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Copenhagen is a maritime City-State City-State in Civilization V. Maritime city-states give Food Food to your cities when you befriend or ally with them.

Game Info[]

A day after the Danish DLC civilization was announced, Copenhagen became the Capital Capital of Denmark and was replaced with Sydney in patch 1.0.1.275.

Musical Theme Inspiration: ?

Architecture: European

Civilopedia entry[]

Once a small fishing village known as Havn, Copenhagen is now the largest city and capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. While some archaeological finds date the town back to the late Viking age, the founding of Copenhagen is traditionally set in 1167, when the Danish Bishop Absalon fortified the harbor town. The well-protected harbor established Copenhagen's importance as a center of trade and commerce for centuries to come, and it was made the capital of Denmark early in the 15th century. Unfortunately, other civilizations also noticed the natural riches of Copenhagen's harbor, and the city was attacked numerous times, especially by the Hanseatic League (a trade organization running a monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe).

In 1658 the Swedes unsuccessfully tried to take the city, but in 1807 the British succeeded where they could not; a preemptive naval blockade, following by a sweeping firebombing bombardment on civilian buildings and its failing old defenses, caused massive damage to the city and left hundreds dead. After the end of the Napoleonic wars, the city began to rebuild and expand over the now useless defensive inland moats, improving sanitation and incorporating nearby towns in the process. Copenhagen was occupied by the Germans in World War II, but did not sustain any substantial damage and continued to expand greatly after the war's end.

Copenhagen is now recognized as one of the up-and-coming cities in Europe and is ranked the "most livable city in the world" for its wonderful quality of life. The city is also renowned for its extensive public infrastructure and environmentally-friendly policies. Copenhagen is now one of the most visited cities in Europe and has become a veritable Mecca for the world's new architects, chefs, and designers.

See also[]

Civilization V City-states [edit]
Cultured BogotaBratislava BNW-onlyBrusselsBucharestBuenos Aires BNW-onlyFlorenceKabul BNW-onlyKiev BNW-onlyKuala LumpurKyzyl BNW-onlyMilan GodsKings5 clearMonacoPrague GodsKings5 clearSeoulViennaWarsawYerevan GodsKings5 clear
Maritime Byblos BNW-onlyCape TownCopenhagenHelsinkiJakarta GodsKings5 clearLisbon GodsKings5 clearManila GodsKings5 clearMogadishu BNW-onlyMombasa GodsKings5 clearOrmus BNW-onlyOsloPanama City BNW-onlyQuebec CityRagusaRiga BNW-onlyRio de JaneiroStockholmSydneyUr BNW-onlyVancouver BNW-onlyVeniceWellington
Mercantile GodsKings5 clear Antananarivo BNW-onlyAntwerp GodsKings5 clearCahokia GodsKings5 clearColombo GodsKings5 clearGenoaHong Kong GodsKings5 clearMalacca BNW-onlyMarrakech GodsKings5 clearMelbourne BNW-onlySamarkand BNW-onlySingaporeTyreVilniusZanzibar GodsKings5 clearZurich GodsKings5 clear
Militaristic AlmatyBelgradeBudapestDublinEdinburghHanoiM'banza-Kongo BNW-onlySidonSofia BNW-onlyValletta GodsKings5 clear
Religious GodsKings5 clear GenevaIfe BNW-onlyJerusalem GodsKings5 clearKathmanduLa Venta GodsKings5 clearLhasaVatican City GodsKings5 clearWittenberg GodsKings5 clear

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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