"København" Copenhagen by jonkb
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Copenhagen or København (danish) is the danish capital. It is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia, if not the biggest, and like most big cities in Europe it has a lot of sights as well. It is quite easy to get around, and since everything is eighter nearby, or reachable by public transport. Most of the city center is within the lakes (look at a map and you'll know what I mean), and since it like most of Denmark is pretty flat, walking is actually preferable if you don't have a bike.
Or should I say: How often am I here. Copenhagen is just over the Øresunds straigh from Malmö, where I live. Copenhagen is also where I work.
Copenhagens history reaches back to about 700. Back then it was just a little village. Events started happening only when the bishop Absalon buildt a castle here in the 12th century. The city became the most important city in Denmark during the 14th century, and it has kept that title ever since. The city exploded during the 1850s when the defence installations that defined the size of the city was replaced with more modern defenceinstallations. Today the city covers a large part of the island of Sjelland.
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