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Copenhagen ( /ˈkoʊpənheɪɡən/ or /ˈkoʊpənhɑːɡən/; Danish: København pronounced [kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 (as of 1 January 2011 (2011 -01-01)[update]) and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 (as of 1 October 2011 (2011 -10-01)[update]). With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region. Within this region, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are growing into a combined metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager.
First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional centre.
Copenhagen is a major regional centre of culture, business, media, and science, as indicated by several international surveys and rankings (see International rankings below). Life science, information technology and shipping are important sectors, and research & development plays a major role in the city's economy. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with the largest airport in Scandinavia located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, have made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters and conventions.
Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. The water in the inner harbour is clean and safe for swimming. 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle. Every day, they cycle a combined 1.2 million km.
Since the turn of the millennium, Copenhagen has seen a strong urban and cultural development and has been described as a boom town. This is partly due to massive investments in cultural facilities as well as infrastructure and a new wave of successful designers, chefs and architects. As of 2010[update], Copenhagen is ranked as the 10th most expensive city in the world according to Forbes magazine.
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(AP)—Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S says first-quarter net profit rose 28 percent on strong sales of its diabetic drugs.
Medications May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A Danish man has been acquitted of molesting two 17-year-old girls after he was found to suffer from a rare sleep disorder known as "sexsomnia."
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Danish food safety officials ordered a cleanup and better food handling at Noma, one of the world's top restaurants, after more than 60 people fell ill with viral gastroenteritis from eating at the ...
Health Mar 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Women health care workers who rate their physical capacity as low are significantly more likely to develop non-chronic and persistent low back pain (LBP) compared with those who assess their ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cycling or walking to school increases a child's ability to concentrate in the classroom, the results of a Danish study published Friday showed.
Health Nov 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A Danish hospital said Thursday it had offered HIV and hepatitis tests to 719 patients after discovering a flaw in a special washing machine that could entail exposure to the viruses.
Health Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0