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Sorø Academy
Sorø Academy
Coat of arms of Sorø
Coat of arms
Motto(s): "Skolebyen Sorø"
Sorø is located in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°26′N 11°34′E / 55.433°N 11.567°E / 55.433; 11.567Coordinates: 55°26′N 11°34′E / 55.433°N 11.567°E / 55.433; 11.567
Country  Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Municipality Sorø Municipality
Founded 1100s
 • Mayor Gert Jørgensen
Population (2016)
 • Total 7,866
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 4180

Sorø is a town in Sorø municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The population is 7,866 (2016).[1] The municipal council and the regional council are located in Sorø.

Sorø was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagen, and is the site of Sorø Academy (Danish Sorø Akademis Skole). The Academy is an educational institution built in 1140. Also built that year was Sorø Klosterkirke, the church where Bishop Absalon and Margaret I of Denmark were buried (she was later moved to Roskilde Domkirke, Roskilde).

Many people live in Sorø, but work either in the greater Copenhagen metropolitan area or in the town of Roskilde[citation needed].

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