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Copenhagen, Denmark

January 19, 2006
This Landsat Thematic Mapper image shows Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, as it was in 1984.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is a major commercial, fishing and naval port. Denmark is comprised of several islands and a peninsula that borders Germany. Copenhagen is situated on one of several islands (called Sjaelland).

As can be seen from the image, the density of the population was high. The government of Denmark believed in an "open door" policy regarding immigration. As a result of this policy, Copenhagen has a very diverse population that primarily come from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Iran, the Yugoslav Republics, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East.

The jagged formation in the center of the image is the port of Copenhagen and the curved line which runs down from the port is home to the longest pedestrian mall on earth. The mall, Strøget, is an amalgamation of five streets that run right through the center of the city.

The white cross on the eastern side of the landmass is Copenhagen's airport.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 13-May-1984
  • Center coordinates: lat. 55.68, lon. 12.59


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