The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen - in Danish København.
Copenhagen was founded by bishop Absalon in 1167, who built a
castle because of the strategic importance of the spot.
The castle was built on an islet opposite a little fishing village
called Havn, which is Danish for Harbour.
The islet is today called Slotsholmen where you today
find the castle Christiansborg.
Copenhagen is placed on the island Zealand by the Sound, which today
is making the border between Denmark and Sweden.
As the village Havn was growing, it changed its name to "Købmandehavn",
which again later became "København".
The name means "The Merchants Port".
The city is a port to the Baltic, Scandinavia and Europe. Today the
city is also the Scandinavian port to the rest of the world, because
of its airport.
In 2001 there are living more than 1,205,000 people in Copenhagen and