Copenhagen ( København ) is the capital of Denmark.
Its current name is a distorted version of the original one from which it derives. The original name of the city was Kjøbmandehavn, that means "Merchants'harbor".
Copenhagen is located on the island of Zealand and it's the biggest city in the whole Scandinavia: the city is separated from Sweden by the Øresund strait that is just 4km wide at it's narrowest point, but the two countries have been connected the the year 2000 with the Øresund bridge, a two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the strait.
Now reaching Malmö by car or train takes approximately 20 minutes and is a very scenic trip that you shouldn't miss if you happen to visit Copenhagen or Malmö.
Copenhagen counts around 1.9 millions of inhabitants but the number reaches 2.8 millions if we consider all the Øresund area. This zone spreads from the eastern part of the island of Zealand to the western Scania (southern Sweden).
The population of Copenhagen, thanks to the past and present immigration, is composed by people of every culture and origin and this is what makes Copenhagen a very particular place like no others.
Copenhagen is universally recognized as one of the best cities in the world as far as it regards life quality, when you get there you'll understand why: there's a general positive attitude and feeling all over the city. The Danes are very proud of their nation.
The cost of living is similar to the other big european cities.
The tourist that arrives in Copeanhagen, before noticing the beauties of the city, parks, monuments and squares, is struck by the inhabitants'attitude, very polite and kind among them and with the tourists, as if they wanted to demonstrate you that what you've heard about them is absolutely true.
You just need to request some information to realize how kind the Danes are. Walking among the cheerful population of Copenhagen is a hard to describe sensation, but it's probably what will convince you to come back to Copenhagen as soon as you can.
Copenhagen has a really relaxed atmosphere, there's no terrible peak hour traffic typical of every major city, nobody sticks to the horn, nobody tries to skip the queue and so on. As far as it regards the language, although you don't know a single word of danish you won't have any kind of difficulties.
The Danes speak english fluently, almost everyone speaks english; moreover you'll find indications written in english almost always for events, clubs, restaurants, hotels and anything else.
You might be thinking: "There must be something negative in Copenhagen!"
Well, more than the typical blankets used on beds you shouldn't have problems, anyway after few days you get used to them.