Copenhagen is a piece of the Øresund Region, which comprises of Zealand, Lolland-Falster, and Bornholm in Denmark and Scania in Sweden. It is situated on the eastern shore of the island of Zealand, halfway on the island of Amager and on various common and manufactured islets between the two. Copenhagen faces the Øresund toward the east, the strait of water that isolates Denmark from Sweden, and which interfaces the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Swedish towns of Malmö and Landskrona lie on the Swedish side of the sound specifically opposite Copenhagen. By street, Copenhagen is 42 kilometers (26 mi) northwest of Malmö, Sweden, 85 kilometers (53 mi) upper east of Næstved, 164 kilometers (102 mi) upper east of Odense, 295 kilometers (183 mi) east of Esbjerg and 188 kilometers (117 mi) southeast of Aarhus via ocean and street by means of Sjællands Odde.
The downtown area lies in the region initially characterized by the old bulwarks, which are still alluded to as the Fortification Ring (Fæstningsringen) and kept as an incomplete green band around it. At that point come the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century private neighborhoods of Østerbro, Nørrebro, Vesterbro, and Amagerbro. The remote territories of Kongens Enghave, Valby, Vigerslev, Vanløse, Brønshøj, Utterslev, and Sundby took after from 1920 to 1960. They comprise for the most part of private lodging and lofts frequently improved with parks and greenery.