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City: Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen lies on the East coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland), and on the island of Amager. Its founding date is commonly referred to as being 1167, the year that Bishop Absalon built his "castle at the port". The historical character of the city is clearly in shown by the many excellent renaissance buildings which were built during the reign of Christian IV. The medieval city and its suburbs form a harmonious whole. The waterfront is not only essential for the prosperity of the town, it also serves as a framework for the city. Copenhagen has 518,574 inhabitants. Greater -Copenhagen (Hovedstadsområdet-Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and 16 other municipalities) number 1.153.615 residents (2008).

 

Building: The Christiansborg in Copenhagen has an impressive history. The first Royal Palace was built in 1736 by King Christian VI. This palace burned down in 1794. A second palace was built and completed in 1828. This palace was also destroyed by fire, in 1884. A third palace, the current Christiansborg, was built and finished in 1906. The style is Neo-Baroque. Today the palace is used by the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court and the offices of the Prime Minister.


Object: God's name can here be seen in an impressive decoration. It is written as the Tetragrammaton.

 

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