Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the country’s cultural and economic centre. The city is the seat of parliament (Folketing) and government, and the residence of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. With a population of 811,000 (of whom 632,300 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen), Copenhagen is the most populous city in Denmark.
Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.