Roskilde

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Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°05′E / 55.650°N 12.083°E / 55.650; 12.083
Roskilde
City
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Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Roskilde
Coordinates 55°39′N 12°05′E / 55.650°N 12.083°E / 55.650; 12.083
Population 47,828 (2012)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 4000
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Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde (Danish pronunciation: [ˈʁʌskilə]) was the capital of Denmark until 1443. Since then, Copenhagen has been the capital.

The most important church in Denmark is in Roskilde. It is where the dead Danish kings are buried. The city also have a yearly music festival called Roskilde Festival. The festival is one of two biggest in Europe.

Roskilde has a population of about 54,000. An important economic activity is tourism.