Funen, with an area of 3,099.7 square kilometres, is the third-largest island of Denmark, after Zealand and Vendsyssel-Thy. It is the 165th-largest island in the world, it is located in the central part of the country and has a population of 466,284. Funen's main city is Odense, connected to the sea by a seldom-used canal; the city's shipyard, Odense Steel Shipyard, has been relocated outside Odense proper. Funen belongs administratively to the Region of Southern Denmark. From 1970 to 2006 the island formed the biggest part of Funen County, which included the islands of Langeland, Ærø, Tåsinge, a number of smaller islands. Funen is linked to Zealand, Denmark's largest island, by the Great Belt Bridge, which carries both trains and cars; the bridge is in reality three bridges. Two bridges connect Funen to Jutland; the Old Little Belt Bridge was constructed in the 1930s shortly before World War II for both cars and trains. The New Little Belt Bridge, a suspension bridge, was constructed in the 1970s and is used for cars only.
Apart from the main city, all major towns are located in coastal areas. Beginning in the north-east of the island and moving clockwise, they are Kerteminde, Svendborg, Fåborg, Assens and Bogense; the populations of the major cities and towns are, as of 1 January 2018: Odense: 178,210 Svendborg: 27,324 Nyborg: 17,164 Middelfart: 15,246 Fåborg: 7,065 Assens: 6,209 Kerteminde: 5,914 Ringe: 5,912 Bogense: 3,891Funen was the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, the composer Carl Nielsen, American Revolutionary War hero Colonel Christian Febiger, pop singer MØ and international footballer Christian Eriksen. The highest natural point on Funen is Frøbjerg Bavnehøj. Broholm Den Selvforsynende Landsby Egeskov Castle Fynske Livregiment Horne Church Hvedholm Castle Korshavn, Denmark Skrøbelev Gods The Funen Village an open-air museum. Funen brachteate in the collections of the National Museum of Denmark. Official tourist information site for Funen
Holmbladsgade is one of the most lively streets in the Amagerbro district of Copenhagen, connecting Amagerbrogade to Strandlodsvej on the east coast of Amager. The surrounding neighbourhood is variously referred to as Holmbladsgadekvarteret, Amagerbro or Sundby North; the street was known as Køhlertsvej and was access road to Køhlert's textile manufactury, founded in about 1770. Christianshavn Iron Foundry and Machine Factory built a large industrial complex at the road in the 1980s; the street received its current name in 1897 after Lauritz Peter Holmblad, a local industrialist and philanthropist, who had his home in the street until his death in 1890. Nathanael's Church was inaugurated in 1899 and over the next decades many apartment buildings sprung up along the street, which became part of a dense working-class neigobourhood. Many new industrial enterprises established in the street, including Holmblad's old glue factory, the Sadolin & Holmblad, which inaugurated a new factory at No. 70in 1903.
Other industrial establishments along the street was a meat-packing central, manufacturer of metal sheet goods and various storage buildings. Christianshavn Iron Foundry and Machine Factory existed under various names until the 1960s when the complex was taken over by a galvanization facility. Most of the industry disappeared towards the end of the century and many of its buildings were torn down to make way for modern ones; the iron foundry complex from the 1880s was demolished in 1979 and replaced by støberigården, built in the mid 1980s. Sadolin & Holmblad's building was demolished in 2001 and replaced by Sadolin Parken, a mixed-use development, inaugurated in 2004; the street became subject to a comprehensive gentrification programme in 1897. The initiative received the German Bilfinger Berger Award as an "exemplary urban development project". Nathanael's Church's was completed in 1899, its architect is Thorvald Jørgensen who designed the present Christiansborg Palace. The church took over Holmblad's villa, expanded and adapted in 1988 and is now known as Nathanaels Sognegård.
The oldest surviving building in the street is the low building from 1859 at No. 70. Dorte Mandrup designed two community centres in connection with the facelift of the area. Holmbladsgade Cultural Centre, a former warehouse associated with Holmblad's oil mill, was inaugurated in 2001 and contains the local Sundby Library as well as various other facilities for the local community. Prismen is a multifunctional sports and cultural venue. An appendage to the surrounding buildings,it has a characteristic angled form and a translucent skin of polycarbonate panels which contrasts the bricks of the surrounding buildings, let daylight into the building in the daytime and makes it glow at night. A series of luminary columns designed by Bjarne Schlæger was installed along the street in 2003; the horizontal lines represent Holmbladgade's side streets while the wavy lines represent Amager Beach on the coast at the far end of the street. The integrated lighting is intended to contribute a sense of place in the night time.
The detailing is in Tombac. Vintage and contemporary photos from Holmbladgade's north side Vintage and contemporary photos from Holmbladgade's south side Images of Golmbladsgade Community Centre on arkitekturbilleder.dk Holmbladsgade, Københavns Kommune
Tårnby Kommune is a municipality bordering Copenhagen Municipality on the island of Amager just south of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality includes the islands of Saltholm and Peberholm, covers an area of 65 km², it has a population of 43,010. Its mayor is a member of the Social Democrats political party; the municipality is an amalgamation of the independent towns of Tårnby and Kastrup, as well as the earlier villages of Ullerup and Tømmerup. The municipal council is located in the Kastrup section of the municipality. Tårnby municipality was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen. Tårnby is divided into three main built up districts: Kastrup, Tårnby, Vestamager. Kastrup in the north-east is marked by harbour facilities. Most of the community's infrastructure is evenly spread throughout the municipality. Neighbouring municipalities are Copenhagen to Dragør to the south; these three municipalities cover the entirety of Amager island.
To the east is the Øresund, the strait which separates Zealand from Sweden. To the west is Køge Bay; the E20 Amager Motorway / Øresund Motorway runs through Tårnby, where in the east it crosses over the Øresund and over the island of Peberholm to Sweden as the Øresund Bridge, to the west it crosses over Køge Bay to Avedøre Holme in Hvidovre municipality as the 241-meter long Kalvebod Bridge. Most of Copenhagen Airport lies in the municipality. In fact, the airport takes up about 19% of the municipality's area; the airport has had a strong impact on the area, as the national significance of the international airport has sometimes taken precedence over local wishes. However, the airport is a major employer and benefit for the local economy. Demographically, Tårnby is older than most of Copenhagen; this trend is expected to become more pronounced in the coming years. Income is less than the average of the 20 municipalities closest to the municipality of Copenhagen. Politically the municipality has been stable.
From the 1930s until the early 21st century there were only 4 different mayors, all social democrats. The town council has always a majority of social democrats; the municipality has the 5th. Lowest tax rate in Denmark. However, the service level is still high; the first mention of Tårnby in the historical record was in 1135. Much of the community was still quite rural until the mid 20th century when expansion of the airport, construction of new highways and streets, a population boom in Copenhagen encouraged the construction of apartments and row housing. Scandinavian Airlines System SAS Cargo and SAS Denmark have their offices in Kastrup. Transavia Denmark has its head office in Kastrup; the airline Jet Time has its head office there. When SAS Commuter operated its head office was in Kastrup; when Danair operated, its head office was in Kastrup. Niki Zimling, footballer Kastrupgård Collection Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Municipality's official website Engelsk Version Portal for Tårnby
Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. They are used for a variety of infrastructure systems, such as the supply of water to canals, the drainage of low-lying land, the removal of sewage to processing sites. A pumping station is, by definition, an integral part of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity installation. In countries with canal systems, pumping stations are frequent; because of the way the system of canal locks work, water is lost from the upper part of a canal each time a vessel passes through. Most lock gates are not watertight, so some water leaks from the higher levels of the canal to those lower down; the water has to be replaced or the upper levels of the canal would not hold enough water to be navigable. Canals are fed by diverting water from streams and rivers into the upper parts of the canal, but if no suitable source is available, a pumping station can be used to maintain the water level. An excellent example of a canal pumping station is the Claverton Pumping Station on the Kennet and Avon Canal in southern England, United Kingdom.
This pumps water from the nearby River Avon to the canal using pumps driven by a waterwheel, powered by the river. Where no external water supply is available, back pumping systems may be employed. Water is extracted from the canal below the lowest lock of a flight and is pumped back to the top of the flight, ready for the next boat to pass through; such installations are small.. When low-lying areas of land are drained, the general method is to dig drainage ditches. However, if the area is below sea level it is necessary to pump the water upwards into water channels that drain into the sea; the Victorians understood this concept, in the United Kingdom they built pumping stations with water pumps, powered by steam engines to accomplish this task. In Lincolnshire, large areas of wetland at sea level, called The Fens, were turned into rich arable farmland by this method; the land is full of nutrients because of the accumulation of sedimentary mud that created the land initially. Elsewhere, pumping stations are used to remove water that has found its way into low-lying areas as a result of leakage or flooding.
In more recent times, a "package pumping station" provides an efficient and economic way of installing a drainage system. They are suitable for mechanical building services collection and pumping of liquids like surface water, wastewater or sewage from areas where drainage by gravity is not possible. A package pumping station is an integrated system, built in a housing manufactured from strong, impact-resistant materials such as precast concrete, polyethylene, or glass-reinforced plastic; the unit is supplied with internal pipework fitted, pre-assembled ready for installation into the ground, after which the submersible pumps and control equipment are fitted. Features may include controls for automatic operation. Traditional site constructed systems have the valve vault components installed in a separate structure. Having two structural components can lead to serious site problems such as uneven settling between components which results in stress on, failure of the pipes and connections between components.
The development of a packaged pump station system combined all components into a single housing which not only eliminates uneven settling issues, but pre-plumbing and outfitting each unit prior to installation can reduce the cost and time involved with civil work and site labor. Pumping stations in sewage collection systems are designed to handle raw sewage, fed from underground gravity pipelines. Sewage is fed into and stored in a pit known as a wet well; the well is equipped with electrical instrumentation to detect the level of sewage present. When the sewage level rises to a predetermined point, a pump will be started to lift the sewage upward through a pressurized pipe system called a sewer force main if the sewage is transported some significant distance; the pumping station may be called a lift station if the pump discharges into a nearby gravity manhole. From here the cycle starts all over again until the sewage reaches its point of destination—usually a treatment plant. By this method, pumping stations are used to move waste to higher elevations.
In the case of high sewage flows into the well additional pumps will be used. If this is insufficient, or in the case of failure of the pumping station, a backup in the sewer system can occur, leading to a sanitary sewer overflow—the discharge of raw sewage into the environment. Sewage pumping stations are designed so that one pump or one set of pumps will handle normal peak flow conditions. Redundancy is built into the system so that in the event that any one pump is out of service, the remaining pump or pumps will handle the designed flow; the storage volume of the wet well between the "pump on" and "pump off" settings is designed to minimize pump starts and stops, but is not so long a retention time as to allow the sewage in the wet well to go septic. Sewage pumps are always end-suction centrifugal pumps with open impellers and are specially designed with a large open passage so as to avoid clogging with debris or winding stringy debris onto the impeller. A four pole or six pole AC induction motor drives the pump.
Rather than provide large open passages, some pumps smaller sewage pumps macerate any solids within the
Kalvebod Fælled known as Vestamager, takes up one fourth of the island of Amager near Copenhagen, Denmark. The area consists of reclaimed sea bed, with a number of former islets making up small isolated hills. After active military use ended in 1983, some of the area has been used for transportation infrastructure, a landfill on the stip between the motorway and the ocean dyke, a golf course and the southern end of the Ørestad urban development. Most of the area, lies as maintained parkland featuring a range of nature types, from young forests to tidal marshes. After years of preparation the area was cleared of unexploded munitions and opened to the general public on October 15, 2010; because of the risk of unexploded munitions, walking outside the paths and roads was not allowed. A large area in the southwestern corner is set aside under the Natura 2000-scheme as an EU-recognized bird protection area to which the general public has no access
Ryvangen or Ryvangskvarteret is a neighbourhood of single-family detached homes in the northern part of Østerbro, on the border with Hellerup, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name Ryvangen translates to "The Rye Field"; the portion located to the west of the north-bound railway line was ceded to the Army in 1893 and used for the construction of the Svanemøllen Barracks. The area on the east side of the railway tracks was used for the establishment of a new residential neighbourhood of single-family, detached houses in a successful attempt to keep wealthy tax-payers in the municipality. With improved infrastructure, they had been settling in either Frederiksberg or the northern suburbs; the new neighbourhood attracted a mixture of businessmen, editors and artists. A local plan for the area was adopted in 1995. One of Denmark's leading artists of the day, Jens Ferdinand Willumsen, built a combined home and studio to his own design at Strandagervej 28; the painter Johan Rohde lived at Norgesmindevej 16.
The sculptor Anders Bundgaard's home and studio was built in 1907 to a design by Aage Langeland-Mathiesen at Svanemøllevej 11. Ryvangen Memorial Park
DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation in English, is a Danish public-service radio and television broadcasting company. Founded in 1925 as a public-service organization, it is Denmark's oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. DR is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union. DR is funded by a media licence, charged to all Danish households with television sets, computers and other devices with internet access. Today, DR operates six television channels, all of which are distributed free-to-air via a nationwide DVB-T network. DR operates eight radio channels. All are available nationally on DAB+ radio and online, with the four original stations available on FM radio. DR was founded on April 1, 1925 under the name of Radioordningen, changed to Statsradiofonien in 1926, to Danmarks Radio in 1959, to DR in 1996. During the German occupation of Denmark in World War II, radio broadcasts were censored – under harsh conditions from August 1943 – leading many Danes to turn to Danish-language broadcasts from the BBC or the illegal press, as well as Swedish radio in 1944–1945.
Statsradiofonien's second FM radio station, Program 2, was added in 1951, followed by P3 in 1963. Experimental television broadcasts started in 1949, with regular programming beginning on October 2, 1951 with the launch of Denmark's first television channel. Daily programming began in 1954. Colour television test broadcasts were started in March 1967, with the first large-scale colour broadcasting occurring for the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Danmarks Radio ended "test" transmissions of colour television on April 1, 1970, although it wasn't until 1978 that their last black-and-white television program switched to colour. On 16 May 1983 at 14:00 CEST, DR launched its first teletext information service, still available on all DR channels. Danmarks Radio's monopoly on national television lasted until 1988. 8 years DR launched their second television channel, DR2 on August 30, 1996. It was sometimes called den hemmelige kanal in its early years because it could not be seen nationwide at its launch.
The first trials of DAB were carried out in 1995, with eight channels launching in October 2002. On June 7, 2007, DR launched an online-only news channel DR Update, it was added as a traditional channel. At the Danish changeover to over-the-air digital signals on November 1, 2009, DR added three new channels to their lineup DR K - an intercultural, documentary and "odd-film" channel. DR HD – Denmark's first free-to-air high-definition channel intended to air successful shows from the other DR channels in true HD only, with no upscaling. DR Ramasjang, a children's channel. In 2013 a new logo in which the letters "DR" featured in a white sans-serif font on a black background was introduced, the line-up of television channels was changed once again. A new channel targeting young people, DR3 replaced DR HD. Another channel for children, DR Ultra replaced DR Update; the closure of DR Update was the start of a revamping of DR 2 as a channel for society. A nationwide switch from DAB to the newer DAB+ format took place on 1 October 2017.
All of DR's stations plus the owned, public service channel - Radio24Syv, moved to the second national DAB+ multiplex. The principal means of funding DR is through the media licence, costing 2.492 DKK per year per household since 2017. Traditionally and television owners were obliged to pay the licence, though the increased availability of online streaming led to the television licence being replaced by the media licence on January 1, 2007; the media licence is mandatory for all owners of television sets, as well as computers, smartphones or other devices with internet access. In 2007 180,000 households did not pay media licence. Revenue comes from commercial activities such as concerts and events in the Koncerthuset, from book, CD, DVD sales, from overseas sales of its catalogue of programmes. Over a period of four years starting in 2019 through 2022 the media license will be replaced by general taxation, as announced on 16 March 2018 by a majority in the Danish Parliament consisting of Venstre, Liberal Alliance, Danish People's Party.
Better Times Borgen Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Follow the Money Matador The Bridge The Legacy The Killing Eurovision Song Contest 1964, Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and Eurovision Song Contest 2014. DR P1 – "Thought-provoking radio": factual programming, reports and debate on public affairs and the community, plus in-depth news. DR P2 – "Music and cultural radio": classical music, jazz, radio drama, coverage of other artistic performances and events. DR P3 – Hit radio, with popular entertainment shows and hourly three-minute news bulletins. P3 covers major sporting events. DR P4 – DR's most popular radio channel: a "modern public service station" broadcast in 10 regional versions, mixing popular music with national and local news. P4 provides a Traffic Message Channel for delivering traffic and travel information. DR P5 – Focuses on older music from the 1950s and 1960s mixed in with some newer music. DR P6 Beat -- In depth focus on popular music scene. DR P7 Mix – Popular hits along with extended marathons related to particular themes.
DR P8 Jazz – Jazz. DR Langbølge - The 243 kHz longwave radio is used to cover nearby seas with news and weather broadcasts; the transmissions are only 4 times daily at 08:45, 11:45 and 17:45 local time. DR1, main channel with flagship evening news and weather programmes. Home of DR's ow