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 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
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.