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Vejen
The location of Vejen in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°28′38″N9°08′17″E / 55.47736°N 9.13794°E / 55.47736; 9.13794 Coordinates: 55°28′38″N9°08′17″E / 55.47736°N 9.13794°E / 55.47736; 9.13794
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
Municipality Vejen
Population
 (2019)
  Total9,736
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-6600 Vejen

Vejen with a population of 9,736 (1 January 2019) [1] is the main town in Vejen Municipality, Denmark.

Vejen Municipality municipality in Denmark

Vejen Municipality is a municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 817 km², and has a total population of 42,447 (2008). Its mayor is Egon Fræhr, a member of the Venstre political party.

Denmark Constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

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Geography

The town is situated in the Danish region of Syddanmark and is a railway town at the railway between the cities of Kolding and Esbjerg.

Region of Southern Denmark Region of Denmark in Odense

The Region of Southern Denmark is an administrative region of Denmark established on Monday 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties ("amter") and set up five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2007 to 98. The Region of Southern Denmark has 22 municipalities. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007, although the merger of the Funish municipalities of Ærøskøbing and Marstal, being a part of the reform, was given the go-ahead to be implemented on Sunday 1 January 2006, one year before the main reform. It borders Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) to the south and Central Denmark Region to the north and is connected to Region Zealand via the Great Belt Fixed Link.

Railway town settlement that was greatly developed because of a railway station or junction at its site

A railway town, or railroad town, is a settlement that originated or was greatly developed because of a railway station or junction at its site.

Kolding Town in Denmark

Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.

Attractions

The Vejen Art Museum specializes in works from the end of the 19th century in styles including Symbolism and Art Nouveau. [2]

Vejen Art Museum

Vejen Art Museum is an art gallery in Vejen Municipality in the south of Jutland, Denmark. It specializes in works from the end of the 19th century in styles including Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Created in 1924 to house the works of Niels Hansen Jacobsen, it also displays works by Einar Nielsen, Jens Lund, Thorvald Bindesbøll and Harald Slott-Møller.

Symbolism (arts) art movement

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.

Art Nouveau Style of art and architecture about 1890 to 1911

Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, known in different languages by different names: Jugendstil in German, Stile Liberty in Italian, Modernisme in Catalan, etc. In English it is also known as the Modern Style. The style was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It was a reaction to the academic art, eclecticism and historicism of 19th century architecture and decoration and was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers, and whiplash forms. Other defining characteristics of Art Nouveau were a sense of dynamism and movement, often given by asymmetry and by curving lines, and the use of modern materials, such as iron pillars and railings, sculpted and curved in naturalistic designs.

Economy

The food industry is a major employer. Major companies include Eurofins Steins Laboratorium, with 425 employees (2015), Danish Crown and Aquapris, a manufacturer of fish products. [3]

Notable people

Peter Petersen was a Danish sports shooter. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics and the 1924 Summer Olympics.

1920 Summer Olympics games of the VII Olympiad, celebrated in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920

The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.

1924 Summer Olympics games of the VIII Olympiad, celebrated in Paris, France in 1924

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France.

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References

  1. "BEF44: population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. "Vejen Kunstmuseum". Den Store Danske (in Danish). Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. "Vejen elsker fødevareindustrien" (in Danish). Food Supply. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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