Hvorslev is a Danish village of Region Midtjylland with a population of 221. It is, both with the towns of Hadsten and Hammel, the administrative seat of Favrskov Municipality and until 1 January 2007 it was the seat of the former Hvorslev Municipality. Aldrup Vidstrup
Frederikshavn is a Danish town in Frederikshavn municipality, Region Nordjylland, on the northeast coast of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Its name translates to "Frederik's harbor", it was named Fladstrand. The town has a population of 23,423, is an important traffic portal with its ferry connections to Gothenburg in Sweden and Oslo in Norway; the town is well known for fishing, its fishing and industrial harbours. Frederikshavn's oldest building, Fiskerklyngen, is from the mid-16th century, but the houses now there are from 18th–19th centuries. Frederikshavn was called Fladstrand from its location in Flade parish; the first mention of a settlement is in a letter dated 13 March 1572 found in the Danish chancery letterbooks. It was a fishing village, crossing point to Norway; the old Fladstrand church was built between 1686 and 1690. On 31 December 1700 a tax of 500 rigsdaler was put on the town which indicates a fair amount of trade. During the Great Nordic War from 1700 to 1721 the town saw a rise in activity as travellers to Norway embarked from here as the route over Sweden was cut.
The activity subsided after the war. A royal maritime pilot was stationed at the town from 1733 after King Christian VI was forced to stay in the town due to bad weather on his journey to Norway. In 1735 the town was described as a hamlet which supports itself on fishing and beaching of scows and some farming. Due to its advantageous proximity to the entrance to the Baltic Sea, Frederikshavn has been a naval base of some strategic importance. In 1627 under Kejserkrigen, Melchior von Hatzfeldt troops built a Sconce north of the fishing village; the sconce is preserved to this day. After the war this was manned by Danish troops. In 1675 the fortification was expanded with a sconse south of the harbour. Between 1686 and 1687 the fortification was expanded again with a wall and a port, it was described as a citadel. The tower is known as Krudttårnet. In 1891 the wall and port was demolished. Krudttårnet is incorporated in the municipality's coat-of-arms. During the Great Nordic War from 1700 to 1721 Peter Tordenskjold barricaded himself here in his fights against Sweden.
In 1712 the Battle of Fladstrand was fought in the nearby sea between Swedish and Danish naval forces. In 1735, 50 Danish men were stationed at the fortress. From the middle of the 18th century the military importance of the citadel was dwindling and some of the fortifications and building was disposed off, it gained new importance during the Gunboat War from 1807 to 1814, but its value diminished again after the war. The citadel was discontinued in 1864. During the Gunboat War, the town saw increasing activity; the first artificial harbour was constructed from 1808 to 1810 due to the war and after several years of strong promotion of the local merchant Frantz Übersax. Denmarks defeat in the war had a great impact in Fladstrand; the military left and the town largest source of income ceased. Denmark general economic crisis worsened the situation; the town did not have status as a market town, but trade and other activities exclusive to market towns had happened unlawful in Fladstrand for several decades anyway.
A majority of the population had livelihoods based on crafts and trade, not production. This was used by the local civil servant as an argument to for giving the town market town status; the harbour directorate argued that it was a strategic place for a harbour and giving the town market town status and legalising the current activities would help with the upkeep. On 25 September 1818 Frederik VI bestowed the town status as a market town under the name of Frederikshavn. Companies in the area include the Navy Base Frederikshavn. Frederikshavn, like the rest of North Jutland, was hit with hard unemployment; the town's largest workplace, the shipyard Danyard, closed in the late 1990s. This resulted in more than 2,000 workers being unemployed. Today there is still activity at the large ship building area, with many small companies renting space there. In summer 2008, the unemployment rate, like the rest of Denmark, fell to a minimum low record of 2%; as with many provincial municipalities around the world, some of its young people leave to large urban cities.
However, the municipality is engaged in many innovative projects which are attracting tourists and aim to retain population. Frederikshavn is beginning a transition to make it the first medium-sized city/large town in the world to rely on renewable energy resources for power, including transportation and cars; the process is expected to be completed by 2030. As of 2010, the city was powered 18% by renewable energy. Martin Professional had a large presence before its closure in 2016; the Danish term "frederikshavner" is used to denote a quality plaice the most popular fish eaten in Denmark. The drama/thriller series Norskov was filmed around Frederikshavn. Bangsbo Museum Frederikshavn Art Museum Frederikshavn Shipyard Historical Society Tordenskiold Festival, celebrated since 1998. Lighting Festival, biannual festival. Bangsbo Flower Festival Bangsbo Fort Bangsbo Botanical Garden Frederikshavn White Hawks are the local professional ice hockey team playing in the premier Danish ice hockey league, Metal Ligaen.
Frederikshavn is served by Frederikshavn railway station. It is the terminal train station of the Vendsyssel and S
Stenløse is a town and a former municipality in Egedal municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The former Stenløse Municipality covered an area of 65 km2, had a total population of 13,384. Stenløse station Stenløse BK Mark Gundelach a Danish professional football midfielder, who plays for Danish 1st Division side FC Roskilde Egedal municipality's official website Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
Frederiksberg is a part of the Capital Region of Denmark. It is formally an independent municipality, Frederiksberg Municipality, separate from Copenhagen Municipality, but both are a part of the City of Copenhagen, it occupies an area of less than 9 km2 and had a population of 103,192 in 2015. Frederiksberg is an enclave surrounded by Copenhagen Municipality and there is no clear border between the two; some sources ambiguously refer to Frederiksberg as a quarter or neighbourhood of Copenhagen, being one of the four municipalities that constitute the City of Copenhagen. However, Frederiksberg has its own mayor and municipal council, is fiercely independent. Frederiksberg is considered to be an affluent, or "posh", area, and is characterised by its many green spaces, such as the Frederiksberg Gardens, Søndermarken, Hostrups Have. Some institutions and locations that are considered to be part of Copenhagen are located in Frederiksberg. For example, Copenhagen Zoo as well as several stations of the Copenhagen Metro are located in Frederiksberg.
The Copenhagen S-train system has several stations in Frederiksberg, including Peter Bangs Vej station and Flintholm station. Frederiksberg's original name was Tulehøj, indicating that a thul lived there, the reciter of eldritch times; the term is known from the Snoldelev rune stone. In Beowulf, Unferth holds the same title. In Håvamål, Odin himself is referred to as "the old thul". Thula translates like in the Rigsthula poem from the Edda. By 1443 the name Tulehøj was spelled Tulleshøy, it was regarded as Copenhagen's border to the west. People lived here since the Bronze Age; the history of Frederiksberg goes back to 2 June 1651 when King Frederik III gave 20 Danish—Dutch peasants the rights to settle at Allégade, founded the town named "Ny Amager" or "Ny Hollænderby". Farming was not successful, in 1697 most of the town burned down; this meant that the peasants were unable to pay taxes, the land reverted to the crown by Frederik III's son Christian V. In 1700-1703, King Frederik IV built a palace on top of the hill known as Valby Bakke.
He named the palace Frederichs Berg, the rebuilt town at the foot of the hill changed its name to Frederiksberg. A number of the local houses were bought by wealthy citizens of Copenhagen who did not farm the land, but rather used the properties as country houses; the town changed from a farming community to a merchant town, with craftsmen and merchants. During the summer rooms were offered for rent, restaurants served food to the people of Copenhagen who had left the cramped city for the open land, to be near the royals; the town grew with population growing from 1,000 in 1770, to 1,200 in 1800, to 3,000 in 1850. In 1852 Parliament removed restrictions which prohibited permanent construction outside Copenhagen's city walls. Numerous residential areas were constructed, starting in the eastern part near Copenhagen, ending in the western part farthest away from Copenhagen in 1950; this led to rapid population growth. Today Frederiksberg consists entirely of 3- to 5-story residential houses, large single-family homes, large parks.
On aerial pictures Frederiksberg stands out from the surrounding city of Copenhagen as a green area with few large roads. It is considered to be one of Copenhagen's more prestigious areas to live in. Frederiksberg, which lies west of central Copenhagen, is surrounded by boroughs forming part of the city of Copenhagen – the result of an expansion of the Copenhagen Municipality's boundary in 1901, which did not include Frederiksberg in the list of municipalities to be incorporated in the enlarged area. Frederiksberg is thus a municipal island within the country's capital – a unique phenomenon in present-day Europe. Other than administratively, however, it is indistinguishable in character from the districts of Copenhagen city which surround it. Frederiksberg has several stations on the Copenhagen Metro system, is home to the tallest residential structure in Denmark and the second tallest residential building in Scandinavia: the 102-metre high Domus Vista; the Danmark Rundt cycling race traditionally finishes on Frederiksberg Alle in a sprint finish.
Frederiksberg houses the University of Copenhagen's Frederiksberg Campus, Copenhagen Business School, 9 public schools, 3 private schools, 1 technical college, more. The Lycée Français Prins Henrik, a French international school, is in Frederiksberg; the 3 streets Gammel Kongevej, Godthåbsvej, Falkoner Alle are the busiest shopping streets. The town houses the Frederiksberg Centret shopping mall. Frederiksberg Campus Frederiksberg Gardens Frederiksberg Hospital Frederiksberg Palace Frederiksberg Town Hall Copenhagen Business School Copenhagen Zoo Royal Danish Military Academy Population of Frederiksberg
Lillerød is a Danish town, seat of the Allerød Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. Its population 1 January 2015 was of 16,248. Lillerød is located in the northern side of the Zealand island, 40 km north from Copenhagen and not too far from Helsingør. Martin Andersen a Danish professional football midfielder Andreas Christensen a Danish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Chelsea F. C. and the Denmark national football team. Allerød station Mungo Park, a theatre in Lillerød Media related to Lillerød at Wikimedia Commons
Holstebro is the main town in Holstebro Municipality, Denmark. The town, bisected by Storåen, has a population of 36,199; the town arose at a ford by the creek, a bridge was erected. The name derives from holdested ved broen. Holstebro was first mentioned in a letter from Bishop Thyge of Ribe in 1274. A large fire in 1552 destroyed many of the town's old buildings; the town is a trading and cultural center in western Jutland. Industries include the manufacture of processed food and machinery, wood and furniture and chemicals. Holstebro has a large network of pedestrian walkways in the town centre either side of the River Storå; this area has a varied shopping environment, enhanced by outdoor sculptures and picturesque buildings, including the town church and the Town Hall. The first sculpture purchased by Holstebro Municipality was Alberto Giacometti's sculpture "Woman on the Cart" purchased in 1966. Holstebro has a rich and varied cultural life. Between 1997 and 2009 it hosted the internationally recognized ballet company Peter Schaufuss Ballet and the town still hosts the performance art theatre Odin Teatret.
Several museums, including the Holstebro Art Museum with its collection of Danish and international contemporary art, the Holstebro Museum can be found in the town. The town holds the Holstebro Festive Week, in late summer; the Holstebro Hall, rebuilt in 1966, houses a music theatre, the Holstebro Convention and Culture Center and provides space for theatre presentations, concerts and conventions. More than 100 cultural events occur here every year, the hall is visited by more than 100,000 people annually; the Jutland Dragoon Regiment, which can trace its history back to 1679 in the times of King Christian V, has made Holstebro its home since 1953. The regiment is Holstebro's largest place of work with more than 1,800 employees. Holstebro is served by Holstebro railway station, it is located on the Vejle-Holstebro and Esbjerg-Struer railway lines and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Fredericia and Skjern. Team Tvis Holstebro were founded in 2000 and play handball, representing Holstelbro in the men's Danish Handball League and the Danish Women's Handball League.
The women's team has won the Women's European Handball Federation cup twice, in 2012–2013 and 2014–2015 and were runner's up in 2010–2011. The team's best placing in the domestic league was 2nd in 2012–13 and, as a result, they competed in the qualification rounds of the 2013–14 EHF Women's Champions League, the highest level competition in Europe; the men's handball team won the Danish Handball Cup in 2008 and have finished third in the domestic league three times, most in 2008. They achieved third place in the men's 2012–13 EHF Cup. Both teams play at Gråkjær Arena, a 3,250 capacity hall which can be used for concerts; the arena is located to the north of the town centre. Holstebro Idrætspark, located to the north-east of the town centre, is a multi-use sports complex. A stadium on the site is home to Holstebro BK, the town's football club who play in the 4th tier of Danish football, the Denmark Series; the site features playing fields, beach volleyball courts and a sports hall. A tennis centre, including an indoor hall and seven outdoor courts, adjoins the site and is the home of Holstebo Tennis Club.
Holstebro RK play rugby union in the town. Canoeing and kayaking on the nearly 100 km long Storåen is popular during the summer and early autumn, it is allowed between 31 October. A Danish national Scouting Jamboree took place near Holstebro in July 2012. Over 37,000 Scouts and Guides attended the event. Karl Jensen a Danish painter of landscapes of northern Zealand Helge Nissen a Danish operatic bass-baritone and film actor Knud Agger a self-taught Danish painter and existentialist Charles Christian Lauritsen a Danish-born American physicist Cathrine Fabricius Hansen a Danish-born Norwegian Germanist Henning Stærk a Danish singer and musical-performer Søren Gade a Danish politician, Minister of Defence from 2004 to 2010 Charlotte Sahl-Madsen is a Danish politician and businesswoman Claus Bundgård Christensen a Danish historian and prof. at Roskilde University Jens Rohde a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament Anne Fortier a Danish / Canadian writer, lives in Quebec Peter Heine Nielsen a Danish chess grandmaster, five-time Danish Chess Champion.
Iben Dorner a Danish actress and voice artist Elias Ehlers a Danish stand-up comedian Søren Bjerg A pro gamer, Known for his midlane role in League of legends. Anton Andersen a Danish sports shooter, competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics Bo Hansen a Danish former football player, 237 pro appearances Jesper Damgaard a retired Danish professional ice hockey player Claus Bech Jørgensen a Danish-born Faroese former international footballer, over 340 pro appearances, now a youth team coach at Tamworth F. C. Morten Skoubo a retired Danish professional footballer, made over 300 pro appearances Simon Lynge a singer-songwriter who grew up in Qaqortoq, Greenland Jeppe Huldahl a professional golfer who plays on the European Tour Holstebro is a founding member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of towns across
Hvidovre is the main town in Hvidovre Municipality, Denmark. The town, a suburb of Copenhagen, is about 10 km southwest of the capital's center. Hvidovre has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In 1929, a 3,500-year-old sword from the Bronze Age was excavated in Hvidovre. A farm, was located in the area in about 1160 when Esbern Snare gave it to Sorø Abbey that passed it on to Bishop Absalon. A church was built during the Romanesque period; the name Hvidovre, meaning White Ovre, refers to the colour of the church, built in white chalk, as opposed to the one in Rødovre, Red Ovre, built in red brick. At the turn of the 20th century, Hvidovre was still a quiet rural community. In 1901, the parish still only had a population of 500; some of the land closest to the border with Copenhagen was converted into allotments in the 1920s. At the end of World War One, Copenhagen suffered from severe housing shortage. Many of the farmers in Hvidovre saw it as an opportunity to make a substantial profit by selling their land off in small lots.
3,226 out of the 3,899 lots that existed in Hvidovre in 1924 had been sold off since 1918. The buyers were workers from Copenhagen and the houses built out of Chevrolet or Ford boxes, used in the shipping of car parts from America; the boxes were cheap and delivered on the site. Others lived in existing summer houses; the settlement was not legal but by 1923 accounted for 34% of the population in the municipality. In May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II, a gun fight took place on the street of Hvidovrevej between Resistance fighters and members of the HIPO Corps; the city is well known for its football team, Hvidovre IF. It is the birthplace of Daniel Agger, Thomas Kahlenberg, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Jannik Vestergaard. A film-production camp Filmbyen is located in Hvidovre, described as "a peculiar post-industrial filmmaking hub". Elsaesser, Thomas. European Film Industries: Face to Face with Hollywood. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2005. ISBN 90-5356-594-9Twin city: Rydułtowy