Kopenhagen, Denmark » City Info » Geography

Kopenhagen has many faces. The city has been a grand maritime power which plays as a host to large cruise liners that dock at Nyhavn. A walk across the town gives a nice representation of the city where one can get a pleasure from the life therein along the way, at cafes, bars, and can enjoy shopping. A mass of shopping facilities and the longest pedestrian street system in the world highlights the Copenhagen city.

The city is divided into 15 administrative and tax districts. Construction of the Oresund Bridge has made it possible for a large number of commuters form either side to carry out trade via the bridge. Located on the strait between Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea.

Kopenhagen municipality lies at the center of the city which covers an area around 91.3 sq. Km and has a population around 518,550. Kopenhagen city Hall is the municipal seat of government. An agglomeration comprising of a number of cities, large towns and larger urban areas through population growth and physical expansion have merged to form a continuous, urban and industrially developed area called as 'Greater Copenhagen' which comprises of numerous municipalities.

Copenhagen suburbs are based on the 'Five finger'. Plan that constitutes: The Little Finger, The Ring Finger, The Middle Finger, The Index Finger, The Thumb and The extra finger.

As per the plan, the suburbs are categorized as: Traditionally and the wealthiest, detached middle-class dwellings or upper-class areas, mixed areas of detached middle-class dwellings with widespread garden cities and industrial areas, lowest income per capita and the highest crime-rate, and central part with dominated high-rise projects with distant part depicting detached middle-class houses respectively.


Summers in Copenhagen have average high temperatures of around 21°C and lows of around 13°C. Snowfall does occur in December, but the snow cover does not remain for a very long period.