Faxe

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Faxe
Fakse
The church in Faxe
The church in Faxe
Faxe is located in Denmark
Faxe
Faxe
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944
Country Denmark
Region Region Sjælland
Municipality Faxe
Current municipality 2007-01-01
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,845
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 4640 Faxe
Area code(s) (+45) 49

Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is located in Faxe Municipality in Region Zealand. The town is most known for Faxe Bryggeri, a relatively large brewery producing a range of beer and soft drinks. On the edge of town lies a big limestone quarry (1 km2), Faxe Quarry, owned by Faxe Kalk.

History[edit]

The name Fakse is Old Norse and means "horse mane", probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is mentioned in 1280. The first church was built in 1440.

A narrow gauge railway line opened between the quarry and Fakse Ladeplads in 1865. The Østbanen railway line opened in 1879.

Landmarks[edit]

Faxe Church is from the late 15th century.The half-timbered Rasmus Svendsens Skole from 1633 is Denmark's oldest still existing village school.

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See also[edit]

(Neighbouring towns)

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