Randers is a city in Randers Municipality, Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. It is Denmark's sixth-largest city, with a population of 62,586. Randers is the site of its municipal council. By road it is 38.5 kilometres north of Aarhus, 43.8 kilometres east of Viborg, 224 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen. Randers became a thriving market town in medieval times, many of its 15th-century half-timbered houses remain today, as does St Martin's Church from that period. Trade by sea was facilitated through the Gudenå River. During industrialization, Randers became one of the most important industrial towns in the country, but it saw itself outpaced by the cities of Aarhus and Aalborg at the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the larger historic industries in Randers are gone today. From 1970, the population saw a decline from a peak of 58.500 citizens, until a stabilization in the 1990s occurred, followed by a modest rise since then. The main tourist attraction is Randers Tropical Zoo thanks to its artificial rainforest, the largest in Northern Europe, its 350 varieties of plant and over 175 species of animals.
The city's football team, Randers FC, play their homes games at the AutoC Park Randers, are in Denmark's first league, the Superligaen. The town is home to Randers rugby union club and Jutland RLFC, a rugby league team, as well as Randers Cimbria, a Basketligaen team that took 2nd place in the 2013–2014 season; the oldest forms of the town's name appear on coins minted from the times of Canute the Holy until those of Svend Grathe. The coins bear the names Ranrosia, Radrusia and Randrusia. Ancient written records include the Latin Randrusium, Icelandic Randrosi, Rondrus, Randrøs. Other early forms provide Randershusen; the name appears to stem from Rand and Aros and means "town on the hillside by the river mouth". The modern form Randers first came into use at the end of the 17th century. Randers was formally established around the 12th century, but traces of activity date back to Viking times. Canute IV of Denmark known as Canute the Saint and Canute the Holy, as patron saint of Denmark, minted coins in the town.
The peasants of Randers who rose up against him and his plans to attack England and its ruler, William the Conqueror, assembled in this town. Their uprising led to the death of Canute. A chronicle written at Essenbæk Abbey tells of a fire; the city was rebuilt three times in the 13th century. In 1246, it was burned down by Abel of Denmark's troops during the civil uprising against Eric IV of Denmark. On a street in the town center is the house where, according to legend, Danish nobleman and national hero Niels Ebbesen killed Count Richard III of Holstein on 1 April 1340, during the Kingless Times, when the entire country was pledged to German counts; this action led to further insurrection against the Germans. Ebbesen died in a large battle at Skanderborg Castle in December 1340. A statue to Ebbesen stands in front of Randers' Town Hall today; when King Valdemar IV of Denmark tried to assemble a government in 1350 after the mortgaging to the Holsteiners, the town was further reinforced with protection, was named as Randershus.
This fortification was captured by dissatisfied nobility in 1357. In 1359 Valdemar attacked the captured city with the strength of all of his forces. During medieval times the city prospered as a market town. Randers was granted privileges as a market town in 1302, it prospered in the 15th and 16th centuries trading both nationally and overseas thanks to its harbour and cargo shipping maintained by competent craftsmen. Salmon fishing contributed to the local economy; the town was fortified through much of the Middle Ages. Today, the only sign of defensive walls is their existence in street names; these streets follow a circular path following the location of the historic walls. Street names include Østervold, Nørreport and Lille Voldgade. In 1534 a farmers' uprising tried to storm the town unsuccessfully. Massive moats were set up around the town under the rule of King Christian III; the town was known for its glove-making in the Middle Ages but at the beginning of the 18th century the industry prospered.
During the second half of the 17th century, the town suffered not only from the Swedish wars but experienced the plague and extensive fires. From the mid-17th century, the economy began to thrive once more, the harbour was extended bringing an increase in shipping. By the end of the 18th century, it had become Jutland's largest town with 4,500 inhabitants. During its peak there were 170 merchants' estates in the area, a sizeable navy that sailed around the world; some of these old half-timbered estates and manor homes can still be seen in the town. Randers is known as Crown Jutland and its inhabitants as Crown Jutlanders due to its large estates owned by the monarchy, it was Denmark's poets. N. F. S. Grundtvig and Hans Christian Andersen, Nobel Prize laureate Henrik Po
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