डेनमार्क यूरोप महाद्वीप का देश है | मोनोक्ल पत्रिका के २००८ के एक सर्वेक्षण के अनुसार इसकी राजधानी कॉपनहेगन रहने योग्य सर्वाधिक उपयुक्त नगर है। यंहा ऐसे ही डेनमार्क के शहरों की चर्चा की गयी है।
इस क्षेत्र के प्रथम लिखित दस्तावेज 11वीं सदी के हैं और कोपनहेगन 15वीं सदी के आरम्भ में और क्रिस्चियन चतुर्थ के शासनकाल में डेनमार्क की राजधानी बना। वर्ष 2000 में ओरेसण्ड सेतु के पूरा होने के साथ ही कोपनहेगन ओरेसण्ड क्षेत्र का केन्द्र बन गया है। इस क्षेत्र में, कोपनहेगन और स्वीडन का माल्मो नगर मिलकर एक आम महानगरीय क्षेत्र बनने की प्रकिया में है। 50 किमी के अर्धव्यास में 27 लाख लोगों के साथ, कोपनहेगन उत्तरी यूरोप के सबसे सघन क्षेत्रों में से एक है। नॉर्डिक देशों में कोपनहेगन सर्वाधिक पधारा जाने वाला देश है जहाँ पर 2007 में 13 लाख विदेशी पर्यटक आए।
कोपनहेगन को बारम्बार एक ऐसे नगर के रूप में पहचान मिली है जहाँ का जीवन स्तर विश्व में सर्वश्रेष्ठ में से एक है। यह दुनिया के सबसे पर्यावरण-अनुकूल नगरों में से एक माना जाता है। भीतरी बन्दरगाह का पानी इतना साफ़ है की उसमें तैरा जा सकता है और प्रतिदिन 36% निवासी साइकिल से काम पर जाते हैं, यानी की प्रतिदिन 11 लाख किमी की साइकिल यात्रा यहाँ की जाती है।
यहाँ कोपेनहेगन विश्वविद्यालय, इंस्टिट्यूट फ़ॉर थियोरेटिकल फ़िजिक्स (1920 ई.), रॉयल डैनिश जीओग्राफ़िकल सोसायटी (1876 ई.), अनेक शिक्षण एवं गवेषणा संस्थाएँ तथा तीन प्रमुख संग्रहालय हैं। यहाँ के रॉयल पुस्तकालय में लगभग 15,00,000 पुस्तकें हैं। नगर में अनेक प्रमोद वन, झीलें एवं भव्य भवन हैं जिनका निर्माण क्रिश्चियन चतुर्थ (1588-1648 ई.) तथा फ्रेंडरिक पंचम (1746-1766 ई.) के शासनकाल में हुआ था।40 Votes
Aarhus (, also US: , Danish: [ˈɒːˌhuˀs] (listen); officially spelled Århus from 1948 until 1 January 2011) is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark, 187 kilometres (116 mi) northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometres (180 mi) north of Hamburg, Germany. The inner urban area contains 273,077 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) and the municipal population is 340,421 (as of 2018). Aarhus is the central city in Business Region Aarhus and in the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.The history of Aarhus began as a fortified Viking settlement founded in the 8th century and with the first written records stemming from the bishopric seated here from at least 948. The city was founded on the northern shores of a fjord at a natural harbour and the primary driver of growth was for centuries seaborne trade in agricultural products. Market town privileges were granted in 1441, but growth stagnated in the 17th century as the city suffered blockades and bombardments during the Swedish Wars. In the 19th century it was occupied twice by German troops during the Schleswig Wars but avoided destruction. As the industrial revolution took hold, the city grew to become the second-largest in the country by the 20th century. Today, Aarhus is at the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest centre for trade, services, industry, and tourism in Jutland. The city ranks as the 92nd largest city in the European Union, and as number 234 among world cities. It is also a top 100 conference city in the world. Aarhus is the principal industrial port of the country in terms of container handling and an important trade hub in Kattegat. Major Danish companies have based their headquarters here and people commute for work and leisure from a wide area in Region Midtjylland. It is a centre for research and education in the Nordic countries and home to Aarhus University, Scandinavia's largest university, including Aarhus University Hospital and INCUBA Science Park. Being the Danish city with the youngest demographics, with 48,482 inhabitants aged under 18, Aarhus is also the second fastest growing Danish city, with an average growth of 4,500 people per annum since 2008.Aarhus is known for its musical history. In the 1950s, many jazz clubs sprang up around the city, fuelled by the young population. By the 1960s, the music scene diversified into rock and other genres. In the 1970s and 1980s, Aarhus became the centre for Denmark's rock music, fostering many iconic bands such as Kliché, TV-2 and Gnags. Aarhus is home to the annual eight-day Aarhus Jazz Festival, the SPoT Festival, and the NorthSide Festival. In 2017, Aarhus was European Capital of Culture along with Paphos in Cyprus.0 Votes
Aalborg (, also US: , Danish: [ˈʌlˌpɒˀ] (listen)), also spelt Ålborg, is Denmark's fourth largest city with an urban population of 140,897.
The twin city Nørresundby is 600 metres (2,000 ft) across the Limfjord. With a population of 217,075 (as of 2019), the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen and Aarhus. By road Aalborg is 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres (73 mi) north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres (256 mi) if travelling by road and not using ferries.
The earliest settlements date to around AD 700. Aalborg's position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, and later a large industrial centre. Architecturally, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, a royal residence, was built in 1550. Today, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain, cement, and spirits, its thriving business interests include Siemens Wind Power, Aalborg Industries, and Aalborg Portland. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, marine boilers and cement.
With its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub. The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, attracting some 100,000+ people annually. The major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 20,000 students (as of 2018). The University College of Northern Denmark is one of seven new regional organisations while the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) provides higher education in library and information science. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency medical personnel, is also in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881.
The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season, the 2007–08 season and the 2013–14 season. Other sports associations include the icehockey club Aalborg Pirates, the men's handball team Aalborg Håndbold, the rugby club Aalborg RK, and Aalborg Cricket Club. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers and the south since 1869. Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Alta, Norway, to Gela, Italy, passes through Aalborg.
The European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.0 Votes
ओडिन्से (डैनिश उच्चारण: [ˈoðˀn̩sə] ( सुनें)) (अंग्रेज़ी: Odense) डेनमार्क का तीसरा सबसे विशाल नगर है। फुनेन द्वीप के मुख्य शहर ओडिन्से की जनवरी 2015 में आबादी 173,814 के करीब करीब थी। सड़क मार्ग से यह शहर स्वेन्दबोर्ग से 45 किलोमीटर (148,000 फीट) उत्तर में, आर्हस से 144 किलोमीटर (472,000 फीट) दक्षिण और कोपेनहेगन से 167 किलोमीटर (548,000 फीट) दूर दक्षिण पश्चिम में स्थित है। ओडिन्से का हैंस क्रिश्चियन एंडर्सन से करीबी संबंध है जिन्हें परीकथाओं के लिये जाना जाता है। वो इस शहर में 1805 में जन्में थे और उन्होंने यहा अपना बचपन बिताया था। पिछले 4,000 सालों से ओडिन्से में मानव बस्तियाँ स्थापित हैं, हालांकि इनके बारे में पहला उल्लेख 988 ई. और 1070 ई. में मिलता है। अब यह एक बहुत ही संपन्न और उन्नतिशील शहर बन चुका है। डेनमार्क का कैनुट 4, जिसे अंतिम वाइकिंग राजा माना जाता है का 10 जुलाई 1086 को ओडिन्से के सेंट कैनुट्स एबी में कत्ल हुआ था। हालांकि इस शहर को 1249 ई. में शाही दुश्मनी में जला दिया गया था लेकिन इसने बहुत जल्द अपना पुनरुत्थान किया और मध्य युग में एक महत्वपूर्ण व्यापार केंद्र बन गया। अवनति के एक दौर के बाद अट्ठारहवीं शताब्दी में इसके विकास के लिये बड़े पैमाने पर नीतियाँ बनाई गयीं और काम हुए। ओडिन्से महल का पुनर्निर्माण, व्यापार को बढावा देने के लिये ओडिन्से बंदरगाह से जुड़ने वाली नहर का निर्माण इन नीतियों का हिस्सा थे। 1865 में यहाँ डेनमार्क के विशालतम रेलवे अवसान (टर्मिनल) का यहाँ निर्माण हुआ जिससे यहाँ आबादी और व्यापार के फलने फूलने में बहुत मदद मिली। 1900 के अंत तक ओडिन्से की जनसंख्या 35,000 तक पहुंच चुकी थी। 1935 में बना ओडिन्से का ओडिनस्टारनेट नामक स्तंभ यूरोप का दूसरा सबसे लंबा स्तंभ था जिसे बाद में दूसरे विश्वयुद्ध के दौरान नाज़ियों ने नष्ट कर दिया।0 Votes
Esbjerg (UK: , US: , Danish: [ˈesˌpjɛɐ̯ˀ], West Jutish dialect: [ˈɛspʲæa̯]) is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. By road, it is 71 kilometres (44 mi) west of Kolding and 164 kilometres (102 mi) southwest of Aarhus. With an urban population of 72,168 (1 January 2019) it is the fifth-largest city in Denmark, and the largest in West Jutland.
Before a decision was made to establish a harbour (now the second largest in Denmark) at Esbjerg in 1868, the area consisted of only a few farms. Esbjerg developed quickly with the population rising to 13,000 by 1901 and 70,000 by 1970. In addition to its fishing and shipping activities, it also became an important centre for agricultural exports. Over the years, many of the city's visitors have arrived by ferry from Harwich, Essex, England, but this service closed in September 2014 having run since 1875. The harbour facilities are being expanded to answer the needs of the wind-turbine industry and container shipping traffic. Esbjerg is served by Esbjerg Airport with flights to Aberdeen, Scotland and Stavanger, Norway.
The town has several notable museums and entertainment venues, including Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg Museum and the privately owned Fisheries and Maritime Museum. The Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre was completed in 1997 to designs by Jan and Jørn Utzon. When approached by sea, the Man Meets the Sea is one of the prominent monuments, consisting of four 9-metre-tall (27 feet) white-coloured men, overlooking Sædding Beach. The sculpture was designed by Svend Wiig Hansen and installed in 1995. It hosts branches of the University of Southern Denmark and Aalborg University, Esbjerg is increasingly recognized for its university facilities and sporting activities. It is home to the Danish football club Esbjerg fB, who play their home matches at Blue Water Arena, and also has an ice hockey division called Esbjerg Elite Ishockey, which plays at the Granly Hockey Arena.0 Votes
Kolding (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʌle̝ŋ]) is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.
With a population of 90,066 (1 January 2014), the Kolding municipality is the seventh largest in Denmark. The city itself has a population of 60,854 (1 January 2019) and is also the seventh largest city in Denmark.
The city is part of the Triangle Region, which includes the neighbouring cities of Fredericia and Vejle.
Horsens (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhɒːsn̩s]) is a city on the east coast of Jutland region of Denmark. It is the seat of the Horsens municipality. The city's population is 59,181 (2019) and the municipality's population is 90,370 (as of 1 January 2019), making it the 8th largest city in Denmark.Horsens is best known for its culture and entertainment events. Horsens New Theatre is a cultural centre which holds over 200 events annually. It has managed to draw major names such as Bob Dylan, Madonna and The Rolling Stones.0 Votes
Vejle (Danish pronunciation: [ˈvɑjlə]) is a town in Denmark, in the southeast of the Jutland Peninsula at the head of Vejle Fjord, where the Vejle River and Grejs River and their valleys converge. It is the site of the councils of Vejle Municipality (kommune) and the Region of Southern Denmark. The city has a population of 57,051 (as of 1 January 2019), making it the ninth largest city in Denmark. Vejle Municipality has a population of 111,743 (as of 2016). The city is part of the Triangle Region, which includes the neighbouring cities of Kolding and Fredericia.
Vejle is most known for its forested hills, fjord, harbour, shopping, pedestrian mall, and windmill.
Roskilde (UK: ROSK-il-ə, also US: RUSK-ee-lə, Danish: [ˈʁʌskilə]), located 30 km (19 mi) west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand, is the main city in the eponymous municipality. With a population of 51,121 (as of 1 January 2019), the city is a business and educational centre for the region and the 10th largest city in Denmark. It is governed by the administrative council of Roskilde Municipality.
Roskilde has a long history, dating from the pre-Christian Viking Age. Its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, now housing 39 tombs of the Danish monarchs, was completed in 1275, becoming a focus of religious influence until the Reformation.
With the development of the rail network in the 19th century, Roskilde became an important hub for traffic with Copenhagen, and by the end of the century, there were tobacco factories, iron foundries and machine shops. Among the largest private sector employers today are the IT firm BEC (Bankernes EDB Central) and GPI (Glim Plastic Industri), specializing in plastics. The Risø research facility is also becoming a major employer, extending interest in sustainable energy to the clean technology sphere. The local university, founded in 1972, the historic Cathedral School, and the Danish Meat Trade College, established in 1964, are educational institutions of note. Roskilde has a large local hospital which has been expanded and modernized since it was opened in 1855. It is now increasingly active in the research sphere. The Sankt Hans psychiatric hospital serves the Capital Region with specialized facilities for forensic psychiatry.
The cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum, which contains the well-preserved remains of five 11th-century ships, attract more than 100,000 visitors annually. In addition to its internationally recognized tourist attractions and its annual rock festival, Roskilde is popular with shoppers thanks to its two centrally located pedestrian streets complete with restaurants, cafés, and a variety of shops. The city is home to the FC Roskilde football club which play in the Danish 1st Division, the Roskilde Vikings RK rugby club, and the rowing club, Roskilde Roklub. In the 1970s, the city benefited from the opening of the university and from the completion of the Holbæk Motorway connecting it to Copenhagen. Roskilde has the oldest operational railway station in Denmark, with connections across Zealand as well as with Falster, Lolland, and Jutland. The local airport opened in 1973, mainly serving light aircraft for business use and flight instruction.
Among the city's notable citizens are Absalon, the bishop who founded Copenhagen in the 12th century, L. A. Ring, the symbolist painter who gained fame in the 1880s, the writer Lise Nørgaard who wrote the popular Danish TV series Matador in 1978 and the rower Thomas Ebert who became an Olympic gold medallist in 2004.0 Votes
Herning (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhɛɐ̯ne̝ŋ]) is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 50,039 (1 January 2019) including the suburbs of Tjørring, Snejbjerg, Lind, Birk, Hammerum and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark.0 Votes