Østerbro (Danish pronunciation: [ˈøstɐˌpʁoˀ]) is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark.[2] It is located just north of the city centre, outside the old city gate Østerport which, after it was moved around 1700, used to be located close to present-day Østerport Station. From the beginning, Østerbro has been a wealthy district, and it remains one of the most affluent areas in Copenhagen.

Østerbro København
Østerbro København
Etymology: Paved road outside eastern gate[1]
Coordinates: 55°42′40″N 12°34′41″E / 55.711°N 12.578°E / 55.711; 12.578
 • Total8.74 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
 (January 1, 2016)
 • Total76,402
 • Density8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)

Geography edit

Østerbro has an area of 11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi) and a population of 68,769.[3] It is bordered by Nørrebro to the west, Hellerup to the north and Øresund to the east.

Landmarks edit

In popular culture edit

  • In the popular children's novel, Number the Stars, Østerbrogade is a road on which the Annemarie and her friends run down, but are then stopped by a Nazi soldier.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Østerbro". Den Store Danske. Archived from the original on 2023-05-25. Retrieved 2023-05-25.
  2. ^ "Københavns bydele". Københavns Kommune. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  3. ^ "Folketal og boliger i bydele og roder samt folketal i skoledistrikter 1. januar 2009". Københavns Kommune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-11-01.

External links edit

  Media related to Østerbro at Wikimedia Commons