Hedensted

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Hedensted
Hedensted Church
Hedensted Church
Map DK Hedensted.PNG
Coordinates: 55°46′N 09°41′E / 55.767°N 9.683°E / 55.767; 9.683Coordinates: 55°46′N 09°41′E / 55.767°N 9.683°E / 55.767; 9.683
Country Denmark
RegionMid Jutland (Midtjylland)
MunicipalityHedensted
Government
 • MayorKasper Glyngø
Area
 • Urban
10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Urban
12,014
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2

Hedensted is a Danish town in Region Midtjylland and the seat of Hedensted Municipality. Its population, including its northern neighbouring town Løsning, is 12,014. The municipality as a whole has a population of 46,722 (1 January 2020).[1]

History[edit]

The oldest and one of the most important buildings in the town is the local church (Hedensted Kirke), built around 1175. It is especially noted for its early murals showing Christ, St. Peter, and St. Paul.

Hedensted had the benefits of a railway station until it was closed down in the 1970s. However, in 2005 a new station was opened on roughly the same spot.

Like many other Danish towns, Hedensted was expanded with large residential areas around the original town centre. Later, industrial parks followed south and west of the town.

Geography[edit]

Hedensted is located midway between the larger towns of Horsens and Vejle. East of Hedensted, by the coast, lies the town of Juelsminde which in 2007 became a part of the municipality of Hedensted.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jens Jensen-Egeberg (1848 in Hedensted – 1922) a Danish painter of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. He also worked in pastels.
  • Johannes Carl Andersen (1873 in Klakring – 1962) a New Zealand clerk, poet, ethnologist, librarian, editor and historian
  • Jens Jacob Bregnø (1877 in Hedensted – 1946) a Danish sculptor and ceramics designer
  • Margrethe Hald (1897 in Neder Vrigsted – 1982) a Danish textile historian and a curator at the National Museum of Denmark
  • Paul Hüttel (born 1935 in Hedensted) a Danish actor, appearing in over 50 films and TV shows since 1960 [2]

Sport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 24 May 2020

External links[edit]

Media related to Hedensted at Wikimedia Commons