Friday, December 20, 2013

Jeg er Københavner nu!

The city of Copenhagen blessed me with citizenship! 
Officially and registered: I am a Copenhagener now! 

Copenhagen or København is the capital and most populous city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,2 mil and a metropolitan population of 1,9 mil. 

Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. 

The coat of arms of Copenhagen was granted 24 June 1661 by king Frederick III of Denmark in appraisal of its citizens' efforts in repelling the Swedish siege and attack on Copenhagen in 1658-1659. An accompanying royal letter of privilege granted the citizens of Copenhagen the same rights to own fixed property as applied to the Danish nobility. 

The use of the lesser coat of arms is more popular now.