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The Little Mermaid
Den lille Havfrue
A statue of a mermaid sitting on a rock, surrounded by water.
Statue of The Little Mermaid at Langelinie
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Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Designer Edvard Eriksen
Type Statue
Material Bronze
Opening date August 23, 1913

The Little Mermaid is a statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. It sits on a rock in the harbor. It was inspired by a performance of a ballet based on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. It is 1.25 metres (4.1 ft) tall. Sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the bronze statue. It was presented to the public on 23 August 1913.

The statue was the idea of Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg.

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