Brønderslev is a town with a population of 12,046 located 31 kilometers north of Aalborg. It is the municipal seat of Brønderslev municipality, Vendsyssel in Region Nordjylland, the northernmost part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. One of its sister cities is Sweden; the name of the town is derived from Brunder. Southwest of Brønderslev is the large bog of Store Vildmose; the bog is a natural attraction in itself, but it has revealed many archaeological finds from the Iron Age in particular. Brønderslev is home to the regional-museum of'Vildmosemuseet', concentrating on the cultural-history of Store Vildmose and surroundings. Vildmosemuseet is part of The Museums in Brønderslev Municipality which comprise a total of three museums, all recognized by the State of Denmark; the other two being'Try Museum' and'Dorf Møllegård', both in Dronninglund. Brønderslev is served by Brønderslev railway station, it is located on the Aalborg-Hjørring-Frederikshavn railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Frederikshavn and regional train services to Aalborg and Frederikshavn.
Peder Møller a Danish violinist and music teacher Ejnar Mikkelsen a Danish polar explorer and author, made expeditions to Greenland Ellen Gottschalch a Danish stage and film actress Per Bak a Danish theoretical physicist, wrote about self-organized criticality Ove Christensen an Association football manager, most of Vendsyssel FF Kim Jensen assistant national handball coach for the Danish national team for women. Marianne Gaarden a Danish prelate, the 21st and current Bishop of Lolland-Falster Naja Abelsen a Danish-Greenlandic painter and illustrator Stine Jørgensen a Danish handball player for Odense Håndbold and Denmark Jakob Ahlmann Nielsen a Danish footballer, 130 caps for AaB and 2 caps for Denmark The Blue Van is a blues rock band formed in Brønderslev in 2003 Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Vildmosemuseet The museums homepage
Dronninglund is a town with a population of 3,328 in Brønderslev Municipality, Region Nordjylland on the peninsula of Jutland's eastern coast in northern Denmark. Until 1 January 2007, Dronninglund was a municipality in North Jutland County; the municipality covered an area of 316 km², had a total population of 15,213. Its last mayor was a member of the Venstre political party. Dronninglund municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen, it was merged with Brønderslev municipality to form the new Brønderslev Municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 630 km² and a total population of 35,320; the most immediate attraction in Dronninglund is Dronninglund Castle, founded in the 12th century. Dronninglund Church was erected at some point between 1160 and 1200 in relation to the former Hundslund Priory at Dronninglund Castle. Dronninglund is home to the museums of Dorf Møllegård, they are both part of the umbrella organization The Museums in Brønderslev Municipality, which comprise a total of three museums, all recognized by the State of Denmark.
The third museum is the regional-museum of Vildmosemuseet in Brønderslev. The Dronninglund Hotel was established in 1981, it has 72 rooms. Stine Jørgensen a Danish handball player for Odense Håndbold and the Danish national team Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Vildmosemuseet The museums homepage Brønderslev-Dronninglund municipality's official website
Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy; the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660.
It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and human development; the country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.
The etymology of the word Denmark, the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as one kingdom, is a subject which attracts debate. This is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most handbooks derive the first part of the word, the name of the people, from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the -mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth; the larger stone of the two is popularly cited as Denmark's "baptismal certificate", though both use the word "Denmark", in the form of accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone.
The inhabitants of Denmark are there called "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological findings in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron; the tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.
Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal J
This is in Denmark. For the sea inlet in Croatia, see Lim; the Limfjord is a shallow part of the sea, located in Denmark where it is regarded as a fjord since the Vikings. However it has inlets both from the North Sea and Kattegat and hence separates the island of North Jutlandic Island from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula, it extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat. It is 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with numerous bays and islands, most notably Mors, the smaller ones Fur, Venø, Jegindø, Egholm and Livø, it is deepest at Hvalpsund. Its main port is Aalborg, where a railway bridge and road bridge are built across Limfjorden to Nørresundby, while motorway E45 passes it through a tunnel to the east. Commercial ports exist at Thisted, Nykøbing Mors, Skive, Løgstør, Struer and Thyborøn. There are bridges at Oddesund, Vilsund and Sebbersund, a number of ferry crossings; the Limurfjord had only an opening to the sea in the east from the early Middle Ages until 1825.
In that year, the North Sea broke through from the west and created a second opening, turning the northern part of Jutland Vendsyssel-Thy into an island. An isthmus of shifting sand has separated the Limfjord from the North Sea during historic times; the present inlet, Thyborøn Channel, has existed only since 1862. A passage existed during the Viking age. Based on place names and the geography it is thought to have been to the south of the present one, between Ferring Sø and Hygum Nor. Canute the Great sailed into it in 1027 on his way back from England. According to Saxo Grammaticus it closed at some time around 1200. There are records of several floods piercing the isthmus during the 16th to early 19th century. On 3 February 1825 a flood pierced a permanent opening, the so-called Agger Channel, in the north of the 13 km long and less than 1 km wide isthmus, the Agger Tange, which had until linked Thy with the rest of Jutland; the western part of North Jutland lost its road connection with mainland Jutland, but the towns and harbours in the western part of the Limfjord could benefit from becoming directly accessible from the North Sea, to the dismay of Aalborg.
From the 1840s the route became important, as Britain had opened for import of grain, ships could return with British coal. However, the instability of Agger Channel made the towns of the western Limfjord look for a second option. In 1862, a flood pierced another opening, the Thyborøn Channel, through the remainder of Agger Tange. Agger Channel was continuously filling with sand and closed in 1877. Since the remaining Thyborøn Channel is kept open and navigable through dredging; the harbour of Thyborøn was built in 1914-18 and a town was founded. The two isthmuses have shifted eastwards since the 1800s, they are only being preserved by groynes, persistent sandpumping and two road dams along their inward side. At Løgstør, where the wide western part of the Limfjord meets the narrow eastern section, the infamous sand banks Løgstør Grunde were an obstacle to ships. Larger ships needed to be reloaded when passing the banks; the Frederik VII Canal at Løgstør was completed in 1861 to allow for easier passage.
Traffic had increased. The sand banks were dredged out in 1901, rendering the canal obsolete; the canal is now a well-preserved heritage site. A 1946 act provided for re-closing the Channel with dams and sluices at Thyborøn, but this was never carried out; this idea re-emerged in 2005 and is now being investigated. It is thought that the isthmuses would be easier to preserve, that the water level of the Limfjord would be more controllable. In periods of persisting western winds, flooding occurs at low-lying land and harbour areas in the towns of the western Limfjord, since the water can't escape through the narrow, eastern part of the Limfjord. A North Sea to Limfjord canal has been proposed between Hanstholm harbour and Vejlerne, e.g. by Jørgen Fibiger in 1933, the engineer behind the project of Hanstholm harbour. According to myth, a woman gave birth to a pig, which soon grew so big its hairs could be seen over treetops, it dug channels in the ground. One day it reached the water broke in; this would have been at Hals.
The legend is handed down in a medieval ballad, with a Christian tint. In the ballad, the pig is summoned to Thing by peasants to pay for the damage to their crops, it is sentenced to the breaking wheel; the state environmental surveillance vessel Limgrim, based at Skive, is named after the legend. A number of writers of the Modern Breakthrough period and the next decades came from the area around the Limfjord and used it as a lyrical motif, or a setting for their prose: Jens Peter Jacobsen of Thisted, Johan Skjoldborg of Hannæs, Jakob Knudsen of Aggersborg, Jeppe Aakjær and Marie Bregendahl of Fjends, Nobel Prize laureate Johannes Vilhelm Jensen of Farsø and his sister Thit Jensen. Thøger Larsen of Lemvig belonged to the symbolism of the 1920s. Johannes Buchholtz in Struer was a prose writer and his home was a meeting point for many of the Limfjord writers, it is still maintained by Struer Museum and possible to visit. Jeppe Aakjær's farm Jenle close to Skive, Johan Skjoldborg's house in Øsløs, the J
A municipality is a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns and hamlets; the term municipality may mean the governing or ruling body of a given municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district; the term is derived from French Latin municipalis. The English word municipality derives from the Latin social contract municipium, referring to the Latin communities that supplied Rome with troops in exchange for their own incorporation into the Roman state while permitting the communities to retain their own local governments. A municipality can be any political jurisdiction from a sovereign state, such as the Principality of Monaco, to a small village, such as West Hampton Dunes, New York.
The territory over which a municipality has jurisdiction may encompass only one populated place such as a city, town, or village several of such places only parts of such places, sometimes boroughs of a city such as the 34 municipalities of Santiago, Chile. Powers of municipalities range from virtual autonomy to complete subordination to the state. Municipalities may have the right to tax individuals and corporations with income tax, property tax, corporate income tax, but may receive substantial funding from the state. In various countries, municipalities are referred to as "communes", notably in Romance languages such as French commune, Italian comune, Romanian comună, Spanish comuna, in Germanic languages such as German Kommune, Swedish kommun, Faroese kommuna, Norwegian, Danish kommune. However, in Moldova and Romania exist both municipalities and communes, a commune may be part of a municipality. Similar terms include Spanish ayuntamiento called municipalidad, Polish gmina, Dutch/Flemish Gemeente and Luxembourgish Gemeng.
In Australia, the term local government area is used in place of the generic municipality. Here, the "LGA Structure covers only incorporated areas of Australia. Incorporated areas are designated parts of states and territories over which incorporated local governing bodies have responsibility." In Canada, municipalities are local governments established through provincial and territorial legislation within general municipal statutes. Types of municipalities within Canada include cities, district municipalities, municipal districts, parishes, rural municipalities, townships and villes among others; the Province of Ontario has different tiers of municipalities, including lower and single tiers. Types of upper tier municipalities in Ontario include regional municipalities. Nova Scotia has regional municipalities, which include cities, districts, or towns as municipal units. In India, a Municipality or Nagar Palika is an urban local body that administers a city of population 100,000 or more. However, there are exceptions to that, as Municipality were constituted in urban centers with population over 20,000, so all the urban bodies which were classified as Municipality were reclassified as Municipality if their population was under 100,000.
Under the Panchayati Raj system, it interacts directly with the state government, though it is administratively part of the district it is located in. Smaller district cities and bigger towns have a Municipality. Municipality are a form of local self-government entrusted with some duties and responsibilities, as enshrined in the Constitutional Act,1992. In the United Kingdom, the term was used until the 1972 Local Government Act came into effect in 1974 in England and Wales, until 1975 in Scotland and 1976 in Northern Ireland, "both for a city or town, organized for self-government under a municipal corporation, for the governing body itself; such a corporation in Great Britain consists of a head as a mayor or provost, of superior members, as aldermen and councillors". Since local government reorganisation, the unit in England, Northern Ireland and Wales is known as a district, in Scotland as a council area. A district can retain its district title. In Jersey, a municipality refers to the honorary officials elected to run each of the 12 parishes into which it is subdivided.
This is the highest level of regional government in this jurisdiction. In Trinidad and Tobago, "municipality" is understood as a city, town, or other local government unit, formed by municipal charter from the state as a municipal corporation. A town may be awarded borough status and on may be upgraded to city status. Chaguanas, San Fernando, Port of Spain and Point Fortin are the 5 current municipalities in Trinidad and Tobago. In the United States, "municipality" is understood as a city, village, or other local government unit, formed by municipal charter from the state as a municipal corporation. In a state law contex
Nørresundby is a city in Aalborg Municipality, north of Limfjorden, in Vendsyssel, in Denmark. The urban area has a population of 21,761, it is located just north of Aalborg. Statistically its own urban area since 2006, it is still considered part of Aalborg, sometimes the name Greater Aalborg is used to describe the concept; the city is connected to Aalborg by Limfjordsbroen, a road bridge, an iron railway bridge, as well as a motorway passing it to the east and running under the Limfjord. Nørresundby is the site of the Lindholm Høje settlement and burial ground from the Germanic Iron Age and Viking times. There is a museum on the site. Nørresundby has many sports clubs, most notably Lindholm IF, whose highest ranking football team as of the 2013–14 season play at the fourth-highest Danish level, Danmarksserien. In 1865 a pontoon bridge by the name of Christian IX´s pontoon bridge was built. Six years in 1871 a railroad bridge was built, which still stands today. In 1933 the pontoon bridge was removed and a new bridge, called the Limfjords bridge, was built in its place.
Five years on 29 May 1938 Aalborg Airport opened. Through 1958-1960 the Limfjords bridge was expanded and in 1969 the Limfjords tunnel east of Nørresundby was opened; as a supplement to these bridges and the railway bridge, there have for several years been spoken about adding a fourth connection over the Limfjord although no direct action have been taken. Aalborg Airport is located west of Nørresundby. North Flying has its head office in the North Flying Terminal at Aalborg Airport in Nørresundby. Nørresundby is served by Lindholm railway station, located in the district of Lindholm in the western part of the city. Lindholm station is located on the Vendsyssel Line between Frederikshavn, it offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen, regional train services to Aalborg and Frederikshavn, is the northern terminus of the Aalborg Commuter Rail service to Skørping. The city is connected to Aalborg by a road bridge Limfjordsbroen, as well as a motorway passing it to the east and running under the Limfjord.
Henry Nielsen a Danish middle- and long-distance runner, 3000 m world record holder 1934-1936 Verner Nielsen a Danish former football player, played 26 games for the Denmark national football team Søren Jessen-Petersen a Danish lawyer and UN civil servant Henning Jensen a Danish football player who played for Borussia Mönchengladbach Frank Aaen a Danish economist and Member of Parliament for Enhedslisten Orla Hav is the mayor and chairman of North Jutland County, member of the Danish Parliament Ole Bornedal a Danish film director and producer Mohamed Ali a Danish singer of mixed Egyptian and Iraqi origin Nørresundby Gymnasium & HF is an upper secondary school in the city of Nørresundby, in North Jutland in Denmark. The school offers the traditional three-year program but the so-called Higher Preparatory Examination, which takes two years to complete. Nørresundby Gymnasium & HF is a certified Cambridge & Science school and it is furthermore open for exchange students; the school offers 12 different streams of studies.
It is one of the only ones offering Greek as a subject
Skørping is a town and a former municipality in Rebild municipality in Region Nordjylland in the geographic region of the Jutland peninsula known as Himmerland in northern Denmark. The modern town has a population of 2,872 as of 1 January 2014. On January 1, 2007, Skørping municipality ceased to exist as a result of the 2007 Kommunalreformen, it was merged with Støvring municipalities to form the new Rebild municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 628 km² and a total population of 28,457; the town is in the middle of Denmark's second largest forested area. Rebild Bakker is a national park consisting of heather-covered hills, located in the municipality near the village of Rebild; the area was purchased in 1911 by a group of Americans of Danish descent. The effort was led by a Danish-American biochemist. In 1912 the park was given to the Danish state as a present with three conditions: That the area should remain in a natural state; the Rebild National Park Society Inc. is an American non-profit company, whose purpose is to arrange an annual Independence Day festival at the park.
The first Rebild Festival took place in 1912, when King Christian X spoke to a crowd of 10,000. The day has been celebrated every year since with the exception of the periods during World War I and World War II, it is the largest 4 July celebration outside the United States, features speeches by American and Danish politicians, as well as general entertainment. The park is visited by 400,000 people each year, making it one of Denmark's major tourist attractions, it has many hiking trails, sheep wander loose in the hilly terrain. There is a full-size reproduction of Abraham Lincoln's log cabin and a totem pole in the park. Jørgen Friis a Danish lord and Governor-general of Norway Anders Bundgaard a Danish sculptor Evald Thomsen a Danish fiddler and collector and promoter of Danish traditional music Jesper Møller Chairman of the Danish Football Association since 2014 Bo Svensson a retired Danish professional footballer, 291 club caps Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Rebild municipality's official website Rebild tourism bureau Rebild National Park Society, Inc