Eurovision Song Contest 2001 - Location


Location of the host city in the Denmark. For more details on the host city, see Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark was the host city for the ninth edition of Eurovision. First documentation of the city was in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional centre. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with the largest airport in Scandinavia, Kastrup, located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, have made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters and conventions.

The venue choice for the contest was the Parken Stadium, a football stadium in the Indre Østerbro (Inner Østerbro) district of Copenhagen, Denmark, built from 1990–1992. A total of 35,000 spectators saw the show live from within the stadium, breaking a record held by the previous hosts Sweden in 2000.

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