What does "likes to" mean in this sentence?

Copenhagen likes to be known as the city that never sleeps.

What is the equivalent word or expression to it?

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It's exactly the same like as in I like to swim or I like to drink whiskey or I like to be dropped out of airplanes with a parachute.

The writer is personifying the city of Copenhagen—treating the city as a person, when what is actually meant is that the inhabitants of the city (or the administration, or the Tourism Office, or the owners of hotels and restaurants and nightclubs) would like you to think of Copenhagen as the city that never sleeps, where hot entertainment is available around the clock.

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