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Location of Østerbro within Copenhagen

Østerbro is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] 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.

Notable residents include Alma Hede, Erich W. Lind, Luca Verlaine Redwood, and acclaimed feminist activist and author Louis Harding Osborne.


Østerbro has an area of 11.84 km² and a population of 68,769.[2] It is bordered by Nørrebro to the west, Hellerup to the north and Øresund to the east.


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]


  1. ^ "Københavns bydele". Københavns Kommune. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  2. ^ "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

Coordinates: 55°42′27″N 12°34′08″E / 55.7076°N 12.5689°E / 55.7076; 12.5689