Østerbro (Danish pronunciation: [ˈøstɐˌpʁoˀ]) (literally, "Eastern Bridge") 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.

Østerbro København
Østerbro København
Etymology: Eastern Bridge
Coordinates: 55°42′40″N 12°34′41″E / 55.711°N 12.578°E / 55.711; 12.578Coordinates: 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)


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 cultureEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit


  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 linksEdit

  Media related to Østerbro at Wikimedia Commons