Population: 1.7 million
Time zone: GMT +1 hour
Currency: Danish Krone
Int. dialling code: +45
Religion: Predominantly Christian
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"I'm a big fan of Scandinavian cities such as Stockholm and Copenhagen. I have recently been to Copenhagen which I loved because, whilst the city centre is awash with quaint medieval cobbled streets and charming canal-side cafes, its also a hotbed of innovative design (think Arne Jacobsens Egg chair and Bang & Olufsen sound systems), innovative fashions and ultra-cool restaurants.
"The city is also handily divided up into a series of distinct neighbourhoods, which include the picturesque medieval heart, the workers' quarter and red-light district of Vesterbro (with its cutting-edge fashions and hip eateries), the former hippie-turned-boho-chic area of Christanshavn and the cool nightlife spot of Nørrebro."
There is evidence that Copenhagen existed as a settlement over 6,000 years ago, and it has been Denmark's capital for 600 years. Yet whilst respecting its past, this cosmopolitan city is always looking forward. Hip and contemporary, Copenhagen is internationally renowned for its cutting edge design, architecture, fashion and nightlife.
There's something for all travellers' tastes here, whether it's the traditional tourist fare of the Little Mermaid statue and the Viking Ship Museum, or trendy districts like Christanshavn and Nørrebro. In July 2000 a bridge and tunnel opened between Kastrup in the Copenhagen region and Sweden's third largest city, Malmö, linking Denmark and Sweden.
Vesterbro: As in London and New York, Copenhagen's meat-packing and red light district has experienced gentrification over the last 10 years. Once a rundown area of workers' accommodation and dark tenement buildings, Vesterbro is now one of the most fashionable places in the city, making it the place to shop, eat, drink and club.
Strøget: This shoppers' paradise claims to be the longest pedestrian street in the world. All tastes and pockets are catered for, from the couture heights of Chanel and Hermès, top brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry, to high street favourites like H&M. Visitors also love the street performers.
The National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst): Denmark's national gallery is located in central Copenhagen and houses 700 years' worth of Western art and cultural history. It features a large collection of Danish and international paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations from world-renowned artists.
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