About The Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region is one of the 5 regions in Denmark. The Danish government administrative structure is divided into 5 regions and 98 municipalities. The regions are headed by a regional council elected on a four-year basis.

The government of the Capital Region of Denmark

The five regions in Denmark hold the primary responsibility for all health services and hospitals. In addition, the regions – together with the municipalities, the business community and various organisations – are also responsible for creating regional business development. In addition, the Capital Region is responsible for safekeeping clean drinking-water and soil in the region.

Facts about the Capital Region of Denmark 

  • 1.6 million residents – making it Denmark's largest region
  • Creates 40% of the Danish GDP
  • Attracts 85% of all foreign investments in Denmark
  • Stands for 50% of the Danish total export volume
  • Denmark is a part of the European Union's 500 million inhabitants and the Common Market 
  • 40,000 employees and an annual budget of CNY 37.1 billion
  • Operates 13 hospitals, emergency services, and mental health services
  • Manages a regional development budget of CNY 930 million
  • 80% of all Danish health-tech companies are located in the Capital Region
  • The University of Copenhagen is the highest-ranked university in the Scandinavian region, and ranked 45th globally
  • Direct daily flights are available from Copenhagen Airport to Beijing and Shanghai

The Capital Region of Denmark is a part of Greater Copenhagen.

Greater Copenhagen is a metropolitan region that spans Eastern Denmark and Scania (Skåne) in Southern Sweden. The 79 municipalities in Greater Copenhagen are home to 3.9 million inhabitants and offer Scandinavia's largest recruitment base of highly-skilled employees. The region houses world-class research facilities and a creative business environment with access to the markets of two countries.

Greater Copenhagen aims to be the leading metropolis in Northern Europe in terms of attracting and retaining international investments, companies, tourism and talent.

The Greater Copenhagen Collaboration is a political platform for promoting regional collaboration and economic growth. The mayors and regional chairpersons of Eastern Denmark lead the Collaboration.

In close dialogue with business and other key players in Greater Copenhagen, the Greater Copenhagen Collaboration launches strategic initiatives to generate economic growth and create jobs in Greater Copenhagen.​​​

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