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From a small fishing village that hardly anyone had ever heard of to a position as the dazzling capital of the Danish Empire and to its current position as one of the world's most talked about as well as sung of cities is a colourful history.

Copenhagen, in those days called "Havn", meaning the harbour, was of little strategic or political importance. Most of the people in "Havn" earned their daily bread by fishing for the plentiful herring in the Øresund. In the next two centuries fishing and trading turned the small fishing village into a flourishing town. And in 1343 King Valdemar Atterdag made Copenhagen the capital of Denmark - today the seat of the government and the hometown of the Danish royal family.

Copenhagen of today is one of the most dynamic cities in Europe and the second largest city in Scandinavia. With 1.1 million inhabitants in the Greater Copenhagen area (and more than 1,8 million when other close municipalites incounted), the city definitely holds the position as The Glittering Capital of this part of the world.
Copenhagen is one of the world's leading destinations for international conferences and congresses. Since the Øresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen opened in 2000, the two cities offer more than 22.000 hotel beds. Scandinavia's largest conference centre, the Bella Center in the outskirts of the city, is well known for its international fairs and other arrangements. 

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