Arden municipality was a municipality in North Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark until January 1,2007. The municipality covered an area of 228 km², and had a population of 8,513. Its last mayor was Hans Christian Maarup, a member of the Social Democrats political party, the main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Arden. The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform that combined Astrup, Store Arden, Oue-Valsgaard, on January 1,2007 Arden municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen. It was merged with former Hadsund and Hobro municipalities, and part of Mariager Municipality to form the new Mariagerfjord Municipality and this created a municipality with an area of 769 km² and a total population of 43,049. The new municipality belongs to the Region Nordjylland, the town of Arden is situated south of the city of Aalborg, and north of the city of Randers. Arden was originally named Hesselholt but changed its name when the Jutland railroad reached the city in the 1870s, today the town has a population of 2,474.
The town is situated on the outskirt of Denmarks largest forest. Rold Skov is the best known attraction in Arden municipality, Mariagerfjord municipalitys official website Municipal statistics, NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors, Eniro new municipalities map
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Michael Vestergaard Knudsen is a Danish team handball player. He is a European Champion, having won the 2008 European Mens Handball Championship with the Danish national handball team and he received a bronze medal at the 2007 World Mens Handball Championship, where he was voted into the All-star-team. In 2011 he won a medal at the world championships. At the 2006 European Mens Handball Championship he was three on the top scoring list, and the Danish team received bronze medals, as they did in 2002 and 2004. Knudsen currently plays for Danish side Bjerringbro-Silkeborg, in 2014, he was part of the Danish team that won the silver medal at the European Championship. At Olympic level, he has represented Denmark at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, Danish Championship, Gold,2016 Michael Knudsen on the website of SG Flensburg-Handewitt
Hadsund ) is a city in the eastern part of Jutland with a population of 4,883. The city is located by the narrow strait Hadsund, a part of Mariagerfjord and this is a part of Mariagerfjord Municipality in North Denmark Region. Until 2007, Hadsund was administrative seat of Hadsund Municipality, Hadsund is home to a number of companies, including Hedegaard Foods and Nilfisk-ALTO. West of Hadsund stands the oldest still existing windmill, Havnø Mølle, the city can be traced back to the 18th century as Healthy houses, that was the name of the first farms along the highway, now the street outside. The town was trading platform privileges December 1,1854, but has never gained market town-rights since it ceased in Denmark were in 1970, in Hadsund there are several educational institutions, including Tech College Mariagerfjord, VUC Hadsund, Hadsund School and Hadsund Produktionsskole. The city has a selection of supermarkets and specialty shops. The town has the only covered shopping center in Himmerland, Hadsund Butikscenter, storegade in Hadsund since 1990 constituted the citys pedestrian zone.
The street was until the road was reorganized in 1970 part of the highway between Hobro and Aalborg. Hadsund is the birthplace of author Hans Kirk, the town of Hadsund is situated south of the city of Aalborg, and north of the city of Randers. Hadsund was founded in 1854, when the city received commercial space privileges, before this there had only been a ferry crossing with permission to hold markets on both sides of the fjord. In 1861, a commercial instituted and in 1883 was rail link to Randers, Hadsund had two stations, namely Hadsund North Station, which lay within the city, and Hadsund South Station, which remains in Hadsund South today. Hadsund North Station was demolished in 1985, the course was closed on April 1,1969. Today the town has a population of 4,883 and it was founded in 1854, when it received handelspladsprivilegiet. Before, it had only a ferry terminal with permission to hold markets either side of the fjord. In 1883 a rail link was established to Randers, and in 1900 another to Aalborg, Hadsund had two stations, Hadsund Nord and Hadsund Syd.
There has long been a bridge over Mariager Fjord, which is why a settlement grew up here, from ancient times a bridge went from Hobro to Aalborg via Randers or vice versa. In 1904 a railway bridge over the inlet opened, bringing the hinterland south of the closer to the town. Was given to the town in 1937, the coat of arms shows mainly the 1904 bridge
The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament, and administered by the Danish Football Association. It is the highest football league in Denmark and is contested by 14 teams each year. Founded in 1991, the Danish Superliga replaced the Danish 1st Division as the highest league of football in Denmark, from the start in 1991,10 teams were participating. The opening Superliga season was played during the spring of 1991, from the summer of 1991, the tournament structure would stretch over two years. The 10 teams would play each other twice in the first half of the tournament and this practice was abandoned before the 1995–96 season, when the number of teams competing were increased to 12, playing each other thrice for 33 games per Superliga season. For the first season of this new structure, Coca-Cola became the sponsor of the league. After a single season under that name, Faxe Brewery became sponsors, before the 2001–02 season, Scandinavian Airlines System became the head sponsor, and the name of the tournament changed to SAS Ligaen.
From January 2015 the Danish Superliga is known as Alka Superliga, logos used for naming rights agreements for the league, From 1996 through 2016, the league included 12 clubs which played each other three times. The two teams with the fewest points at the end of the season were relegated to the Danish 1st Division, during this era, each team played every other team at least once at home and once away plus once more either at home or away. The top six teams of the season played 17 matches at home and 16 away while the teams in 7th to 10th place plus the two newly promoted teams played 16 matches at home and 17 away. Following the 2015–16 season, the league was expanded to 14 teams, accomplished by relegating only the last-place finisher in that season, the 2016–17 season is the first for a new league structure. It begins with the playing a full home-and-away schedule, resulting in 26 matches for each team. At that time, the splits into a six-team championship playoff. All teams table points and goals carry over fully into the playoffs, in the championship playoff, each team plays the others home and away again.
The top team at the end of the playoff is Superliga champion, the second-place team enters the UEFA Europa League in the first qualifying round. The third-place team advances to a playoff match for another Europa League place. The qualifying playoff is split into two groups, with the teams finished the regular season in 7th, 10th, 11th, and 14th in one group and those finishing 8th, 9th, 12th. Each group plays home-and-away within its group, the top two teams from each group enter a knockout tournament, with each match over two legs
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
InterCity is the classification applied to certain long-distance passenger train services in Europe. Such trains generally call at stations only. The Inter-City Rapid Transit Company was an Ohio interurban company, which operations in 1930 as it had purchased its route from the Northern Ohio Traction & Light Company. It remained in operation till 1940, the use of Inter-City was reborn in the United Kingdom, A daily train of that name was introduced in 1950, running between the cities of London and Birmingham. This usage can claim to be the origin of all usages worldwide, in 1966 British Rail introduced the brand InterCity for all of its express train routes, and in 1986 the term was adopted by the InterCity sector of British Rail. Following the privatisation of the railways in Great Britain the term is no longer in use there. The brand still exists though, and according to DfT is owned by them, in West Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn first used the name in 1968, denoting special first-class services on the F-Zug train network.
Many of the Class VT11.5 diesel multiple units used on the TEE network were converted for early Intercity services. In Switzerland, the InterCity brand replaced SwissExpress in the 1982 schedule, in Norway, intercity trains were introduced in 1975 on the Vestfold Line, also on the Østfold Line. They were fast trains on distances up to 2–3 hours. Today, the name is used not on the trains, but on the lines from Oslo to Skien and Halden – and on the Ringerike Line. An international variant of the InterCity are the EuroCity trains which were introduced in May 1987, EuroCity trains consist of high-standard, Air conditioned coaches and are usually subject to on-board border controls. The Austrian Federal Railways have operated IC services since 1991, modernised stock of Eurofima coaches is used under the brand name ÖBB-InterCity mainly on the Austrian Western and Southern Railways from Vienna to Salzburg and Villach. The ÖBB deployed electric multiple unit trains, from 2006 three ICE T trainsets in cooperation with the Deutsche Bahn, currently running from Vienna to Frankfurt via Linz, ÖBB high-speed rail service is provided by Railjet trains.
Since 2011, there is an express train service on the Western Railway operated by WESTbahn. Klagenfurt–Villach–Bischofshofen–Salzburg Salzburg-Tyrol Railway and Lower Inn Valley Railway Salzburg–Wörgl–Innsbruck Arlberg railway Innsbruck–Bregenz, the InterCity service from Vienna to Salzburg is going to be expanded for an hourly service to Landeck via Innsbruck by December 2008. Also, the service from Vienna to Graz is going to operate hourly by December 2008, some of them serve destinations outside the country. The IC between Liège and Brussels travels at 200 km/h on the HSL2, InterCity trains in Croatia mainly serve domestic routes from Zagreb to Split and from Zagreb to Osijek except one international train connecting Zagreb and Vinkovci
Kenneth Bager is a Danish musician and record producer. Bager started his career back in the mid 1980s as a DJ. In 1994, he released a compilation called Music for Dreams featuring, among others, Kenneth received his breakthrough with the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Fragments From A Space Cadet in 2006, for which he received the Danish Statens Kunstfond award. In 2007, Bager was amongst the performers at the annual Roskilde Festival, from 2010 onwards he released his work under the moniker The Kenneth Bager Experience. IMDb Kenneth Bager - Biography Kenneth Bagers Facebook Official website
Aalborg, spelled Ålborg, is an industrial and university city in the North of Jutland, Denmark. It has an population of 112,194, making it the fourth most populous city in Denmark. With a population of 210,316, the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen, by road Aalborg is 64 kilometres southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres, the earliest settlements date to around AD700. Aalborgs position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain and spirits, its business interests include Siemens Wind Power, Aalborg Industries. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, marine boilers, with its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub.
The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, the major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 17,000 students. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency personnel, is in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881. The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season, the 2007–08 season and the 2013–14 season. Other sports associations include the icehockey club Aalborg Pirates, the handball team Aalborg Håndbold, the rugby club Aalborg RK. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers, Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Karesuando, Sweden, to Gela, passes through Aalborg. The European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.
The area around the narrowest point on the Limfjord attracted settlements as far back as the Iron Age leading to a thriving Viking community until around the year 1000 in what has now become Aalborg. In the Middle Ages, royal trading privileges, a natural harbour, despite the difficulties it experienced over the centuries, the city began to prosper once again towards the end of the 19th century when a bridge was built over Limfjord and the railway arrived. Aalborgs initial growth relied on heavy industry but its current development focuses on culture, Aalborg traces its history back over a thousand years
2012 Summer Olympics
It took place in London and to a lesser extent across the United Kingdom from 25 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the stage in womens football began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated, London is the first and only city thus far to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability, the main focus was a new 200-hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford, East London. The Games made use of venues that already existed before the bid, the Games received widespread acclaim for their organisation, with the volunteers, the British military and public enthusiasm praised particularly highly. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, saudi Arabia and Brunei entered female athletes for the first time, so that every currently eligible country has sent a female competitor to at least one Olympic Games.
Womens boxing was included for the first time, thus the Games became the first at which every sport had female competitors and these were the final Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Jacques Rogge. The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by China, several world and Olympic records were set at the games. Furthermore, the focus on sporting legacy and post-games venue sustainability was seen as a blueprint for future Olympics. On 18 May 2004, as a result of a technical evaluation. All five submitted their candidate files by 19 November 2004 and were visited by the IOC inspection team during February, throughout the process, Paris was widely seen as the favourite, particularly as this was its third bid in recent years. London was initially seen as lagging behind Paris by a considerable margin and its position began to improve after the appointment of Lord Coe as the new head of London 2012 on 19 May 2004. In late August 2004, reports predicted a tie between London and Paris, on 6 June 2005, the IOC released its evaluation reports for the five candidate cities.
They did not contain any scores or rankings, but the report for Paris was considered the most positive, London was close behind, having closed most of the gap observed by the initial evaluation in 2004. New York and Madrid received positive evaluations. On 1 July 2005, when asked who would win, Jacques Rogge said, but my gut feeling tells me that it will be very close. Perhaps it will come down to a difference of say ten votes, on 6 July 2005, the final selection was announced at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore. Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York, the final two contenders were London and Paris