Roskilde is the main city in Roskilde Municipality. It lies on the island of Zealand, Denmark. The city is ancient, dating from the Viking Age and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Roskilde train station is a major stop between Copenhagen and the regions of Denmark located to its west. With a population of 47,828 (1 January 2012), the city is an economic center for the region. Roskilde has a pedestrian street running down the center of the city, with many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Several tourist attractions draw visitors from around Denmark and the world. The local university has an education program that invites international students to attend for a year.