Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, built on the islands of Zeeland, Slotsholmen and Amager in the Öresund Strait, which connects the North and Baltic Seas. In Old Danish, the name of the city means “harbor for merchants.” 615,993 people live in Copenhagen, and together with suburban areas its population is about 1.5 million people. (2018 year).
Every year, the Danish capital becomes the leader of various world rankings. It was recognized as the healthiest city on the planet due to the fact that the Copenhagen people lead a healthy lifestyle. The main city of Denmark has the best ecology among other European capitals. About half of Copenhagen’s residents cycle around the streets and use two-wheeled vehicles all year round, even in winter and on rainy days. Over 400 km of bike paths are laid in the city, and 2 thousand bike rental centers are open for tourists.
Throughout the world, Copenhagen is known as the city of Hans Christian Andersen.
The visiting card of Copenhagen is considered the sculpture of the Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid), dedicated to the heroine of one of the famous tales of Hans Christian Andersen. The figure of the girl is made in human growth by the Danish sculptor-naturalist Edward Eriksen in 1913. It is known that the sculptor was posed by his wife. And the customer of the famous monument was the son of the founder of the Carlsberg brewery Karl Jacobsen. The little mermaid is installed at the entrance to the city harbor, and the Osterport metro station is closest to it.
The Danish capital hospitably welcomes travelers from different countries and is considered the most visited city in Scandinavia. Copenhagen has many narrow streets, green parks and well-equipped promenades. It is interesting that in its central part there are no lamp posts at all, and the lamps are suspended on special extensions. Beautiful canals and colorful buildings of Copenhagen resemble Amsterdam, but unlike the capital of the Netherlands, there is not a large crowd of people.