Slagelse

Slagelse (Danish pronunciation: [ˈslæːˀɪ̯əlsə]) is a town in Denmark located in west Zealand. It is about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Copenhagen. The population is 33,871 (1 January 2019).[1]

Slagelse
City

Coat of arms
Slagelse
Slagelse in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°24′17.9″N 11°22′25.8″E
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalitySlagelse
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2019)
  Total33,871
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
4200
Area code(s)(+45) 58
Websitewww.slagelse.dk (Council)

In the 11th century, Slagelse had a mint and was an important trading centre. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is Trelleborg, a Viking fortress.

Hans Christian Andersen studied in the grammar school in this city for a few years but described it as a "nuisance".

Slagelse is twinned with Aberdare, Wales and Stargard, Poland.

Sights

Sport

Slagelse has hosted Danish Sidecarcross Grand Prix numerous times[2] and hosted it again in 2010, on 5 September.[3]

Notable people

Sport

References

  1. BY3: Population 1 January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. VENUES USED IN GP 1971-2005 The John Davy Pages, accessed: 2 November 2009
  3. FIM Sidecarcross World Championship - 2010 Calendar Archived 12 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine FIM website, accessed: 30 October 2009

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