Copenhagen Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark

January 19, 2006
This Landsat Thematic Mapper image shows Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, as it is in 2004.

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).

1.7 million live in the Greater Copenhagen Area, and the Öresund region consisting of Copenhagen and southern Sweden (Skåne) has a population of 2.8 million inhabitants. As can be seen from the image, the density of the population is high at 5,800 people per sq km.

Denmark up until the 1980's was totally dependent on coal and oil imports. Oil was discovered in the North Seas, and in 1984, natural gas distribution via a nationwide pipeline network made Denmark 100 % self-sufficient. This pipeline can be seen as the white line to the extreme right of the image.

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: 02-Apr-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. 55.68, lon. 12.59

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