Population: 1.7 million

Denmark population: 5.5 million

Major businesses with headquarters in Copenhagen: Carlsberg, Nordisk Film and Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S.

Famous Copenhageners: Hans Christian Andersen, Karen Blixen, Helena Christensen, Arne Jacobsen and Mads Mikkelsen.

Copenhagen unemployment rate (April): 2.9 percent

Number of cruise line visits, 2007: 289 liners ferried 420,000 passengers, who spent 450 million kroner ($88.3 million at current exchange).

Gross domestic product (Denmark): $311.6 billion

GDP Composition by sector, 2007: Agriculture, 1.6 percent; industry, 26.3 percent; services, 72.1 percent.

Key Danish industries: Textiles and clothing, electronics, iron, steel, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, furniture and wood products, shipbuilding, windmills, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

Main apparel export markets, 2007: Germany, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Finland, the U.K. and Spain.

Leading Danish fashion firms: Bestseller, IC Company, BTX Group, Noa Noa and Sand.

Typical retail rents in Copenhagen: About $3 to $4 per square foot.

Exchange rate: 1 Danish kronor equals $0.20867. The Oresundsbrun bridge connects Copenhagen to Malomö, Sweden, making it the only bridge in the world attaching two countries.

Copenhagen is one of the oldest cities in Europe (founded in 1167), Denmark’s capital and largest city in Scandinavia.

SOURCES: Statistics Denmark, Visit Copenhagen, OECD, Cop Cap, Oanda, Federation of Danish Textile & Clothing, Sadolin Albaek, CIA World Fact Book, VisitDenmark.com, Denmark.dk, Statistics Denmark

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