Are you already thinking about the destination for your next vacation or your next getaway? How about Denmark? Believe it or not, it is an exceptional country that offers both an important historical and cultural heritage and spectacular natural landscapes. In addition, you will be able to contemplate from castles that inspired Shakespeare himself, to the most cosmopolitan cities. In short, this country belonging to beautiful Scandinavia has everything you need to greatly enjoy your trip.
To help you get to know Denmark better, today at Hard Hobbit To Break we are going to talk about its cities most important, based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
As you may have imagined, the most populous city in Denmark is its capital, Copenhagen, whose origin dates back to the 10th century, when it was founded as a fishing village viking. It is important to note that although there is practically no historical center (the city was burned down twice), it has a lot to offer: palaces, museums, galleries, a beautiful amusement park, cozy neighborhoods ...
The second most populous city in Denmark is Aarhus, which is located in Jutland. Considered as one of the most ancient of the country (it was founded in the 8th century by the Vikings), Aarhus is located between forests, lakes and a bay. Of course, its wonderful environment does not prevent it from being an important business, cultural and educational center. It is important to note that it has been chosen as one of the best destinations in Europe to travel in 2016 by Lonely Planet.
147 kilometers west of Copenhagen, on the island of Fiona, we find Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, as well as being one of the oldest. In fact, in 1988 they celebrated their 1,000 years old. Rich in monuments Historical and noteworthy places, the city stands out for being the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.
Denmark's fourth most populous city is Aalborg which, thanks to its location next to the Limfjord, a strait that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland peninsula, became a major port during the Middle Ages and a relevant center industrial later.
We also have to talk about Frederiksberg, a commune located on the island of Zealand. Specifically, the city is an enclave within the municipality of Copenhagen. Highlights the Frederiksberg Palace, in style baroque, which was the summer residence of the Danish royal family until the mid-19th century. Since then, its function has been that of the Military Academy of the Royal Danish Army.
The sixth most populous city in Denmark is Esbjerg, which is located in the southwest of the Jutland peninsula. It is the main port from Denmark from the North Sea. In addition, it has a relevant economic activity, including commerce, metallurgy, chemical industry, food industry and fishing. In addition, it is important to note that it is the headquarters of the country's oil and natural gas exploitation.
The city of Randers, which became a dynamic business center thanks to its good access by land and water, could not miss on this list. The place is known for the number of roads that converge on it. Randers' main tourist attraction is the zoo tropical, which is considered the largest artificial rain forest in Northern Europe.
Finally, we are going to talk about Kolding, a sea port in Denmark. Its main economic activity is the construction of boats, although commerce, manufacturing and the construction of machinery and transport are also relevant in the city. Among its main attractions is the History Museum, located in an old castle that impresses with its majesty.
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Top 5 Cities By Population - Denmark [Top Cities] (July 2020)
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