Facts and figures about Copenhagen

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Essential information about the capital of Denmark.

Population:
1.7 million people live in the Greater Copenhagen Area and Denmark has a population of 5.3 million people.

Language:
The population speaks Danish, closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian.

Location and size:
Denmark is located in northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The capital, Copenhagen, is situated on the island of Sealand and is the largest city in Scandinavia.

Government:
Constitutional monarchy

Public transport:
Metro, buses, trains and free bikes

Call Denmark:
From abroad dial +45, and there are no area codes.

Time zone:
Denmark follows Central European Time (CET).

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