List of cities in Denmark by population

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This is a list of cities in Denmark by population. By not incorporating conurbation, this list differs from the List of urban areas in Denmark by population.

The population is measured by Statistics Denmark for cities, defined by administrative areas, which is defined as a contiguous built-up area with a maximum distance of 200 meters between houses, unless further distance is caused by public areas, cemeteries or similar. Furthermore, to obtain by-status, the area must have at least 200 inhabitants and limited by administrative borders.[1]

Map of Denmark
Copenhagen, Capital of Denmark
Most populous cities in Denmark as of 1 January 2010[2]1
# City Population 2010 Change from 2009 Population 2009
1 Copenhagena 1,181,239 Increase 9,634 1,167,569
2 Aarhus 242.914 Increase 3,049 239.865
3 Odense 166,305 Increase 7,627 158,678
4 Aalborgb 102,312 Increase 815 101,497
5 Frederiksberga 96,718 Increase 1,689 95,029
6 Esbjerg 71,459 Increase 434 71,025
7 Gentoftea 71,052 Increase 1,258 69,794
8 Gladsaxea 64,102 Increase 869 63,233
9 Randers 60,227 Increase 385 59,842
10 Kolding 57,087 Increase 838 56,249
11 Horsens 52,998 Increase 480 52,518
12 Lyngby-Taarbæka 51,887 Increase 355 51,532
13 Vejle 50,832 Increase 178 50,654
14 Hvidovrea 49,724 Increase 358 49,366
15 Roskilde 46,701 Increase 409 46,292
16 Helsingør 46,125 Increase 97 46,028
17 Herning 45,890 Increase 420 45,470
18 Silkeborg 42,396 Increase 417 41,979
19 Næstved 41,729 Increase 12 41,717
20 Greve Stranda 40,762 Decrease 127 40,889
21 Tårnbya 40,045 Decrease 169 40,214
22 Fredericia 39,513 Increase 29 39,484
23 Ballerupa 38,760 Increase 31 38,729
24 Rødovrea 36,233 Increase 5 36,228
25 Viborg 35,656 Increase 548 35,108
26 Køge 34,937 Increase 204 34,733
27 Holstebro 34,024 Decrease 38 34,062
28 Brøndbya 33,588 Decrease 174 33,762
29 Taastrupa 32,260 Increase 158 32,102
30 Slagelse 31,918 Increase 236 31,682
31 Hillerød 29,951 Increase 268 29,683
32 Albertslunda 27,457 Decrease 249 27,706
33 Sønderborg 27,194 Increase 15 27,179
34 Svendborg 27,113 Decrease 66 27,179
35 Herleva 26,462 Decrease 173 26,635
36 Holbæk 27,157 Increase 534 26,623
37 Hjørring 24,892 Decrease 71 24,963
38 Hørsholm3 23,814 Increase 279 23,535
39 Frederikshavn 23,331 Decrease 18 23,511
40 Glostrupa 21,296 New New
41 Haderslev 21,293 Decrease 142 21,435
42 Nørresundbyb 21,120 Increase 156 20,964
43 Ringsted 20,767 Increase 192 20,575
44 Ølstykke-Stenløse2 20,648 New New
45 Skive 20,565 Decrease 121 20,686

1 = All cities with a population of 20,000 or more.
2 = Ølstykke-Stenløse is a new city, created by conurbation between Ølstykke and Stenløse on 2010-01-01.
3 = The city Hørsholm is a part of several municipalities.
a = Part of the Urban Copenhagen (da: Hovedstadsområdet).
b = Part of the Aalborg urban area.

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