Nordhavnen, or Nordhavn, is a harbour area at the coast of Øresund founded at the end of the 19th century in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
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. It covers an area of more than 2 km².

Today, most of Copenhagen Harbours traditional activities are situated in Nordhavn, including ferry berths, a container terminal, marina, and industrial companies.

The S-train station Nordhavn station
Nordhavn station
Nordhavn station is an S-train station served by the A, H, B, C, and E services in Copenhagen, Denmark. The station opened on 15 May 1934....

 is located at Nordhavnen close to the city district Østerbro
Østerbro is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark. 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...


Future plans for Nordhavn

The agency By og Havn has proposed plans to develop Nordhavn as a new city district with tens of thousands of apartments and jobs. The district will be about six times larger than Indre Østerbro
Indre Østerbro
Indre Østerbro , is one of the 15 administrative, statistical, and tax city districts comprising the municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. It lies on the eastern edge of the municipality...

The Municipality of Copenhagen plans to build 400,000 m² for residence and industry around Århusgade from 2008 onwards, and additional 200,000 m² at Kalkbrænderiløbet from 2015. The area is expected to be fully developed within 20–25 years and partially finances the expansion of the Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Metro is a rapid transit system serving Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and Tårnby in Denmark. The system opened between 2002 and 2007, and has two lines, M1 and M2. The driverless light metro supplements the larger S-train rapid transit system, and is integrated with DSB local trains and...


Another future project for the Nordhavn area is the proposed UN-city (FN-byen) at the eastern part of Marmormolen. The 45,000 m² project will include most of the present UN activities in Copenhagen.
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