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Just 5 Of The Reasons Why Copenhagen Is Such An Amazing And Unique City

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Junior Writer

Just 5 Of The Reasons Why Copenhagen Is Such An Amazing And Unique City

1. It’s one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Whilst travel in and out of the Danish capital isn’t a reality at the moment, National Geographic ranks it as one of the best places in the world to visit. Our beautiful city stands out in a list mostly comprised of National Parks and stunning, remote, natural areas. Copenhagen has natural beauty in spades, but it also has the feel of a city. This is one of the reasons why our city is so unique.

Read more: Copenhagen Ranked One Of The Best Places To Visit By National Geographic

2. Copenhagen has one of the best work-life balances in the world.

According to the statistics-focused site, Kisi, Copenhagen comes in at a healthy 3rd in the world when it comes to work-life balance. Copenhagen comes in as the sixth-best city in the world when it comes to Covid-19 impact. Copenhageners apparently work, on average, 37.5 hours a week. This compares to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, which comes in at last place for working hours. The average person in Kuala Lumpur works on average 52 hours a week.

Read more: Copenhagen Has The 3rd Best Work-Life Balance In The Whole World According To Statistics

3. Copenhageners speak the best English of all non-natives cities.

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English is not one of Denmark’s official languages, so it is remarkable that Denmark scores higher in English proficiency than some places that do consider English an official language. For example, Singapore does consider English as one of its official languages but the country comes in at number 10. Even South Africa, where there are 11 official languages, and where English is used in education and considered an official language, comes in at number 12 on the list.

Read more: Copenhagen Officially Speaks The Best English Of All Non-Native Cities

4. Copenhagen has an amazing gastronomic culture.

Not only are Danish foods known and loved around the world, but the city is also filled with amazing restaurants. Copenhagen’s restaurants are so amazing, in fact, that the city has a whopping 23 Michelin stars. These Michelin stars are split across 17 fantastic restaurants and the stars just keep coming. Two were added just this year, despite all that has happened with the pandemic.

5. Copenhagen is on course to become the first carbon-neutral capital in just 5 years

Lord Mayor Frank Jensen says that Copenhagen is committed to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. Moreover, Copenhagen is on track to do so and the benefits for Copenhageners will be huge if this target is met.  As USA Today points out, ‘global pollution is the world’s biggest killer’, after all. Copenhagen has already implemented tangible measures. For example, the transition Copenhagen’s public transport system is making from diesel to electric-powered vehicles.

Read more: 8 Exciting Experiences We’re Eagerly Anticipating In Copenhagen In 2021