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Aalborg
Ceety
Aalborg
Nytorv Square in Aalborg, Denmark

Seal

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "Paris of the North", locally "Double A"
Motto: "Seize The Warld" , In Dens "Vild med Verden"
Aalborg is located in Denmark
Aalborg
Aalborg
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 57°3′N 9°55′E / 57.050°N 9.917°E / 57.050; 9.917Coordinates: 57°3′N 9°55′E / 57.050°N 9.917°E / 57.050; 9.917
Kintra  Denmark
Region North Denmark Region
Municipality Aalborg Municipality
First mention "Alabu" written at coins frae 1035
Offeecial birthday Trade richts 16 Juin 1342
Government
 • Mayor Henning G. Jensen (S)
Area[1]
 • Urban 139 km2 (54 sq mi)
 • Municipal 1,144 km2 (442 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Ceety 126,556
 • Density 888/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Municipal 201,142
 • Municipal Density 174/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Demonym Aalborggenser
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)
Postal codes 9000, 9008, 9020, 9100, 9200, 9210, 9220, 9400
Website http://www.aalborgkommune.dk/

Aalborg is a Dens industrial an university ceety in North Jutland. The ceety o Aalborg haes a population o 102,312 [2] makin it the fowert lairgest ceety in Denmark in terms o population. The municipality o Aalborg haes a population o 201,142 (2012)[3] makin it the third maist populous municipality in the kintra efter Copenhagen an Århus.[4] The earliest settlements date back tae aroond AD 700. Its location bi the Limfjord made it an important harbour durin the Middle Ages, an an industrial centre later. The day, the ceety is in transition frae a wirkin-class, industrial ceety tae a knowledge-based ane.

History o Aalborg[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early age[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lindholm Høje, 2008

Aalborg traces its history back ower 1000 years. It wis oreeginally settled as a tradin post acause o its position on the Limfjord. The steids o wha wur twa settlements an a visible burial grund can be seen on Lindholm Høje, a hill owerleukin the ceety. The sizes o these settlements emphasise the significance o this place as a crossroads. The first mention o Aalborg unner its oreeginal name Alabu, is foond on a coin datit tae 1040. An alternative spellin is Alebu an an approximate translation o the name is The (dwellin) place bi the stream.

Aalborg panelled room, first hauf 17t century (Naitional Museum, Copenhagen)

Middle Ages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Middle Ages, Aalborg prospered an became ane o the lairgest ceeties in Denmark. This prosperity wis further enhancit when in 1516 Aalborg wis grantit a monopoly in salt herrin. The herrin fishery linkit Aalborg tae the east coast o Ingland, athort the North Sea, baith in commercial competition an cultural exchynge. The panelled interior frae an Aalborg hoose in the Naitional Museum, Copenhagen (illustration), shares mony details wi Jacobean panelled rooms.

Aalborg receivit toun privileges in 1342 an the bishopric dates frae 1554.

Warld War II[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the German invasion o Denmark in 1940, the Aalborg Aerodrome wis captured bi German paratroopers vera early in the action an Aalborg is said tae be the first ceety iver tae be captured bi paratroopers. The aerodrome wis crucial for German aircraft tae be able tae reach Norawa.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aalborg viewed frae Skovbakken, 2005

Distances[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aalborg is 120 km (74.6 mi) north o Aarhus, 82 km (51.0 mi) north o Randers an 50 km (31.1 mi) north o Hobro. Aalborg is 50 km (31.1 mi) sooth o Hjørring, 63 km (39.1 mi) sooth wast o Frederikshavn an 90 km (55.9 mi) east o Thisted. It is 414 km (257.2 mi) (bi Great Belt Fixed Link) tae Copenhagen. The distance tae Hamburg in Germany is 450 km (279.6 mi). Tae Gothenburg in Swaden, it is (bi the Frederikshavn-Göteborg ferry) 150 km (93.2 mi). Tae Oslo in Norawa, the distance is 363 km (225.6 mi) (bi the Frederikshavn-Oslo ferry).

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Simmers in Aalborg hae average heich temperaturs o aroond 20 °C (68 °F) an laws o 12 °C (54 °F), but temperaturs sometimes exceed 25 °C (77 °F) an occasional heatwaves are common durin the simmer.

Winters uisually hae temperaturs o −3 to 2 °C (27 to 36 °F), rarely droppin belaw −10 °C (14 °F).

Climate data for Aalborg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 2
(36)
2
(36)
5
(41)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(66)
20
(68)
20
(68)
16
(61)
12
(54)
7
(45)
3
(37)
10.9
(51.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
2
(36)
6
(43)
11
(52)
14
(57)
16
(61)
16
(61)
12
(54)
9
(48)
4
(39)
1
(34)
7.5
(45.5)
Average laich °C (°F) −3
(27)
−3
(27)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(43)
10
(50)
12
(54)
11
(52)
9
(48)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−1
(30)
4.0
(39.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 54
(2.13)
35
(1.38)
44
(1.73)
38
(1.5)
49
(1.93)
54
(2.13)
64
(2.52)
67
(2.64)
72
(2.83)
76
(2.99)
75
(2.95)
62
(2.44)
689
(27.13)
Avg. precipitation days 11 8 10 8 9 8 9 10 12 13 14 12 124
Mean monthly sunshine hours 39 72 117 167 209 218 209 186 130 87 57 42 1,534
Source: DMI (Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut)[5]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aalborg maintains cultural, economic an educational ties wi 27 ceeties aroond the globe.[6] Thus, Aalborg haes the maist twin ceeties in Denmark. Ivery fower years Aalborg gathers youth frae the majority o its twin ceeties for a week o sports gemmes, kent as Ungdomslegene (The Youth Gemmes).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistik om Folketal 2009 statistics frae Aalborg Municipality
  2. 2.0 2.1 BEF44: Population 1 January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  3. "Hypergenic WebNize Virtual Signpost - Hele Kommunen - 1 års aldersklasser". Aalborgkommune.dk. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  4. http://www.dst.dk/Statistik/kit.aspx
  5. "Weather Information for Aalborg" (in Danish). Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  6. "Aalborg Kommune – Venskabsbyer". Web.archive.org. 2007-11-14. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  7. "Edinburgh – Twin and Partner Cities". © 2008 The City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ Scotland. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [deid airtin]
  8. Kaliningrad information