Hammel is a town in central Denmark with a population of 7,095 (1 January 2019),[1] and a former railway town at the Aarhus-Hammel-Thorsø railroad which was closed in 1956. The town is located in Favrskov municipality in Jutland. Until 1 January 2007 it was also the site of the municipal council of the now former Hammel Municipality.

Notable people

  • Dr. Timothy Stidham (born 1610 in Hammel) a prominent citizen and doctor in Wilmington, Delaware. He arrived in New Sweden in 1654 and is recorded as the first physician in Delaware
  • Johan Bartholdy (1853 in Hammel – 1904) a Danish organist, composer, singing teacher, conductor and author of music theory books
  • Chris Anker Sørensen (born 1984 in Hammel) a Danish professional road bicycle racer for Riwal Platform Cycling Team.
  • Gitte Sunesen (born 1971 in Hammel) a former Danish team handball player, Olympic and World Champions.


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