The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen, located on the eastern side of Zealand island, divided from Malmö, Sweden. The Øresund Bridge binds the two cities by rail and road network. The total metropolitan population count as of July 2016 was 2,059 million citizens. The Royal Opera, Little Mermaid, The Black Diamond, and painting galleries of Ordrupgaard and Arken are the latest landmarks of this city.
The Kingdom of Denmark has Danish as the main official language, with a majority of 86% people speaking English including several other languages such as Greenlandic Faroese, and German.
Data and facts
- The metropolis had a population of 794,128 with 632,340 in the Copenhagen Municipality as per the 2017 January census.
- The headquarters of the world’s largest shipping firm Maersk, and two top pharmaceutical and biotech companies Novo- Nordisk and Lundbeck are placed in Copenhagen.
- Denmark encompasses an area of 16,384 square miles of the country.
- The Dane's celebrate June 5 as Constitution Day with a public holiday.
- The place is known for being a bicycle-friendly town around the world and for their green initiatives
The city has a dual government system with a system of administrative management. The Lord Mayor and the chairmen share accountability for the central management of the City. Both are the head of the council in charge of the tasks falling under their various committees. Copenhagen Municipality is split up into ten zones.
The Danish National Police and Copenhagen Police headquarters is set in the Neoclassical-inspired Politigården office. Municipalities are credible for a wide range of public services, which include environmental planning, public housing, social security and maintenance of roads and highways.
Copenhagen is widely acknowledged as the leader in the global green economy. The region accounts for almost 40% of Denmark’s production and has enjoyed long-term stable progress. The Danish GDP per capita is ranked among the top 10 countries around the globe. Copenhagen prevails to be one of the most productive metropolitan cities in Europe. The gross value exceeds the US $83,000 per employee in 2010. Copenhagen's economy has witnessed rapid growth in the service sector, mainly in fields of clean technology, information technology, and pharmaceuticals.
Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, promoted by investment through organizations and infrastructure. The metropolis is the hub for the economic, cultural, and governmental center of Denmark. The financial headquarters of Northern Europe and the Copenhagen Stock Exchange are based in the city. Major logistics companies such as TNT, DHL express UPS, FedEx Express, and PostNord all operate logistics center in Copenhagen.
Denmark's company tax ratio is 22%, which is below the average OECD and European grade.
The city is a gateway to Scandinavia, Europe, and the Baltics. Impeccable infrastructure for transport through all medium empowers access to around 100 million clients in a span of 24 hrs.
Greater Copenhagen is situated in the heart of Scandinavia which is responsible for distribution from Central Europe to Scandinavia including the Baltic Sea region.
Copenhagen Airport is located at 8 km and 15 minutes by rail from Copenhagen city center, with the most intercontinental, European, Baltic & Scandinavian connections. The largest cargo airport in Northern Europe is established in this country.
Denmark is home to several recognized companies around the globe. The country’s capital is home to enterprise funds, incubators, and coworking spaces.
Given their flexible schedules and fewer working hours, the Danish crew is among the best productive cities in Europe. Although the cost of living and taxes are high for a normal living.
The city administration is working with smart city initiatives to enhance data and technology to support the evolution of a carbon-neutral economy.
Social Wellness and Human Resources
Basic education is mandatory in Denmark. Compulsory education starts in the year of a child’s 7th birthday and lasts for 9 years. Education is free. There are no tuition fees for public schools.
The upper secondary education is more academic-oriented and results in a High School Degree, which qualifies the student for admission to universities for further education.
Copenhagen tops the world city chart for happiness. The heart of the city is big at the illustrative Danish concept of coziness and well-being, with its presence noticeable in Copenhagen. Maximum medical procedures and treatments in Copenhagen are free of charge, but you need to pay for special health assistance.