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Copenhagen has no official city flag. Sometimes used: a logo-on-a-sheet-like rag, probably designed by some advertising agency is used.
Ole Andersen, 14 December 1997

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Proposal by Peter Orenski and Harry Oswald

[Copenhagen proposal]
image by Peter Orenski

Peter Orenski wrote, "As passionate vexillologists, once we found out (to our great surprise) that Copenhagen didn't have a city flag, we went to Town Hall and spoke with people in the Archive Dept., Library, and Jan Horskjœr's Information Office, trying to find out:

1. WHY Copenhagen didn't have a flag, and
2. WHAT the various Copenhageners at Town Hall thought an appropriate symbol and flag for the capital might be.

The Archive Dept. and Mr. Horskjœr's office were especially helpful in providing copies of the Københavns Kommune's beautiful arms, both the original design and its modern stylized version. After several discussions with Town Hall employees, they agreed that the attached design would be an appropriate city flag. As you see, the proposed flag mirrors the national flag in its dimensions, colors, and hoist-displaced charge -- Bishop Absalon's famous 1167 'Castle at Havn.'

Peter Orenski, 7 September 2003

A flag like this has already been seen as a centered logo-on-a-bedsheet printed both blue on white and white on blue flying at the cruise liner quay Langeline as much as 10 years ago, possibly the responsibility of parks department or a public relations firm.
Hugh Watkins, 11 August 2006

Copenhagen Coat of Arms

[Copenhagen Coat of Arms]
image by Albert S. Kirsch, 31 July 2012

At a souvenir site featuring Danish-themed goodies, I came across a number of shirts, etc., featuring the attached device as the "coat-of-arms" of Copenhagen. I never saw it before; the usual one, dating back to the 17th century, is three towers and some waves etc. A stylized version of that serves as the city's modern logo.
Albert S. Kirsch, 31 July 2012

It is Coat of arms of Københavns Amt (Copenhagen County).
Valentin Poposki, 31 July 2012

I must admit: I never saw that flag bearing the well known Coat of arms of the city, and I am in doubt, whether there is a flag of Copenhagen Amt (=district). Local flags in Denmark are only rarely used.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 02 August 2012

According to wikipedia, Copenhagen County [Amt] "covered the municipalities in the metropolitan Copenhagen area, with the exception of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Effective January 1, 2007, the county was abolished and merged into Region Hovedstaden (i.e. Copenhagen Capital Region)."
Ned Smith, 02 August 2012

Football Club København

[Football Club København]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 November 2005

The Football Club København (F.C. Copenhagen) FCK flag can be seen flying on this image, and logo better seen on this image.
Hugh Watkins, 15 November 2005

The flag is nearly square and shows the club's logo on white. The logo includes the Dannebrog and a blue stylized lion's head, with blue sans serif capitals "F.C. København" closing on a circular area.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 November 2005

Copenhagen University

[Copenhagen University]
image by Hugh Watkins, 26 August 2006