Copenhagen city. The capital and most populous city of Denmark.
It has a population of more than 700,000 people and its urban region has a total population of more than 1.3 million people. The copenhagen metropolitan region has an population of more than 2 million people.
It is on the eastern coast of the island of Zeeland, while another portion of the city being on Amager.
The strait of Oresund separates Denmark and Sweden. The Oresund bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.
The city is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark.
It is one of the major financial centers of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
Copenhagen’s landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Frederik’s Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.
It is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School and the IT University of Copenhagen.
The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark.
It is also home to Copenhagen and Brondby football clubs.
Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the world.
The Copenhagen Metro, since 2002, serves central Copenhagen.
The Copenhagen airport, Kastrup serves roughly 2 million passengers a month. This makes it the busiest airport in the Nordic countries.
8 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN COPENHAGEN CITY
- Don’t use cars to move around the city. Instead, use bikes!
- Don’t make phone calls in the stillzone in trains. These are zones for people who want to relax in a silent environment. Instead keep quiet and find a place relevant to make calls.
- Do not ride a bike if you don’t know the rules. Instead, make sure you understand the rules well before you jump on one.
- Do not drink and ride a bike.Instead, when drunk, use another form of transport to avoid being fined.
- Don’t assume weed is legal.Instead, keep in mind that despite this activity being common in some famous places, smoking marijuana is prohibited in Denmark.
- Don’t interact with Dane’s dogs. Instead, just admire it from afar since petting it annoys most Danish people.
- Don’t drink spirits. Instead, drink beer which are quite cheap.
- Don’t call Danes vikings. Instead, when you want to start a converation with them, just find a better way.
10 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COPENHAGEN CITY
- According to the ‘World Happiness Report’ Denmark is the happiest country in the world and Copenhagen is the ‘Happiest City’.
- In Denmark, it rains every second day. On average, a year has 171 days with a precipitation of more than 0.1mm
- Denmark borders with only one country, Germany.
- The Copenhagen harbor is clean enough to swim in!
- Copenhagen has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in Scandinavia.
- In 1416, Copenhagen became the capital of not just Denmark, but of Norway and Sweden as well. The three countries together formed the Kalmar Union.
- It’s one of the greenest cities in the world, with plans to be carbon neutral by 2025.
- More than half of the city’s residents, from hourly workers to members of Parliament, commute by bike along Copenhagen’s 250 miles of bike lanes.
- Strøget is one of the world’s longest pedestrian-only shopping avenues, and a major draw for tourists.
- Each year, thousands of railway passengers and more than 6 million vehicles make the traverse the Oresund Bridge.