20 facts about Copenhagen

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen. Photo by Jose Manuel Alonso de Caso

Things you should know about Copenhagen

Visiting a new city is a little challenge and it’s worth exploring the location and get the most important points about the place you have to go.

Let’s learn 20 facts about Copenhagen

  1. Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.
  2. The city is located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand.
  3. The population of Copenhagen as of January 2021 is approximately 794,000 people.
  4. Copenhagen is a major economic and cultural center in Northern Europe.
  5. The city is home to numerous museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions.
  6. The University of Copenhagen, established in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark.
  7. The Little Mermaid statue, located in the harbor, is one of the most famous landmarks in Copenhagen.
  8. The Tivoli Gardens amusement park, opened in 1843, is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world.
  9. The Øresund Bridge, which opened in 2000, connects Copenhagen to the city of Malmö in Sweden.
  10. Copenhagen is known for its bike-friendly infrastructure, with more than 400 km of dedicated bike lanes.
  11. The city has been ranked as the most livable city in the world multiple times by Monocle magazine.
  12. Copenhagen’s port is the largest in the country and one of the busiest in Northern Europe.
  13. The city has a rich history dating back to the 10th century.
  14. The Royal Danish Opera, located in the harbor area, is one of the most important opera companies in Northern Europe.
  15. The Rosenborg Castle, built in the 17th century, is a popular tourist attraction and home to the Danish crown jewels.
  16. The Strøget pedestrian street is one of the longest and oldest shopping areas in Europe
  17. The Danish capital is often considered as a pioneer in the field of sustainability.
  18. The Rundetårn, or Round Tower, built in the 17th century, is a popular viewpoint in the city and also home to an astronomical observatory.
  19. The city is home to numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.
  20. CPH –Kastrup Airport is the largest airport in Denmark, serving many destinations across Europe, North America, and Asia. See all flights to Copenhagen here

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