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Introduction to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark

Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital, largest city and largest port of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is also the largest city in Northern Europe. It is also the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Denmark, and a world-famous international metropolis. Copenhagen is located in the east of Sealand, Denmark, across the Øresund Strait from Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city.

Copenhagen was once selected by the UN-HABITAT as the “world’s most livable city” and given the “best design city” evaluation. Copenhagen is also one of the happiest cities in the world. Most of Denmark’s important food, shipbuilding, machinery, electronics and other industries are concentrated here, and many important international conferences in the world are held here.

Copenhagen is not only a traditional trading and shipping center, but also an emerging manufacturing city. One third of the country’s factories are built in Greater Copenhagen.

The city of Copenhagen is beautiful and clean. The emerging large industrial enterprises and the old medieval buildings in the city complement each other, making it a modern city with antique features. It is a famous historical and cultural city in the world. The Danish mermaid statue is quietly contemplating by the sea. The castle and the royal palace full of fairy tales are located in this city, ancient and magical, artistic and modern.

Copenhagen’s positional context

Copenhagen is located on Sealand, the largest island in Denmark, across the sea from Malmö in Sweden. A small part of the city is located on Amager Island. Please note that Copenhagen and Copenhagen County are two different things. Copenhagen does not belong to Copenhagen County, but an independent city.

Geologically, Copenhagen is located on the moraine layer left over from the ice age (most parts of Denmark are moraine layer).

Climate of Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a mild climate. It can be seen from the picture that the maximum temperature of the large thermometer is 30 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is minus 20 degrees. The history of Copenhagen has never exceeded this temperature range. The Danes love nature. The travel poster “Mother Duck” designed by the Danish painter Vig Vignebo depicts a policeman blocking all traffic so that a female duck can lead a duck across the road. Some people are so extreme that they don’t even fight flies, thinking that “they also have the right to survive.” There are no tall buildings in the city, and the scenery is beautiful. Several municipal governments provide free bicycles for tourists, and companies that advertise on wheels provide financial expenditure.

Copenhagen has a temperate maritime climate with mild seasons. The highest average temperature in summer is about 22°C (72°F) and the lowest is about 14°C (57°F), while the low temperature in winter is about 0°C (32°F). The rainfall is also very moderate, but it rains all year round. There is only a small amount of snow in winter.

Copenhagen City Honors

Copenhagen is a famous city in Northern Europe and one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. It is known as the most fairytale city.

After the Øresund Bridge was completed in 2000, Copenhagen and Malmö in Sweden could communicate with each other through vehicles and railways, which facilitated the exchange of human resources between the two places. The number of commuters using the Øresund Bridge continued to grow every year. In addition, the opening of the bridge also allowed the two cities to form the largest urban agglomeration in the Nordic region.

In 2008, “Monocle” magazine selected Copenhagen as the “best city to live in” and gave it an evaluation of “the best design city”. Copenhagen is listed as the third category of world-class cities in the global city classification. In addition, Copenhagen was voted the third place in the “ideal city for setting up corporate headquarters” in Western Europe, second only to Paris and London.

When the city of Copenhagen was founded, the name was “Kjøbmandehavn”, which means “merchant’s port”. The English name comes from the Low German “Copenhagen”, and the Chinese translation also comes from this.

On December 26, 2019, it ranked 22nd in the list of the top 500 global cities in 2019.

In April 2020, it was selected into the “2020 Global Summer Cities List”.

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