Vojens

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Vojens
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Vojens
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Vojens
Vojens (Region of Southern Denmark)
Coordinates: 55°14′54″N9°18′17″E / 55.24833°N 9.30472°E / 55.24833; 9.30472 Coordinates: 55°14′54″N9°18′17″E / 55.24833°N 9.30472°E / 55.24833; 9.30472
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark
Municipality Haderslev Municipality
Area
  Urban
6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2021) [1]
   Urban
7,412
  Urban density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
  Gender [2]
3,703 males and 3,709 females
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-6500 Vojens

Vojens (German : Woyens) is a railway town in Denmark with a population of 7,412 (1 January 2021). [1] It was the main town of the now abolished Vojens Municipality, now the second largest town of Haderslev Municipality in Region of Southern Denmark. The town is served by Vojens Airport.

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Church

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Vojens Church

Vojens Church is a reunion-church, from the beginning of the 1920s and was inaugurated on 6 September 1925. The church yard is older than the church and it was taken in use on 28 January 1878. In the middle of the churchyard, lies "the red chapel", which was built a few years after the churchyard was established and the chapel was taken in use in 1883.

Speedway

Vojens has a rich history in motorcycle speedway and hosted the World Final on two occasions (1988 and 1994) at the Vojens Speedway Center. The Speedway Center is part-owned by Denmark's first triple World Champion Ole Olsen, and has also hosted the Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark as part of the Speedway Grand Prix from 1995-2002 after which the SGP series moved the Danish GP to the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

The Vojens Speedway Center also hosted the Speedway World Team Cup final in 1983, 1986 (as Round 2 of a 3 Round Final), 1991 and 1998. The World Team Cup was replaced with the Speedway World Cup following 2000 and the Speedway Center hosted the 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2015 finals. Also held were the 1979 Speedway World Pairs Championship and the 1977 Under-21 European Championship. The Under-21 championship became the World Under-21 Championship in 1988 and Vojens hosted the 1999 Under-21 World Final.

Notable people

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