Rebild Municipality

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Location of Rebild municipality

Rebild municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 628 km² and a total population of 28,753 (2008).

On January 1, 2007 Rebild municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the former municipalities of Nørager, Skørping and Støvring.

Danes and descendants of emigrants have celebrated the U.S. Independence Day with barbecues, square dancing and country music outside Rebild, a village 155 miles northwest of Copenhagen. The land that today comprises Rebild National Park, south of Aalborg, was bought by Americans of Danish descent and donated to the people and nation of Denmark with a single codicil- that July 4th be celebrated there every year. There are speeches and fireworks and parades, attended by Americans and Danes. It is a pretty amusing approximation of US celebrations.

There is also a small museum called The Lincoln Blokhuset (Log Cabin) that is far grander than anything Abraham Lincoln lived in until he was elected President.

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Coordinates: 56°53′10″N 9°49′10″E / 56.8861°N 9.81944°E / 56.8861; 9.81944