33 Facts About Aalborg


Today, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community.

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European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.

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The Church of Our Lady in Aalborg was originally built in the early 12th century but was demolished during the Reformation.

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Aalborg became the country's main producer of tobacco products and spirits, followed in the 1890s by fertilisers and cement.

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Significance of Aalborg's industry began to decline in the 1970s, precipitating a fall in the city's population until about 1990, when it began to increase again.

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Aalborg is in North Jutland, at the narrowest point of the Limfjord, a shallow sound that separates North Jutlandic Island from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula and connects Aalborg to the Kattegat about 35 kilometres to the east.

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The Aalborg area is one of three in Denmark where chalk deposits are found .

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Aalborg has a number of additional civic parks and recreational facilities.

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Aalborg was home to an amusement park, Karolinelund, founded in 1946.

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Aalborg has a maritime climate, just above the humid continental climate classification with short, mild summers and long, moderately cold winters.

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Aalborg was succeeded by Thomas Kastrup-Larsen, a Social Democrat, who was elected to the City Council in 1998.

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Aalborg was the largest city in Jutland until it was surpassed by Aarhus in the mid-19th century.

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Aalborg is North Jutland's major industrial and commercial centre, exporting grain, cement, and spirits.

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Aalborg Municipality has Denmark's second highest revenue from tourism and is the only municipality in the north of Denmark where overnight stays are increasing.

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Aalborg was home to De Danske Spritfabrikker or Danish Distillers, which produces numerous brands of akvavit, until 2014.

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One of the largest shopping malls in Denmark, the Aalborg Storcenter, is to the south of the city in Skalborg.

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Aalborg has 12 large hotels, most within walking distance of the city centre.

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Hjallerup Market in Hjallerup, about 20 kilometres northeast of Aalborg is one of the oldest and largest markets in Denmark and is the largest horse market in Europe.

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In 1999 Aalborg was for the first time one of the four host ports in The Tall Ships Race of that year.

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Aalborg Teater, built in 1878 and subsequently modified by Julius Petersen, seats 870 in the main auditorium.

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Aalborg has the jazz club Jazzclub Satchmo and an annual jazz and blues festival, known as the Mini New Orleans Festival.

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Aalborg is the seat of a bishop within the Lutheran State Church of Denmark.

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In 1554 Aalborg was made a diocese and, after consideration, St Budolfi Church was made the seat of the Bishop of Aalborg.

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Aalborg is home to the former Catholic church, the Abbey of Our Lady, converted from a Benedictine nunnery.

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Aalborg's cemeteries have a history dating to the end of the Middle Ages.

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Aalborg had a synagogue, built in 1854; and the Jewish rabbi Salomon Mielziner served it for 35 years.

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Island of Egholm contains the former Egholm Skole, which was closed in 1972 when a ferry service to Aalborg was established and children on the island began attending the Vesterkæret Skole in Aalborg.

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Aalborg Chang is a Danish amateur association football club, previously known as FC Nordjylland.

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Aalborg Tennisklub is located along the Kastetvej road in the centre of Aalborg.

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The present course to the southwest of Aalborg was designed in 1968 by Graham Lockey and Commander John Harris as a 9-hole course, later expanded to 18 holes in 1976 and 27 in 2006.

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On 11 September 1977, Aalborg hosted the Final of the Long Track World Championship for Motorcycle speedway.

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Aalborg defeated West Germany's Hans Seigl and Denmark's own speedway hero Ole Olsen.

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Nordjyske Stiftstidende, published in Aalborg, is Denmark's second oldest newspaper founded in 1767 as Nyttige og fornøyelige Jydske Efterretninger.

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