Population: 1.4 million City and 2 million (U.A.)
Originally a viking fishing village in the 10th century, Copenhagen has been the capital of Denmark since the 15th century. The city rests on the islands of Zealand and Amager and is connected to Sweden by a bridge.
Copenhagen is the cultural, economic and governmental center for Denmark and is an economic engine for Northern Europe. The city is connected by bridges and its promenades, parks and waterfront make it a beautiful city. The University of Copenhagen has 35,000 students.
For a number of years, Copenhagen has ranked high in international surveys for its quality of life. Its stable economy together with its education services and level of social safety make it attractive for locals and visitors alike. Although it is one of the world's most expensive cities, it is also one of the most liveable with its public transport, facilities for cyclists and its environmental policies.