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Coordinates: 55°45′29″N 8°55′34″E / 55.75819°N 8.92617°E / 55.75819; 8.92617 Grindsted with a population of 9,768 (2018)[1] is the municipal seat and largest town of Billund Municipality, Denmark and belongs to the Region of Southern Denmark. It is located 42 km west of the major regional city of Vejle and 49 km northeast of the major harbour city Esbjerg. The postal code is 7200.

One of the main industries today is the Danisco factory which traces its roots back to the original chemical factory named Grindsted Værket (Grindsted Products) founded by the Lundsgaard brothers. Through acquisitions by De Danske Spritfabrikker it is now part of the Danisco corporation.

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  1. ^ "Statistikbanken". Retrieved 2018-09-26.