Population of Cities in Denmark (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
71
10,000 to 100,000
  • Copenhagen
  • Arhus
  • Odense
  • Aalborg
  • Frederiksberg
  • Esbjerg
  • Randers
  • Kolding
  • Vejle
  • Horsens
  • Hvidovre
  • Greve
  • Herning
  • Roskilde
  • Silkeborg
  • Naestved
  • Charlottenlund
  • Ballerup
  • Vanlose
  • Fredericia
  • Horsholm
  • Helsingor
  • Viborg
  • Koge
  • Holstebro
  • Slagelse
  • Taastrup
  • Hillerod
  • Rodovre
  • Albertslund
  • Svendborg
  • Sonderborg
  • Hjorring
  • Holbaek
  • Frederikshavn
  • Norresundby
  • Haderslev
  • Skive
  • Glostrup
  • Ringsted
  • Stenlose
  • Ishoj
  • Birkerod
  • Farum
  • Nykobing Falster
  • Aabenraa
  • Kalundborg
  • Nyborg
  • Lillerod
  • Korsor

The southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is made up of the Jutland peninsula surrounded by an archipelago of almost 450 islands. The capital city of Copenhagen lies on the coastal islands of Amager and Zealand, and is connected to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Oresund Bridge. The city has a population of 775,033, while the surrounding urban area has around 1.3 million residents. Copenhagen is a very popular tourist destination with many landmarks, including the Tivoli Gardens, several palaces, many museums and, most famously of all, the Little Mermaid statue.

Denmark's second-largest city is Aarhus, located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula. The Aarhus urban area has a population of 273,077, but Aarhus is also the main city in the East Jutland metropolitan area, which has over 1.3 million residents. A center of trade and industry, Aarhus is the cultural and economic core of the Jutland region, and is also home to Scandinavia's largest university. In the southern part of the country is the city of Odense, the third-largest in the country with a population of 178,210. The city is known for being the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, writer of the Little Mermaid fairy story on which Copenhagen's statue is based.

Denmark has 1 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 71 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Denmark is Copenhagen, with a population of 1,153,615 people.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early fifteenth century.

1,153,615

Arhus

Aarhus is the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest center for trade in Denmark.

237,551

Odense

There has been human settlement in the Odense area for over 4,000 years.

145,931

Aalborg

Aalborg is the third most populous city in the Denmark after Copenhagen and Aarhus.

122,219

Frederiksberg

Frederiksberg is officially an independent municipality, but is generally treated as being part of Copenhagen.

95,029

Esbjerg

The 'Man Meets the Sea' sculpture is one of the prominent sights in Esbjerg. It consists of four nine metre tall (27 feet) white-colored men overlooking Saedding Beach.

72,205

Randers

Randers became a thriving market town in medieval times.

55,780

Kolding

Kolding is the seventh largest city in Denmark.

55,363

Name 2018 Population Location
Copenhagen1,153,615Map
Arhus237,551Map
Odense145,931Map
Aalborg122,219Map
Frederiksberg95,029Map
Esbjerg72,205Map
Randers55,780Map
Kolding55,363Map
Vejle51,177Map
Horsens50,074Map
Hvidovre49,380Map
Greve47,671Map
Herning44,763Map
Roskilde44,285Map
Silkeborg41,674Map
Naestved40,660Map
Charlottenlund40,000Map
Ballerup40,000Map
Vanlose37,115Map
Fredericia36,946Map
Horsholm36,670Map
Helsingor35,048Map
Viborg34,831Map
Koge33,885Map
Holstebro32,072Map
Slagelse31,896Map
Taastrup30,977Map
Hillerod30,853Map
Rodovre30,000Map
Albertslund30,000Map
Svendborg27,553Map
Sonderborg27,033Map
Hjorring24,634Map
Holbaek24,544Map
Frederikshavn24,103Map
Norresundby22,083Map
Haderslev20,825Map
Skive20,815Map
Glostrup20,673Map
Ringsted20,188Map
Stenlose19,998Map
Ishoj19,453Map
Birkerod18,901Map
Farum18,376Map
Nykobing Falster16,807Map
Aabenraa16,344Map
Kalundborg15,939Map
Nyborg15,826Map
Lillerod15,359Map
Korsor15,029Map
Solrod Strand14,845Map
Ikast14,692Map
Frederikssund14,564Map
Grenaa14,317Map
Nakskov14,081Map
Ronne13,890Map
Middelfart13,596Map
Skanderborg13,543Map
Vallensbaek13,500Map
Vaerlose13,024Map
Thisted13,020Map
Varde12,735Map
Frederiksvaerk12,176Map
Vordingborg12,014Map
Bronderslev11,671Map
Espergaerde11,358Map
Struer11,317Map
Flong11,108Map
Hobro11,064Map
Dragor11,045Map
Odder11,009Map
Kongens Lyngby10,600Map
Haslev10,588Map
Christianshavn10,140Map
Hedensted10,048Map
Tarnby10,000Map
Jyllinge9,981Map
Skagen9,747Map
Smorumnedre9,507Map
Grindsted9,414Map
Nykobing Mors9,326Map
Ringkobing9,315Map
Lystrup9,107Map
Humlebaek8,965Map
Lokken8,828Map
Hundested8,615Map
Trorod8,576Map
Vejen8,525Map
Malov8,513Map
Saeby8,435Map
Fredensborg8,249Map
Niva8,035Map
Vojens8,019Map
Ribe7,983Map
Tonder7,841Map
Aars7,771Map
Ebeltoft7,501Map
Nordborg7,406Map
Bjerringbro7,390Map
Helsinge7,354Map
Lemvig7,330Map
Tranbjerg7,307Map
Faaborg7,239Map
Soro7,167Map
Skjern7,145Map
Hinnerup7,055Map
Hadsten7,020Map
Slangerup6,829Map
Bramming6,726Map
Hirtshals6,653Map
Skaelskor6,455Map
Brande6,357Map
Stovring6,239Map
Billund6,160Map
Hammel6,138Map
Horning6,085Map
Assens6,053Map
Gilleleje5,799Map
Kerteminde5,748Map
Stavnsholt5,658Map
Neder Holluf5,612Map
Nykobing Sjaelland5,596Map
Rodekro5,452Map
Maribo5,349Map
Olstykke5,348Map
Hellebaek5,243Map
Munkebo5,225Map
Tune5,168Map
Hadsund5,066Map
Kolt5,061Map
Logten5,048Map