Faxe

Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is located in Faxe Municipality in Region Zealand. The town is most known for the Faxe Brewery, a relatively large brewery producing a range of beer and soft drinks. On the edge of town lies a big limestone quarry (1 km2), Faxe Quarry, owned by Faxe Kalk.

Faxe

Fakse
The church in Faxe
Faxe
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Sjælland
MunicipalityFaxe
Current municipality2007-01-01
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2019)
  Total4,158[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST)
Postal code
4640 Faxe
Area code(s)(+45) 49

History

The name Fakse is Old Norse and means "horse mane", probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is mentioned in 1280. The first church was built in 1440.

A narrow gauge railway line opened between the quarry and Faxe Ladeplads in 1865. The Østbanen railway line opened in 1879.

Landmarks

Faxe Church is from the late 15th century. The half-timbered Rasmus Svendsens Skole from 1633 is Denmark's oldest still existing village school. The Jomfruens Egede estate traces its history to 1346.

Notable people

See also

(Neighbouring towns)

References


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