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Article: Expat Life in the Danish City of Odense
The Danish city of Odense is the country's third largest in terms of population, taking the bronze to Copenhagen's gold and Aarhus' silver. Though the population of Odense only amounts to roughly a fifth of Copenhagen's, it boasts a number of impressive features that make it suitable for those who are interested in the Scandinavian lifestyle, but prefer a compromise between hyper-urbanization and the close-knit 'small town' community.
Odense is located right in the middle of the Funen Island, which itself lies between the isle of Zealand and the Jutland peninsula. As such, the more condescending residents of both Aarhus and Copenhagen sometimes joke about it as being nothing more than a service station along the E20 highway that connects the two cities. Proud Odense residents are likely to return fire by claiming that - as it says on an official website promoting the city - Odense is at the geographical "heart" of Denmark...
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- Forum Legend