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Kolding ( Français: Kolding, Spanish: Kolding, Deutsch: Kolding, Русский: Кольдинг) - (The) city in Denmark, situated in Region Of Southern Denmark region. According to the latest census, the city population is 55363. Geographical coordinates of Kolding (WGS84): latitude: 55° 29' 25" N ( 55.4904 ), longitude: 9° 28' 20" E ( 9.4722 ).

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The castle lake "Kolding Slotsø"
The castle lake "Kolding Slotsø"
Coat of arms of Kolding
Coat of arms
Kolding is located in Denmark
Kolding (left center) in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°29′30″N 9°30′0″E / 55.49167°N 9.50000°E / 55.49167; 9.50000
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
Municipality Kolding
First documented 1231
 • Mayor Jørn Pedersen
50 m (160 ft)
 • Total 60,300
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s) (+45) 7
Website www.kolding.dk

Kolding (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰɒleŋ]) is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.

With a population of 90,066 (1 January 2014), the Kolding municipality is the seventh largest in Denmark. The city itself has a population of 58,021 (1 January 2014) and is also the seventh largest city in Denmark.

The city is part of the Triangle Region, which includes the neighbouring cities of Fredericia and Vejle.


Battle of Kolding, 1658

In the Battle of Kolding, fought on 25 December 1658, the allied Polish and Danish forces under hetman Stefan Czarniecki defeated the Swedish forces of Charles X Gustav of Sweden.

A battle between German and Danish forces took place near the town on 23 April 1849 during the First War of Schleswig.

On 3 November 2004, the N. P. Johnsen's Fireworks Factory in the suburb of Seest exploded. One firefighter died, 85 people were injured, and around 2000 people were evacuated and some of them lost their homes during this disaster in this suburb of Kolding.


Evangelical Lutheran church in Kolding

Kolding Castle

Located in Kolding is the former royal castle of Koldinghus. This was built in the 13th century by King Eric Klipping and is now a museum with certain parts of the castle, including its chapel and hall, being used for governmental ceremonial events. It was the last royal residence in Jutland. Another notable site is the 13th century stone Church of Saint Nicholas (Danish: Sankt Nicolai), which is one of the oldest in Denmark. Popular tourist attractions include the Trapholt art museum and the gardens Geografisk Have. Trapholt holds collections of Danish arts from 1900 onwards and a smaller number of non-Danish exhibits. Kolding is also the site of Designskolen Kolding, a university design school.

Main sights

The municipal museum, the Museet på Koldinghus, is located in the castle and former royal palace. It has a collection of Danish art from the late Middle Ages to the 1940s, miscellaneous artefacts of local interest, and an extensive collection of items in gold and silver.

The Trapholt art museum features many pieces from mainly Danish artists, along with a large collection of chairs.

Also Kolding houses the Danish Museum of Nurses (Danish: Dansk Sygeplejemuseum) which is situated in the former reception building of the former tuberculosis sanatorium for children. The exhibition also include this past of the buildings. The main part of the sanatorium is now a hotel, situated in a minor forest and overlooking the water. The building itself is very beautiful and built to resemble a palace.

Design School Kolding


A branch of University College South (Danish: University College Syd) can be found in Kolding.

A branch campus of University of Southern Denmark (Danish: Syddansk Universitet) is located in the former hospital which was closed in 1975. Further, the new Campus Kolding opened downtown in 2014. The city is also home to Design School Kolding (Designskolen Kolding), established in 1967 and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of fashion, graphic design and textiles.

The new building of University of Southern Denmark will be built further to the east at Grønborggrunden in central Kolding.

Sister cities

Kolding is twinned with the following towns.

City Region Country Year
Emblem of Anjo, Aichi.svg Anjō Emblem of Aichi Prefecture.svg Aichi Prefecture  Japan 1997
DEU Delmenhorst COA.svg Delmenhorst  Lower Saxony  Germany 1979
Drammen komm.svg Drammen Buskerud vapen.png Buskerud  Norway 1946
Escudo de Huéscar (Granada).svg Huéscar Bandera de la provincia de Granada (España).svg Granada  Spain 1982
Lappeenranta.vaakuna.svg Lappeenranta Etelä-Karjala.vaakuna.svg South Karelia  Finland 1947
Nanortalik Kujalleq-coat-of-arms.svg Kujalleq  Greenland 2007
Örebro kommunvapen - Riksarkivet Sverige.png Örebro Närke vapen.svg Närke  Sweden 1946
Coat of Arms of Panevezys.svg Panevėžys Panevezys County flag.svg Panevėžys County  Lithuania 2000
Croce Pisana.jpg Pisa  Tuscany  Italy 2007
COA Stykkisholmur.png Stykkishólmur Iceland Western Region  Iceland 1979
HUN Szombathely Címer.svg Szombathely Vas departemento blazono.jpg Vas County  Hungary 1991

Notable people

M Sommerhielm, 1814

Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen

  • Princess Dorothea of Denmark (1546–1617) was the Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1561-1592
  • Mathias Sommerhielm (1764–1827) a Norwegian Prime Minister
  • Evald Tang Kristensen (1843–1929) a Danish folklore collector and author
  • Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen (1863–1945) a Danish sculptor
  • Thorkild Roose (1874–1961) a Danish actor and theatre director.
  • Christian Peder Kryssing (1891–1976) a Danish collaborator with Nazi Germany during WWII
  • Hans Lunding (1899–1984) military officer and bronze medallist in the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Christian Daugaard (1901–1993) was a Danish painter
  • Svend Petersen (1911–1992) an author, political researcher and analyst
  • Lars Bo (1924-1999), artist and author
  • Erik Paaske (1933-1992), actor and singer
  • Bent Faurby (born 1937) an author of children's literature and schoolteacher
  • Bente Hansen (born 1940) a Danish writer, editor and women's rights activist
  • Ole Søltoft (1941–1999) a Danish actor
  • Karl Aage Rasmussen (born 1947) a composer and writer.
  • Uffe Haagerup (1949-2015), mathematician
  • Merete Van Kamp (born 1961) a model turned actress and singer
  • Jørn Dohrmann (born 1969) a Danish politician and MEP
  • Bjarne Corydon (born 1973), former politician, management consultant
  • Charlotte Eskildsen (born 1975) a Danish fashion designer.
  • Susanne Georgi (born 1976 in Sjølund) a Danish singer, lives and works in Andorra


Allan Jepsen, 2009

  • Søren Petersen (1894-1945), heavyweight boxer, silver medallist in the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Jan Mølby (born 1963), football player and coach
  • Tina Bøttzau (born 1971), handball player
  • Allan K. Jepsen (born 1977) is a former professional footballer
  • Louise Spellerberg (born 1982), handball player
  • Jonas Lössl (born 1989), soccer goalkeeper

See also

  • Kolding Municipality
  • Chronicle of the Expulsion of the Grayfriars#Chapter 6 Concerning the Friary in Kolding


  1. ^ Bøje, Jens Anker (19 June 2007). "Kolding - byens historie i korte træk" (in Danish). kolding.dk. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/byerne/kolding/studieliv
  4. ^ "Design School Kolding". Cumulus. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  6. ^ Venskabsbyer Archived 10 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links

  • Kolding travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Official website(in English)
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