagen is located on the eastern shore of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) and partly on the island of Amager. Copenhagen faces the Øresund to the east, the strait of water that separates Denmark from Sweden, and that connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. On the Swedish side of the sound directly across from Copenhagen, lie the towns of Malmö and Landskrona. Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark. ... Amager is a Danish island in the Øresund. ... Denmark (red) / south Sweden (yellow), connected with the Oresund Bridge. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... The old water tower in Landskrona is perhaps the local landmark and can be seen from far away Landskrona is a city in southernmost Sweden with some 27,000 inhabitants. ...


Copenhagen is also a part of the Øresund region, which consists of the eastern part of Zealand in Denmark and the western part of Scania in Sweden. Northern Öresund Oresund (Öresund in Swedish or Øresund in Danish) or The Sound, is the strait that separates Zealand from Scania, and thereby Denmark from Sweden. ... The Flag of SkÃ¥ne SkÃ¥ne ( , also known as Scania in English) is the southernmost historical province (landskap) and county (Län) of Sweden. ...


Boroughs and Areas

Copenhagen consists of a number of boroughs and areas, including

The term bro in the names Østerbro, Nørrebro, and Vesterbro should not be confused with the Danish word for bridge, which is also 'bro'. The term is thought to be an abbreviation or short form of the Danish word brolagt meaning paved referring to the roads paved with cobblestones leading to the city's former gates - Østerport, Nørreport, and Vesterport - around which these boroughs grew. Thus the names could roughly be translated as Eastern, Northern, and Western Paved (Road), respectively. The lakes in central Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Østerbro is the common name for an area in Copenhagen, Denmark located beyond the historic city center (the Indre By), and beyond the location of the old Eastern Gate (Østerport), which was near the current Østerport Train Station until dismantled in 1856. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Valby is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Kongens Enghave is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... The Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelser Kirke) in the Christianshavn city district, Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Nickname: Country Denmark Region Hovedstaden City Copenhagen Squatted 1971 Legalized 1995 Government  - Type Consensus democracy Area  - Land 0. ... Sundbyvester is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Sundbyøster is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Ørestad station for regional trains and the Metro (2001). ... Islands Brygge seen from Langebro in southern direction Islands Brygge is the name of an area in Copenhagen, Denmark, named after the prominent water-side road of the same name. ... Brønshøj-Husum is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Bispebjerg is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Vestamager is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Vanløse is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts (bydele) comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... An abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. ...


Today the names Østerport, Nørreport, and Vesterport all refer to train stations located on the railroad that was built where the city-walls used to be. This is the border between the medieval town and the rest of Indre By. The front of Østerport station A DSB Litra train set at Østerport station Østerport station is a railway station in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Nørreport (Port to the North) is the most busy train station in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Vesterport station Vesterport station is a train station in the city centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... The lakes in central Copenhagen, Denmark. ...


Outer suburbs

Transport Mostly all of Copenhagen's suburbs are linked to central Copenhagen by highways. Lately many of these highways have been widened with 2 or 3 lanes, beacause of the heavily increasing rush-hour traffic. The S-Train also connects almost all the suburbs of Copenhagen. There have been suggestions of a new plan for a tram line running from the northern to the southern suburbs. Ideas that some of the new Metro lines should be running to some of the inner-suburbs, have been suggested as well. Mainly those which are not connected by S-Train. The S-Train (S-tog) network is the commuter train network of Metropolitan Copenhagen, Denmark. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... The S-Train (S-tog) network is the commuter train network of Metropolitan Copenhagen, Denmark. ...


Northern suburbs

Some of these suburbs are spoken of as "The Whiskey Belt" because most families have a high income. Especially along the Strandvejen (Beach Road), where mostly owners of private enterprises live. Approx. 200,000 people live in the northern suburbs. Kongens Lyngby (shortform Kgs. ... Hørsholm is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Søllerød municipality Town Hall (RÃ¥dhus) in Holte, Denmark . ... Gentofte is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Charlottenlund Slot is a palace near Copenhagen in Denmark. ... Virum is located north of Lyngby and is comprised of mostly sleepy residential areas. ... The fourth book in Jo Nesbøs crime novel series about the Norwegian police officer Harry Hole. ... Vedbæk is a small town in the municipality of Rudersdal (formerly Søllerød), Denmark. ... Holte is a town in the municipality of Søllerød, Denmark. ... Birkerød is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ...


North-Western suburbs

  • Værløse
  • Farum
  • Bagsværd
  • Buddinge
  • Tingbjerg
  • Mørkhøj
  • Søborg
  • Vangede
  • Gladsaxe
  • Høje-Gladsaxe (Gladsaxe Heights)
  • Hareskovby

These suburbs are mostly middle-class suburban. Mostly covered by single-family houses and in some areas housing projects. These suburbs are typically sleepy-towns with not much cultural life and mostly all shops closing at 6pm. Some of the areas have 65% or more percent of immigrants, while other areas, only have 5-6% immigrants or people with foreign-background. Approx. the north-western suburbs has 98,000 inhabitants Værløse is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Farum church Farum is a town in the northeast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark, 20 km northwest of Copenhagen. ... The ruins of Søborg Castle. ... Gladsaxe is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Hareskovby, or Hareskov By, is a small town within the municipality of Furesø, on the island of Seeland, Denmark. ...


Western suburbs

Most of these suburbs have many industrial zones and low income shops along the main roads, especially along Roskildevej. The suburbs' inhabitants live in either single-family houses and high-rise housing projects as in Brøndby and in Rødovre which also houses a high number of immigrants. In Albertslund you find Denmark's largest concrete low-rise housing project. Approx. 294,000 people live in the westerne suburbs. Herlev is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Ballerup is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Skovlunde is a town in Ballerup, Denmark. ... Rødovre is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand, at 55°41′ N 12°27′ E. The municipality covers an area of 12 km², and has a total population of 36,317. ... Glostrup is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Brøndby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Albertslund is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Location in Denmark Image:HT-logo. ... Location in Denmark Høje-Taastrup is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... The Kalerup Stone in Hedehusene; and in the background, the Hedehusene school Hedehusene is a town in Denmark located between Copenhagen and Roskilde. ... Brøndby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Rødovre is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand, at 55°41′ N 12°27′ E. The municipality covers an area of 12 km², and has a total population of 36,317. ... Albertslund is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ...


South-Western suburbs

The suburbs closest to Copenhagen City are dominated by large housing projects/concrete suburb. This is mostly middle and low-income areas. The more distant suburbs consist mainly of single-family houses. The south-western suburbs of Copenhagen have a sizeable number of first and second generation immigrants. The south-western suburbs have approximately 200,000 inhabitants. Location in Denmark Hvidovre is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden near Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Vallensbæk is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Location in Denmark Ishøj is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Greve is any of the following: Greve municipality, in Roskilde (county) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark Greve station, one of the railway stations in the Danish municipality Greve in Chianti, a town in Tuscany, Italy, at the center of the Chianti wine region Danish, Norwegian and... Solrød is a municipality in east Denmark, in the county of Roskilde on the island of Zealand. ... Køge in Winter Køge is a municipality in east Denmark, in the county of Roskilde on the peninsula of Zealand. ...


Amager Island suburbs

The coastal town Dragør can be counted as a suburb because of the short distance to Copenhagen. But most people living in Dragør feel that they are distant or disconnected from the people of Copenhagen because of a difference in lifestyles. Dragør also has a lot of old houses, that makes Dragør look like a village town. Kastrup is the most "visited" suburb of Copenhagen simply because The Copenhagen Airport resides here, most of the houses in Kastrup are primarily single-family houses and low-rise. Tårnby has one small housing project, and in the southern part of the suburb, roads are named after African countries. Only about 53,000 people live in the Amager suburbs (suburbs: South-East). Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, located 8 km south of the city center on the island Amager. ... TÃ¥rnby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Amager just east of Zealand. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, located 8 km south of the city center on the island Amager. ... Copenhagen Airport (Danish: , Swedish: ) (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, though also serving Malmö, Sweden. ... Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, located 8 km south of the city center on the island Amager. ... TÃ¥rnby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Amager just east of Zealand. ...


Population

Since the exact city-limits of Copenhagen are poorly defined, the population numbers are somewhat abstract. Statistics Denmark uses a measure of the contiguously built-up urban area of Copenhagen, this means the number of communities included in this statistical abstract has changed several times, in the abstracts latest edition with slightly more than 1.1 million (1,145,804 (2007)) inhabitants. This number is not af strict result of the commonly-used measuring methods of 200 meters of continuously build-up area, as there are exceptions to the general rule in the suburbs of Dragør, Taastrup, Birkerød, Hørsholm and Farum. Statistics Denmark has never stated the geographical area of urban Copenhagen. However we know it consists of Copenhagen Municipality, Frederiksberg and 16 of the 20 municipalities in the old counties Copenhagen and Roskilde, though 5 of them only partially[6]. Statistics Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Statistik) is a Danish governmental organization under the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs. ... A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... Location in Denmark Image:HT-logo. ... Birkerød is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Hørsholm is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Farum church Farum is a town in the northeast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark, 20 km northwest of Copenhagen. ... Copenhagen ( (help·info) IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... Københavns Amt (English: Copenhagen County) is a county in eastern Denmark, located on the island of Zealand, covering the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen except Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. ... Roskildes Amt (English Roskilde County) is a county (Danish, amt) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ...


Statistics Denmark has worked out definitions of so-called lands (landsdele), a definition used to meet statistical needs on a lower level than regions. From this, the land of Copenhagen city (København by) is defined by the municipalities of Copenhagen, Dragør, Frederiksberg and Tårnby, with a total population of 656,582 in the beginning of 2008.[4][5] The surroundings of Copenhagen is defined by another land, Copenhagen suburban (Københavns omegn), which includes the municipalities of Albertslund, Ballerup, Brøndby, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Glostrup, Herlev, Hvidovre, Høje-Taastrup, Ishøj, Lyngby-Taarbæk, Rødovre and Vallensbæk, and with a total population of 504,481 (January 1 2008).[4][5] This gives a total population of 1,161,063 for these two lands together. The lands of Copenhagen city and Copenhagen suburban can together be used as a definition of the metropolitan area, although perhaps a somewhat narrow one. A narrow street in Dragør The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amagers historic old town of Dragør. ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... TÃ¥rnby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Amager just east of Zealand. ... Albertslund is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Ballerup is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Brøndby is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Gentofte is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Gladsaxe is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Glostrup is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Herlev is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Location in Denmark Hvidovre is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden near Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Location in Denmark Høje-Taastrup is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Location in Denmark Ishøj is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Lyngby-Taarbæk (usually not written as Lyngby-TÃ¥rbæk) is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... Rødovre is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand, at 55°41′ N 12°27′ E. The municipality covers an area of 12 km², and has a total population of 36,317. ... Vallensbæk is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ...


From 1 January 2008 the population of the 33 municipalities closest to and including the municipality of Copenhagen is 1,835,371.[7] Land area: 2,673 km² (1,032 sq mi). (Copenhagen Region - Bornholm + East Zealand). Water area: 105 km² (40.5 sq mi).[8] Thus, the region comprises 6.3% of the land area of Denmark, but has 33.5% of Denmark's population. This gives a total of 686 inhabitants per km² or 1,776 per square mile for the region. This compares with a population density in the rest of the country of approximately 90 per km² or around 230 per square mile. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


A high-ranking civil servant of the Interior Ministry, Henning Strøm, who was involved in (i.e. known as "the Father of") a past municipal reform, which took effect on 1 April 1970, said on television, broadcast in connection with the recent Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), that Copenhagen municipality would encompass an area with 1.5 million inhabitants, if the principles of the 1970 municipal reform were also applied on Copenhagen municipality.[9] In other words: in the rest of Denmark the city occupies only part of the municipality, but in Copenhagen the municipality of Copenhagen occupies only part of the city of Copenhagen. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner). ...


Recreation and Culture

Music and entertainment

Copenhagen Opera House
Copenhagen Opera House

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in summer, is a popular annual event that is the result of a significant jazz scene having existed for many years. It developed when a number of American jazz musicians such as Ben Webster, Thad Jones, Richard Boone, Ernie Wilkins, Kenny Drew, Ed Thigpen, Bob Rockwell and others such as rock guitarist Link Wray came to live in Copenhagen during the 1960s. Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an annual Jazz event held in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A jazz musician is someone who plays or sings jazz music. ... Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909–September 20, 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Thad Jones Thaddeus Joseph Jones (March 28, 1923 - August 21, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter. ... Richard Bently Boone (February 24, 1930 – February 8, 1999) was an American jazz musician and scat singer. ... Kenneth Sidney (Kenny) Drew (August 28, 1928 - August 4, 1993) was an American jazz pianist from New York City. ... Edmund Leonard (Ed) Thigpen (born December 28, 1930) is an American jazz drummer. ... Link Wray and His Ray Mens The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967 Fred Lincoln Link Wray Jr (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was an American rock and roll guitar player most noted for pioneering a new sound for electric guitars in his hit 1958 instrumental Rumble, by Link...


Recently, the Hafnia Chamber Orchestra has been added to the cultural platform of Copenhagen. Established by the talented conductor Simon Casali-Krzentowski in 2001, the Hafnia Chamber Orchestra strives to bring Danish composers to a wider audience.


For free entertainment one can stroll along Strøget, especially between Nytorv and Højbro Plads, which in the late afternoon and evening is a bit like an impromptu three-ring circus with musicians, magicians, jugglers and other street performers. A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Strøget - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Nytorv (New Square) is a square adjacent to Gammeltorv in the middle of the pedestrian Strøget in central Copenhagen. ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In its general sense, juggling can refer to all forms of artful or skillful object manipulation. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ...


Sports

Copenhagen has a wide variety of sport teams. The football team, FC København, are based in Copenhagen. FC København plays at Parken in Østerbro, Copenhagen. Notable Copenhagen teams playing at the second highest level in Danish football (the Danish 1st Division) include AB, HIK, Frem, Brønshøj, Fremad Amager and Skjold. Soccer redirects here. ... FC København is a Danish football team, playing in Copenhagen, and is now a part of Parken Sport & Entertainment. ... Parken Stadium (English: the Park) is a football stadium in the Indre Østerbro (Inner Østerbro) district of Copenhagen, Denmark, built from 1990-1992. ... The 1st Division (or the Viasat Sport Division for sponsorship reasons) is the second best Danish football league, just after the Super League. ... Akademisk Boldklub or AB is a Danish football club from Copenhagen. ... Hellerup IK or HIK is a Danish sport club from Hellerup, Copenhagen. ... Boldklubben Frem (also known as Frem, BK Frem or BK Frem Copenhagen) are a Danish sports club based in the district of Valby, in Copenhagen. ... Brønshøj Boldklub is a Danish football club, currently playing in the Danish 1st Division. ...


Copenhagen also has three ice hockey teams: Rødovre Mighty Bulls, Herlev Hornets and Nordsjælland Cobras. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Herlev Hornets are a Danish professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league Oddset Ligaen. ... The Nordsjælland Cobras are a Danish professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league Oddset Ligaen. ...


There are a lot of handball teams in Copenhagen. FC København owns both a women's and a men's team, which have the same name and logo. They were formerly known as FIF. Of other clubs playing in the "highest" leagues there are; Ajax Heroes, Ydun, and HIK (Hellerup). FC København is a Danish football team, playing in Copenhagen, and is now a part of Parken Sport & Entertainment. ...


Rugby union is also played in the Danish capital with teams such as CSR-Nanok, Copenhagen Scrum, Exiles, Froggies and Rugbyklubben Speed. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ...


The Danish Australian Football League, based in Copenhagen is the largest Australian rules football competition outside of the English speaking world. In 1989 Mick Sitch placed an ad in a newspaper asking if there were any interested parties who would like to meet him for an informal kick of the footy in fælledparken, a public park in Copenhagen. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of...


Copenhagen is also home to a number of Denmark's 40-odd cricket clubs. Although Denmark has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1966, the sport is not taught much in schools, and Danish cricket competes unfavourably with the much more widely followed sport of football for players, facilities, media attention and spectators. ICC logo The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for international Test match and One-day International cricket. ... The Danish cricket team is a national cricket team representing Denmark. ...


Copenhagen is also home to three prominent paintball teams, the Copenhagen Ducks, The Ugly Ducklings and the Copenhagen Berserks. Because of paintball's relative popularity in Scandinavia, these teams are well-known throughout the globe, despite Denmark's small size.[neutrality disputed] A woodsball player firing at opponents from behind cover. ... The Copenhagen Ducks are a professional paintball team based in Kobenhavn, Denmark. ...


The second World Outgames will take place in Copenhagen in 2009, after Berlin refused to stage them due to the continuing rivalry between the two gay sporting organisations.[citation needed] The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Cuisine

Copenhagen offers a great variety of fine restaurants and it is possible to find modest eateries with open sandwiches (called "smørrebrød"), which is the traditional and best known dish. Most restaurants, though, serve international dishes. For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... Danish cuisine, like that in the other Scandinavian countries (Sweden and Norway), as well as that of northern Germany, its neighbor to the south, is traditionally heavy and rich in fat, being predominated by carbohydrates, meat and fish. ...


The city boasts an impressive 11 Michelin star restaurants. Restaurant Noma (Nordisk Madhus) has currently been voted the 10th best restaurant in the world, and recently it received another Michelin star in addition with the one it already had received.[10] New York City 2006 First Michelin Red Guide for North America The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is a series of annual guide books published by Michelin for over a dozen countries. ... New York City 2006 First Michelin Red Guide for North America The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is a series of annual guide books published by Michelin for over a dozen countries. ...


Since the nineteen-eighties, immigration from the Pakistan, Middle East, Turkey and Arabian countries has introduced fast food dishes such as kebab and falafel, which have become as popular as more traditional Danish fast food.[citation needed] A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Left to right: Chenjeh Kabab, Kabab Koobideh, Jujeh Kabab in an Afghan restaurant. ... This article is about the Middle Eastern food. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ...


Nature

Copenhagen and the surrounding counties have 3 beaches with a total of approx. 8km of sandy beaches within 30 minutes bicycling from the city centre. This includes Amager Strandpark, a 2 km long artificial island which opened in 2005 and is located just 15 minutes by bicycle from the city centre.


Economy

Copenhagen is a center for business and science, not only in Denmark, but also in the Oresund Region and Scandinavia. Thus the Copenhagen Capital Region had both the highest GDP per capita and economic growth in the whole of Denmark in 2005.[11] In a 2006 survey of the richest cities in the world, Copenhagen was ranked 9th, and along with the Norwegian capital Oslo the highest gross wages were paid in Copenhagen, but the high taxes mean that wages are reduced after mandatory deduction.[12] Furthermore, Copenhagen has in several surveys been ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the World.[13][14] In a newly released survey by the Swiss bank UBS AG, the second largest bank in Europe by market capitalisation, Copenhagen had the highest gross wages in the World[15], and the average wage earner in Copenhagen earned somewhat 40% more than the average person in New York, considering the 14 most prevalent crafts [16], but when considering the tax level and generel prices, Copenhagen drops down to a 6th place in the survey and in a calculation of the hourly domestic puchasing power, with the most common average expenses and rent included, Copenhagen only reaches a 16th place, behind cities such as Zurich, Munich and Oslo. The Oresund strait between Malmö and Copenhagen with Malmö in the front and the island of Amager and part of southern Copenhagen in the back. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Denmark Hillerød Copenhagen 29  - Albertslund  - Allerød  - Ballerup  - Bornholm  - Brøndby  - Copenhagen  - Dragør  - Egedal  - Fredensborg  - Frederiksberg  - Frederikssund  - Frederiksværk-Hundested  - Furesø  - Gentofte  - Gladsaxe  - Glostrup  - Gribskov  - Helsingør  - Herlev  - Hillerød  - Hvidovre  - Høje-Taastrup  - Hørsholm  - Ishøj  - Lyngby-Taarbæk  - Rudersdal  - Rødovre  - TÃ¥rnby  - Vallensbæk... GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... World GDP/capita changed very little for most of human history before the industrial revolution. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... -1... The UBS Tower in Chicago (photo by Krzysztof Makara) UBS AG (NYSE: UBS; SWX: UBSN; TYO: 8657) is a diversified global financial services company, with its main headquarters in Basel & Zürich, Switzerland. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, mkt. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ...


Several international companies have established their regional headquarters in Copenhagen, e.g. Microsoft. Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has their world headquarters in Copenhagen. A substantial number of Danish pharmaceuticals such as Novo Nordisk, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Bavarian Nordic also operate in the area, having placed their headquarters in or close to Copenhagen.[17] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group (Danish: A.P. Møller-Mærsk Gruppen) is an international business conglomerate involved in a variety of business sectors, primarily transportation. ... Novo Nordisk (OMX: NOVO B, NYSE: NVO) manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services. ... Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company that specializes on the development and marketing of peptides for the use in human medicine. ...


Science, Research and Education

Copenhagen is home to the oldest and largest university in Denmark, the University of Copenhagen founded in 1479. The University does renowned research within science, health, law, social sciences, theology and the humanities and forms part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), which is a collaboration between high-ranking universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley. The University attracts app. 1500 international and exchange students every year.[18] The city is also home to EQUIS accredited and high-ranked Copenhagen Business School. Main campus on Frue Plads. ... The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched in January 2006 as a leading co-operative network of 10 international research-intensive universities. ... Equis may refer to: European Quality Improvement System (or EQUIS) a school accreditation system without recognition from the US Department of Education or any foreign government oversight. ... Copenhagen Business School (Danish: Handelshøjskolen) was founded in 1917 in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...


Transport

The greater Copenhagen has a very well established transportation infrastructure making it a hub in Northern Europe. By a quality service of roads, railways, airports and harbours has earned Denmark a top ranking in the IMD’s World Competitiveness Yearbook and in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for several consecutive years [19]


Roads

Copenhagen has a large network of toll-free highways and public roads connecting different municipalities of the city together and to Northern Europe [19]. As in many other cities in Europe traffic is increasing in Copenhagen. The radial arterial roads and highways leading to the Copenhagen city center are critical congested during peak hours [20].


Cycling

The city's bicycle paths are extensive and well-used. Bicycle paths are often separated from the main traffic lanes and sometimes have their own signal systems. Copenhagen is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world,[21] with up to 32% of people commuting to work by bicycle [22] and is a center of bicycle culture. The city provides public bicycles which can be found throughout the downtown area and used with a returnable deposit of 20 kroner. This article or section should include material from Cycle path debate Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... Many cities contain subcultures of bicycle enthusiasts, including racers, bicycle messengers, bicycle transportation activists, mutant bicycle fabricators, bicycle mechanics, and cyclists who share an interest in peace and justice activism or various counter-culture groups. ... White bicycles for free use, in Hoge Veluwe national park, the Netherlands Community bicycle programs (also known as Yellow bicycle programs, White bicycle programs, bike sharing, public bike or free bike) are one variation on an international movement to provide environmentally friendly transportation options to citizens. ... ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands 1 Inflation 1. ...


Copenhagen's well-developed bicycle culture has given rise to the term 'copenhagenize'. This is the practice of other cities adopting Copenhagen-style bike lanes and bicycle infrastructure.


Harbour

The harbour of Copenhagen, since 2001 merged with Malmö to Copenhagen-Malmö Port, has several functions but its main function today is a major cruise destination.


Cruise Copenhagen Network was established in 1992 as a partnership between the Port of Copenhagen, the City of Copenhagen and 45 professional suppliers, in order to strengthen and develop Copenhagen as the most successful home port for cruises in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea. The trade magazine Dream World Cruise Destinations recently polled the cruise lines, who voted Copenhagen no. 1 in several categories: Most Responsive Port and Best Destination Experience for Independent Sightseeing. World Travel Awards has several years in a row awarded Copenhagen Port as the number one cruise destination in Europe as well as the best port in the world.[citation needed]


Airports

Copenhagen has two airports, Kastrup (the large international airport) and Roskilde Lufthavn (a smaller international and general aviation airport). Kastrup, also known as Copenhagen Airport, is Europe's 17th busiest airport and has four times won the award as being "The best airport in Europe", and two times as "The best airport in the world". Copenhagen Airport (Danish: , Swedish: ) (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, though also serving Malmö, Sweden. ...


Public transportation

Trains in Copenhagen outside one of Carlsberg's buildings
Trains in Copenhagen outside one of Carlsberg's buildings

The public transportation system of Copenhagen consists of commuter trains (called "S-trains" (S-tog)), buses, and a metro. The S-trains form the basis of the transportation network, stretching to most areas of metropolitan Copenhagen, with their main hub at Copenhagen Central Station (København H). Regional trains supplement the S-train services with lines extending further such as to the Copenhagen Airport, Elsinore, and Malmö. The Danish State Railways' Intercity network has its eastern terminus and main hub at Copenhagen, with most trains extending to Copenhagen Airport. Image File history File links Trains_in_Copenhagen. ... Image File history File links Trains_in_Copenhagen. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... The S-Train (S-tog) network is the commuter train network of Metropolitan Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Trafikselskabet Movia is the public transport agency that is responsible for buses and certain local railways in Copenhagen and the part of Denmark east of the Great Belt, covering the regions Sjælland and Hovedstaden, except for Bornholm. ... The Copenhagen Metro, known simply as the Metro, is a rail rapid transit system serving Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, Denmark. ... København H with a 2nd generation S-Train visible in the background Københavns HovedbanegÃ¥rd (Copenhagen Central Station), also called København H, is the largest train station in Denmark, placed in Copenhagen, with entrances to Bernstorffsgade (at Tivoli Gardens), BanegÃ¥rdspladsen and Reventlowsgade. ... Copenhagen Airport (Danish: , Swedish: ) (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, though also serving Malmö, Sweden. ... Kronborg Castle Helsingør , also known by its English anglo name Elsinore, is a city in Helsingør municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... DSB, an abbreviation of Danske Statsbaner (Danish State Railways), is the largest Danish train operating company. ...


The fare system is based on 95 zones covering the capital area. Tickets are transferable from one means of transport to another within a time limit. The more zones a ticket is valid for, the longer its time validity with a maximum of two hours. Discount cards (punch cards, klippekort) and period cards are available. Ticket prices are high and have increased substantially in recent years leading to a decrease in passenger numbers.[citation needed] In fact, the percentage of trips made on public transportation in Copenhagen is quite low by northern European standards.[citation needed]

Christiansborg Palace - home of the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, Office of the Prime Minister and official reception area of Queen Margrethe II
Christiansborg Palace - home of the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, Office of the Prime Minister and official reception area of Queen Margrethe II
Børsen - the former Stock Exchange building
Børsen - the former Stock Exchange building
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen harbor
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen harbor
Amalienborg Palace - home of the Danish royal family. The central building is the domed Marble Church located behind the palace complex
Amalienborg Palace - home of the Danish royal family. The central building is the domed Marble Church located behind the palace complex

Christiansborg Palace Christiansborg Palace Christiansborg Palace at night Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen is the home of Denmarks three supreme powers: the royal power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. ... The Folketing [], or Folketinget, is the national parliament of Denmark. ... Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1000 pixel, file size: 733 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1000 pixel, file size: 733 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Børsen (The Stock Exchange) is a building in Copenhagen built by Christian IV in 1620-1640. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 676 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A self-taken picture of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 676 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A self-taken picture of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. ... The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen A statue of The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour in Churchill Park. ... Image File history File links Copenhagen_amalienborg_seen_from_opera_house. ... Image File history File links Copenhagen_amalienborg_seen_from_opera_house. ... Amalienborg seen from the Copenhagen Operahouse. ... The Danish Royal Family includes The Queen of Denmark and her family. ... Front view of The Marble Church. ...

Places of note in or near Copenhagen

Amalienborg seen from the Copenhagen Operahouse. ... The Assistens Cemetery (Danish: Assistens KirkegÃ¥rd) is located in a large park in the Nørrebro section of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Arken Museum of Modern Art is a relatively new art museum near the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. ... Børsen (The Stock Exchange) is a building in Copenhagen built by Christian IV in 1620-1640. ... The Copenhagen Opera House 2005 The Copenhagen Opera House (in Danish usually called Operaen) is the national Opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. ... Danish Design Centre [1] is a museum in Copenhagen. ... Dyrehavsbakken (English, The Deer Garden Hill), referred to informally as Bakken (The Hill), is the worlds oldest, intact, still-surviving amusement park. ... Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen was built for the countrys three supreme powers: the royal power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. ... Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. ... Statens Museum for Kunst is the Danish national art museum situated in Copenhagen. ... Danmarks Nationalbank (English: National Bank of Denmark - in Danish often simply Nationalbanken) is the central bank of Denmark. ... Frederiksborg Palace Frederiksborg Palace, in Hillerød, was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV from 1602 to 1620 by the Dutch architects Hans and Lorents van Steenwinckel. ... Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark Hillerød is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County in the north part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Nickname: Country Denmark Region Hovedstaden City Copenhagen Squatted 1971 Legalized 1995 Government  - Type Consensus democracy Area  - Land 0. ... The Gefion fountain The Gefion fountain (Danish: Gefionspringvandet) is a large fountain on the harbour front in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Kastellet Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe[citation needed]. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram. ... Kronborg Castle as seen from the sea Kronborg Castle is situated near the town of Elsinore (Danish Helsingør) on the extreme tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Oresund (Danish Øresund), the sound between Denmark and Sweden. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Kronborg Castle Helsingør , also known by its English anglo name Elsinore, is a city in Helsingør municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen A statue of The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour in Churchill Park. ... Louisiana (outside) Louisiana (inside) The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located directly at the shore of the Øresund in Humlebæk about 35 kilometers north of Copenhagen in Denmark. ... Prinsens Palais in Copenhagen. ... The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Nyhavn Nyhavn Nyhavn Nyhavn by night Nyhavn (lit. ... Rosenborg Castle Rosenborg Castle is a small castle situated at the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. ... This article is about the town in Denmark. ... RundetÃ¥rn. ... Strøget - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Main campus on Frue Plads. ... Ungdomshuset as seen from the street Ungdomshuset (literally the Youth House) was the attributed name of a building located in Copenhagen on Jagtvej 69, Nørrebro, which functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying anarchist and leftist groups from 1982 until 2007. ...

Notable natives

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 – November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. ... Aage Niels Bohr (born in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 19, 1922) is the son of Margrethe and Niels Bohr. ... This article is about the Danish humorist and musician. ... August Bournonville (August 21, 1805–November 30, 1879) was a ballet master and French ballet master, Antoine Bournonville, who had settled in Denmark. ... Georg Brandes, a scetch for a painting, by P.S. Krøyer, 1900 Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (February 4, 1842 - February 19, 1927) was a Danish critic and scholar who had great influence on Scandinavian literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. ... Helena Christensen (IPA: , born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish supermodel. ... For the RuPaul song, see Supermodel (You Better Work). ... Tove Ditlevsen (December 14, 1918 - March 7, 1976) was a female Danish poet and author. ... Carl Theodor Dreyer (February 3, 1889 - March 20, 1968) was a Danish film director. ... Gustav Hansen (born February 13, 1974 outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional poker player who lives in Monaco. ... Iben Hjejle (born March 22, 1971 in Copenhagen) is a Danish actress, notable for appearing in the Danish television sitcom Langt fra Las Vegas (A long way from Las Vegas), and playing the girlfriend of famous Danish comedian Casper Christensen, while also being his girlfriend in real life. ... Peter Høeg, born on May 17, 1957, is one of Denmarks most celebrated contemporary writers of fiction. ... Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, as seen from the west. ... J. C. Jacobsen (1811-1887) was a Danish industrialist and philanthropist. ... Note: Carling beer is not produced by the Carlsberg brewery. ... Mercyful Fate is an influential Danish heavy metal group who are often cited among the influences in the black metal, thrash metal, power metal, and progressive metal genres. ... King Diamond is the heavy metal band that King Diamond formed after the split up of his First Wave of Black Metal band Mercyful Fate. ... Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (pronounced , but usually Anglicized as ;  ) (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a prolific 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian. ... Bjørn Lomborg (born January 6, 1965) is an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. ... The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Danish: Verdens Sande Tilstand, literal translation: The Real State of the World) is a controversial book by political scientist Bjørn Lomborg, which argues that claims made about global warming, overpopulation, declining energy resources, deforestation, species loss, water shortages, and... Lauritz Melchior (often misspelled Melchoir) (born March 20, 1890 – died March 18, 1973) was a Danish and later American opera singer. ...   is a Danish actor. ... Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier, April 30, 1956) is a Danish film director. ... Dan Turèll[1] (March 19, 1946 - October 15, 1993) was a popular Danish writer with notable influence on Danish literature. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... The Sydney Opera House Jørn Utzon AC (born April 9, 1918) is a Danish architect best known for his groundbreaking design for the Sydney Opera House. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Michael Laudrup (born June 15, 1964) is a Danish former professional football player. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Peter BolesÅ‚aw Schmeichel MBE (IPA: , born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the Worlds Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...

Sister Cities

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Further reading

  • Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD, also known as Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  • Municipal and county statistics: Statistics Denmark statistikbanken.dk
  • Demography: (Danish) Statistical Yearbook of Copenhagen (part English); ISBN 87-7024-230-5
  • History and demography: (Danish) København Forslag til kommuneplan 1985; ISBN 87-88034-03-8

References

  1. ^ Monocles page on Copenhagen
  2. ^ Copenhagen region ranks 3rd in western Europe for attracting head offices - Embassy of Denmark Canada
  3. ^ Biography of George de Hevesy
  4. ^ a b c Statistics Denmark, table BEF1A07: Population 1 January by region, age, sex, marital status Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  5. ^ a b c Statistics Denmark, definitions of lands as of 2007-01-01 (excel-file, in danish) Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  6. ^ [1]Largest cities of Denmark 2007
  7. ^ Statistikbanken.dk Population table BEF1A07
  8. ^ Orientering fra Københavns Kommune. Statistisk Kontor.2003 nr. 25
  9. ^ DR netnews 25-06-04
  10. ^ Michelin starred restaurants Copenhagen - Official tourist-site about Copenhagen. Wonderful Copenhagen. Retrieved on 2006-08-10.
  11. ^ Regionale regnskaber 2005 - Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik - Danmarks Statistik
  12. ^ City Mayors: World's richest cities
  13. ^ City Mayors: World's most expensive cities (EIU)
  14. ^ City Mayors: World's most expensive cities - Ranking
  15. ^ Københavnere får verdens højeste lønninger - Dine penge
  16. ^ Københavnere får verdens højeste lønninger - Dine penge
  17. ^ USATODAY.com
  18. ^ Internationalisation – University of Copenhagen
  19. ^ a b [2] , Infrastructure & logistics - Copenhagen a distribution hub, retrived Feb. 22, 2007.
  20. ^ [3], Light rail project in Copenhagen – the Ring 2½ corridor, reterived Feb. 22, 2008
  21. ^ ICLEI Cities Enjoy Bicycles AwardsPDF (289 KiB) ICLEI "Cities Enjoy Bicycles" awards for bicycle-friendly cities, in which Copenhagen was awarded a certificate of honour
  22. ^ Media Release: Copenhagen Comes To Swanston Street

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See also

The Oresund strait between Malmö and Copenhagen with Malmö in the front and the island of Amager and part of southern Copenhagen in the back. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 12, 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the first Eurovision for young singers aged 8 to 15. ... The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards will be presented on November 2 simultaneously at Bella Center and Rådhuspladsen, in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... // Railways total: 2,859 km (508 km privately owned and operated) standard gauge: 2,859 km 1. ... This table lists statistics (2002) (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Świnoujście, Szczecin, Helsinki and Tallinn 2004)( Klaipėda 2005) for the major ports of the Baltic Sea. ...

External links

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