Copenhagen

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Copenhagen
København

Coat of arms
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
Government
 • Lord Mayor Frank Jensen
Area[1]
 • 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 Københavner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1050-1778, 2100, 2150, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2450
Area code(s) (+45) 3
Website www.kk.dk

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It is also the largest city in Denmark with 1,246,611 people living in the urban area in 2014. 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 1960's, 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.


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