The city of Frederiksberg is a municipality with about 93,000 inhabitants and has an area of 8.7 km2 and is located on the island of Sjaelland. It is one of the 29 municipalities in the Hovedstaden district, and is the fifth largest city in Denmark by population.
In the past, Frederiksberg was not yet at home in the city walls of Copenhagen, but through the integration of other small municipalities into the Greater Municipality of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg of Copenhagen was simply included. The history of Frederiksberg dates back to 1651.
Then the Danish king Frederik III allowed about 20 peasants to settle the island of Amager, located in the south of Copenhagen. In the years 1700 to 1703 Frederik IV had a castle built on Valby Hill. It was inspired by the king’s travels to Italy and France. That is why the castle received the name of Friedrich’s Mountain. So the city, which was located below the castle hill, was renamed Frederiksberg. The growth of the city was very sparse, because around 1800, there were only about 1200 inhabitants. It was only in 1823, when the new military boundary around the city of Copenhagen was changed and finally even abolished, that the great growth of Frederiksberg began. Of course, Frederiksberg was favored in its development by the advantageous location directly on the sea with the large harbor and the many anchorages. Because it was a stone’s throw to the coasts of Norway and Sweden, which of course also had economic and political advantages. Thus, in 1818, the small fishing village was granted city rights by the then Danish king Frederik VI and was renamed Frederikshavn. Over time, Frederikshavn became one of the largest trading centers in the region.
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