Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It is situated on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager.
Copenhagen is the capital, and also the largest city in Denmark. It is mostly situated on the eastern coast of the island, Zealand. A further small area of the city is situated on the island of Amager. The city is connected to the southern Swedish city of Malmo via the Oresund bridge. Founded in the 10th century, it was originally a Viking fishing village. It became Denmark's capital city in the 15th century. Famous Copenhagen landmarks include Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens and Frederik's Church. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Copenhagen.
When is a pedal-bike so electronically-assisted and fast that it's no longer a pedal-bike? It's the subject of debate in the world's leading cycling countries Denmark and Holland, where many of the new bikes sold are now 'pedal electric cycles' or 'pedelecs' for short. The Dutch have decided to be strict with pedelecs. But the Danes have gone the other way. In Copenhagen, John Laurenson reports.
Space in Copenhagen is limited, so the Danish government wants to reclaim land from the sea around the capital city. The head of the country's employers' association says it could help create a "European Silicon Valley."