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COPENHAGEN DENMARK HISTORY - COPENHAGEN HISTORY

Copenhagen Denmark HistoryCopenhagen Denmark History - The city of Copenhagen was founded in the year 1000. Until the 12th century Copenhagen was nothing but a small fishing village. It was in the year 1254 under Bishop Jakob Erlandsen that it received its charter as a city. This is when a lot of people came to the area to live and work in Copenhagen.

In 1807 British naval vessels bombed the area and hundreds of people were killed. This happened because they were trying to prevent Denmark from giving its fleet to Napoleion. There was also a lot of damage to the city buildings and area that needed to be repaired. It took the city some time to rebuild.

From April 1940 to May 1945 during World War II Copenhagen was occupied by German Troops. It wasn’t until after the war that Copenhagen saw a great surge in its growth.

Copenhagen and the city of Malmo were connected by the Oresund Bridge in July, 2000 and this has led to Copenhagen becoming the center of a a larger metrpolitan area that crosses over both nations. This allows for so much better transportation and even more prosperity for the city of Copenhagen. There are high tolls on the bridge so it was not used as much as they thought it would be, but it was still a definite boost for the area.

The City of Copenhagen now has 1,116,979 people living in the metropolitan area and they are proud to call it their home. With all the historical buildings and the cutlural aspects of the area the tourist industry has picked up immensely over the years. Lots of people visit the area every year to see all that Copenhagen has to offer. You will most likely be one of the ones that wants to go back over and over again.

 

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