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Copenhagen panorama

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.

Originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century in the vicinity of what is now Gammel Strand, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Horatio Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen’s architecture. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre.
Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Copenhagen’s economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region. The city is regarded as one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide and is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.
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Important Dates

2 November 2020
Registration and abstract submission open

31 March 2021
Abstract submission deadline

26–29 September 2021
EUROTOX 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark

Conferences of Interest

EPHAR 2021
Prague, Czech Repbulic
28 March – 1 April 2021

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