Faaborg or Fåborg is a Danish town with a population of 7,249 (1 January 2013), located in Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality on the island of Funen. It was formerly the seat of Faaborg municipality. The seat of the new municipality is Ringe. Both municipalities use(d) Faaborg's medieval coat of arms.
Faaborg is first mentioned in a document, located in the French National Archives in Paris, dated June 25, 1229. It is a deed of gift that gives Faaborg as a morning present to the daughter in law of Valdemar II. It is mentioned as a castle, so it must have existed before this date. However, this date has been used as the birth date of Faaborg and thus the town celebrated its 775th anniversary in 2004. It is noted as the birthplace of artist Niels Moeller Lund and Swedish singer, actor and painter Niels Jensen. Nearby are located Egeskov Castle, Hvedholm Castle and Horne Church.
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