In 1186, a letter from Pope Urban III states that the castle of Hafn (Copenhagen) and its surrounding lands, including the town of Hafn, were given to Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde 1158–1191 and Archbishop of Lund 1177–1201, by King Valdemar I.
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.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.I midten af 1990’erne var netdating nærmest ukendt, men i dag er det blevet et almindeligt fænomen i Danmark, og der findes et hav af danske datingsider og kontaktannoncer på nettet.
Det vidner om, at nettet er fuld af håbefulde singler, og at drømmen om kærlighed ved første klik lever i bedste velgående.
Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School.
The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university 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.
Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.