Aakirkeby

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Aakirkeby
Town
NaturBornholm museum in Aakirkeby
NaturBornholm museum in Aakirkeby
Official seal of Aakirkeby
Seal
Aakirkeby is located in Bornholm
Aakirkeby
Aakirkeby
Location on Bornholm
Coordinates: 55°04′14″N 14°55′00″E / 55.07056°N 14.91667°E / 55.07056; 14.91667Coordinates: 55°04′14″N 14°55′00″E / 55.07056°N 14.91667°E / 55.07056; 14.91667
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Bornholm
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,052
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Aakirkeby or Åkirkeby is a town in Denmark with a population of 2,052 (1 January 2014).[1] It is the third largest town on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. It was the main town of the now abolished Aakirkeby Municipality.

The town is situated in the middle of the southern half of Bornholm, between Rønne and Nexø. The Danish TV-station TV2 has a local office (TV2/Bornholm) in Aakirkeby. Aakirkeby could be translated to "Stream Church town", as Å or Aa is a stream. When speaking of the church alone, which dates from the mid-12th century, it is separated into two words: Aa Kirke.

Myreagre Mølle, a whitewashed windmill built in 1865, is located 3 km to the east of Aakirkeby on the road to Nexø.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1 January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Myreagre Mølle", Den Store Danske. (Danish) Retrieved 5 November 2012.

External links[edit]

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