Aarhus River

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Aarhus River (Aarhus Å)
Stream of Aarhus
River, stream
Århus Å-Immervad.jpg
The Aarhus River is flowing through the inner city of Aarhus. Here at Immervad close to its termination in Aarhus Habour.
Country Denmark
Region Jutland
District Central Denmark Region
Municipality Skanderborg Municipality, Aarhus Municipality
Landmark Stilling-Solbjerg Lake, Jeksendalen, Brabrand Lake, Aarhus
Source Astrup Mose
 - location Skanderborg Municipality
 - elevation 54 m (177 ft)
Mouth Aarhus Harbour
 - location Aarhus Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Basin 324 km2 (125 sq mi)
Aarhus River defines the border between Skanderborg and Aarhus Municipality on its first few kilometres.

The Aarhus River is a 40 km long river or stream, that drains a basin of 324 km² in eastern part of Søhøjlandet, Denmark. The river originates 54 m above sea level in the swampy bogland of Astrup Mose close to Stilling-Solbjerg Lake, southwest of Aarhus[1] (56°6' northern latitude, 10°9' eastern longitude) and exits into Aarhus Harbour at 56°9' northern latitude, 10°13' eastern longitude.


  1. ^ historien.dk, Danmarks. [lang=1&cHash=42dfd94aaa459af3505372f8b2af029a "Aarhus"]. Aarhus University. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

Media related to Aarhus River at Wikimedia Commons

External links[edit]

  • Aarhus Å Den Gamle By. Paintings of the Aarhus River through the ages.

Coordinates: 56°09′16″N 10°12′40″E / 56.15444°N 10.21111°E / 56.15444; 10.21111