Town hall of Vejen
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Vejen with a population of 9,736 (1 January 2019)is the main town in Vejen Municipality, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Vejen Art Museum specializes in works from the end of the 19th century in styles including Symbolism and Art Nouveau.
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 was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.
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.
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.
Peter Petersen was a Danish sports shooter. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics and the 1924 Summer Olympics.
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.
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.
Faaborg or Fåborg is an old port town located on Faaborg Fjord in Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality on the island of Funen in Denmark. By road, Faaborg is located 42 kilometres (26 mi) southwest of Odense, 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-northwest of Svendborg, and roughly 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Middelfart, depending upon the route. It has a population of 7,178. With its busy port, narrow streets and attractive old houses, the town is popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months. Faaborg was formerly the seat of Faaborg municipality. The seat of the new municipality is Ringe. Both municipalities use(d) Faaborg's medieval coat of arms.
Ringe is a town with a population of 5,693 on Funen in central Denmark. It is the seat of Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality, and was the seat of the now abolished Ringe municipality. The main office of Rynkeby Foods, a major Danish producer of juice and squash, is located in Ringe.
Brørup is a town with a population of 4,535 in Vejen Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark in Denmark.
Holsted is a town with a population of 3,109, which was the seat of the former Holsted municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 190 km², and had a total population of 6,965 (2005). Its last mayor was Carl Aaskov, a member of the Venstre political party.
Rødding is a town with a population of 2,693, which was the seat of the former Rødding municipality in Vejen municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The former Rødding municipality covered an area of 273 km2, and had a total population of 10,915 (2005). Its last mayor was Tage Sørensen, a member of the Venstre political party.
Nykøbing Falster is a southern Danish city, seat of the Guldborgsund kommune. It belongs to Region Sjælland. The city lies on Falster, connected by the 295-meter-long Frederick IX Bridge over the Guldborgsund waterway to the island of Lolland. The town has a population of 16,770. Including the satellite town Sundby on the Lolland side, with a population of 2,953, the total population is 19,723.
Sakskøbing is a town with a population of 4,670, which until 1 January 2007 was the seat of the former Sakskøbing municipality in Guldborgsund municipality in Region Sjælland on the northeast coast of the island of Lolland in south Denmark. The former Sakskøbing municipality, including the small island of Vigsø, covered an area of 176 km², and had a total population of 9,299 (2005). Its last mayor was Kaj Petersen a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Sakskøbing. To the north is Tår's Cove and beyond that Rågø Strait, the waterway which separates Lolland from Zealand. A finger of Rågø Strait cuts into the former municipality forming Sakskøbing Fjord and then Sakskøbing River
Hillerød is a Danish town with a population of 33,088 (2019) located in the centre of North Zealand approximately 30 km to the north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Hillerød is the administrative centre of Hillerød Municipality and also the administrative seat of Region Hovedstaden, one of the five regions in Denmark. It is most known for its large Renaissance castle, Frederiksborg Castle, now home to the Museum of National History. Hillerød station is the terminus of one of the radials of the S-train network as well as several local railway lines. The town is surrounded by the former royal forests of Gribskov to the north and Store Dyrehave to the south.
Thisted is a town in the municipality of Thisted in the North Denmark Region of Denmark. It has a population of 13,423 and is located in Thy, in northwestern Jutland.
Skive is a town in Skive municipality in Region Midtjylland at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. It is the municipality's main town and the site of its municipal council.
Frederiksberg is a part of the Capital Region of Denmark. It is formally an independent municipality, Frederiksberg Municipality, separate from Copenhagen Municipality, but both are a part of the City of Copenhagen. It occupies an area of less than 9 km2 and had a population of 103,192 in 2015.
Struer is the main town of the kommune of Struer, Region Midtjylland, Denmark with a population of 10,301.
Holstebro is the main town in Holstebro Municipality, Denmark. The town, bisected by Storåen, has a population of 36,442.
Køge is a seaport on the coast of Køge Bugt 39 km southwest of Copenhagen. It is the principal town and seat of Køge Municipality, Region Sjælland, Denmark. In 2019, the urban area had a population of 37,557.
Hjørring is the main town and the administrative seat of Hjørring Municipality, Region Nordjylland, in Denmark, Scandinavia. The population is 25,815. It is one of Denmark's oldest towns, and it celebrated its 750th anniversary as a market town in 1993.
Skjern is a railway town located in western Jutland, Denmark with a population of 7,823.
Højby is a Danish town, seat of the Odsherred Municipality, in the Region Sjælland. Its population on 1 January 2019 was 1,455.
Bjerringbro is a railway town located at the railway line between Viborg and Randers and lying on both sides of the Gudenå. Until 1 January 2007 it was the municipal seat of the former Bjerringbro Municipality and today, with a population of 7,494, it is the second largest town of Viborg Municipality, Central Denmark Region in Denmark.
Events from the year 1876 in Denmark.
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