Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city, with an urban population of 1,213,822 (as of 1 January 2012 (2012 -01-01) and a metropolitan population of 1,937,611 (as of 1 July 2012 (2012 -07-01.) With the completion of the transnational resund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating resund Region. Within this region, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malm are growing into a combined metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager. Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century, while being documented as such since the 11th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional centre.
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