About Copenhagen

Copenhagen has the privilege to organise ECSA 2010. Attendees can be assured of a host city with the proven ability to organise major events in some of the most creative surroundings, within convenient reach for delegates from all corners of the world, providing them with the ability to meet in a compact city, within a comfortable environment, and thereby ensuring a successful ECSA 2010 conference. Read more here

History: Founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon (1128 - 1201).

Latin Name: "Hafnia", the Latin word for Habour, was its first name. Later the city was more specifically named "Merchant Harbour", in medieval Danish "Købmannehavn", which then in turn became "København" (Copenhagen).

Language: The official language is Danish. However, most visitors will find communication easy as the Danish population's language proficiency is amongst the highest in Europe.

Size: The Greater Copenhagen region covers an area of 2.862 sq km. Copenhagen is 35 square miles/91 square kilometers.

Population of the city: 1,700,000 of which 600,000 live in the city center.

Most ancient buildings: Part of Brønshøj church, c. 1200. Konsistoriet (the University), c. 1420. Helligåndshuset (house of the Holy Ghost), c. 1475. Tower of Sct. Nicolai church, 1591.

The geographic position (Toldboden): 55° 41´ N, 12° 36´ E


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Elevation: 16 feet/5 meters

Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +2

Country Dialing Code: 45

Currency: Danish Kroner (DKK). 1 Euro is 7.45 DKK.

Water: Tap water is completely safe to drink throughout Denmark

Source: Wonderful Copenhagen