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The municipal seat of government is the Copenhagen City Hall (Rеdhus).

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Copenhagen has one of the highest standards of living in the world, owing in part to welfare benefits and economic and political stability.

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In 2008 Copenhagen was included in the list of Top 20 Most Livable Cities, received a special award as "Best Designed City," and was classified as a Cultural World City.

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Grieving over the loss of his daughters, Hiawatha retreated to the forest.

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Suburban Copenhagen is planned according to "The Finger Plan," initiated in 1947, dividing the suburbs into five fingers.

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Copenhagen covered 1032 square miles (2923 square kilometers) in 2008.

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Copenhagen is the largest city in the administrative region of Hovedstaden, although Hillerшd is the capital of that region.

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Carl Theodor Dreyer, who is regarded as one of the greatest directors in cinema hailed from Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen has been listed among the Top 20 Most Livable Cities, and has been given a special award as "Best Designed City."

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During 1658-1659, Copenhagen withstood a two-year siege by the Swedes under Charles X and successfully repelled a major assault.

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Copenhagen, the capital and largest city of Denmark, is located on the Zealand and Amager Islands, and is separated from Malmц, Sweden, by the strait of Шresund.

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have been found around Copenhagen, but there are no signs of permanent settlements from that time.

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Copenhagen is home to the oldest and largest university in Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479.

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Originally a Viking fishing village known as "Havn," in the tenth century the city of Copenhagen was officially founded and served as a harbor town.

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Copenhagen was the birthplace of many people who have contributed significantly to the world in a variety of disciplines throughout history.

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Welfare benefits, and political stability, mean Copenhagen's living standards are among the highest in the world.

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Before the opening, Copenhagen Center was inhabited by approximately 125,000 people, peaking at 140,000 in the census of 1870.

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In 1901, Copenhagen expanded further, incorporating communities with 40,000 people, and in the process making Frederiksberg an enclave within Copenhagen.

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When a British expeditionary force bombarded Copenhagen in 1807 to gain control of the Danish Navy, the city suffered great damage and hundreds of people were killed.

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Consumers, retailers and politicians in Copenhagen share a concern for the environment, ecology and sustainability.

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On the Swedish side of the sound, directly across from Copenhagen, lie the towns of Malmц and Landskrona.

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The Copenhagen Capital Region had both the highest GDP per capita and economic growth in the whole of Denmark in 2005.

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Copenhagen is a transport hub for Northern Europe.

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The conurbation of Copenhagen consists of several municipalities, the largest of which is Copenhagen municipality, followed by an enclave inside Copenhagen municipality called Frederiksberg.

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Copenhagen's residents enjoy both the highest GDP per capita and economic growth in the whole of Denmark.

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In 1445, Copenhagen became the residence of the royal family and was made the capital of Denmark.

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In August 1943, when the government's collaboration with the occupation forces collapsed, the Royal Danish Navy sunk several ships in Copenhagen Harbor to prevent them from being used by the Germans.

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In 1167, the year that marks the foundation of Copenhagen, Bishop Absalon of Roskilde, built a castle on an islet, and fortified the town.

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Copenhagen formerly was the location of most of Denmark’s manufacturing.

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In 1801, a British fleet under Admiral Parker fought the Battle of Copenhagen, against the Danish Navy in Copenhagen harbor.

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Copenhagen is a leading city in environmental concern and has taken an aggressive role in establishing a multi-faceted strategy aimed at making it the world's leading environmental capital by 2015.

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During World War II, Copenhagen was occupied by German troops along with the rest of the country from April 9, 1940, until May 4, 1945.

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Copenhagen has been further deemed to be the happiest city in the happiest nation, where people feel safe and contented with life.

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Copenhagen municipality has 55 councilors, and council elections are held on the third Tuesday of November every four years.

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Copenhagen is also a part of the Шresund region, which consists of Zealand, Lolland-Falster and Bornholm in Denmark, and Scania in Sweden.

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Copenhagen has taken a leading position in the struggle against greenhouse gases and global warming.

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Copenhagen has two airports, Kastrup (the large international airport) and Roskilde Lufthavn (a smaller international and general aviation airport).

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Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has its world headquarters in Copenhagen.

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The excellent harbor encouraged Copenhagen's growth until it became an important center of commerce (the first part of the word "Copenhagen" denotes "commerce" in Danish).

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The Technical and Environment Administration has formulated a strategy aimed at making Copenhagen the world's leading environmental capital by 2015.

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Copenhagen’s trade began to flourish by the late sixteenth century.

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The weather in Copenhagen is mild through all four seasons.

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Statistics Denmark uses a measure of the contiguously built-up urban area of Copenhagen, providing a figure of 1,153,615 inhabitants in 2008.

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