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Copenhagen Collage2.jpg
Official logo of Copenhagen
Coat of arms
Location of Copenhagen
Coordinates: 55°40′34″N 12°34′06″E / 55.67611°N 12.56833°E / 55.67611; 12.56833Coordinates: 55°40′34″N 12°34′06″E / 55.67611°N 12.56833°E / 55.67611; 12.56833
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
First mention 11th century
City Status 13th century
 • Lord Mayor Frank Jensen
 • City 86.20 km2 (33.28 sq mi)
 • Metro 2.778,3 km2 (1.0727 sq mi)
Highest elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Lowest elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2014)[3]
 • City 579,513
 • Density 6,722.9/km2 (17,412.2/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,246,611
 • Metro 1,990,036
 • Metro density 711/km2 (1,840/sq mi)
 • Ethnicity 77.3% Danish
22.7% Other[2]
Demonym(s) Københavner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1050-1778, 2100, 2150, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2450, 2500
Area code(s) (+45) 3

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It is also the largest city in Denmark. In 2014, 1,246,611 people lived in the urban area. Copenhagen is on the islands of Zealand and Amager.

Founded as a Viking fishing village. Copenhagen was built in the 12th century A.D. and got City rights in 1254. A few years later, it was destroyed nearly completely. In 1443, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark. In 1801, there were more than 100,000 inhabitants in Copenhagen for the first time. In the 1960s, more than 700,000 people lived in Copenhagen Municipality, and today there are 528,000 inhabitants in the municipality. Near the city centre there is the famous Freetown Christiania.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Danmarks Statistik: Areal fordelt efter kommune / region". Danmark Statistik. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. Statistics Denmark: Statistikbanken, table FOLK11', period 2013K3
  3. "Statistics Denmark: Copenhagen City/Urban Area (Københavns Kommune, Hovedstadsområdet), 2012 (tables: FOLK1, BEF44)". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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