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Motto: "Et hestehoved foran"
Hadsten is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°20′00″N 10°03′00″E / 56.33333°N 10.05000°E / 56.33333; 10.05000Coordinates: 56°20′00″N 10°03′00″E / 56.33333°N 10.05000°E / 56.33333; 10.05000
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark Region
Municipality Favrskov Municipality
Founded 3 September 1862
 • Mayor Nils Borring
 • Total 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Elevation 18-56 m (−166 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 7,968
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Municipal 47,117
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8370 Hadsten
Area code(s) (+45) 86
Website http://www.favrskov.dk/

Hadsten (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhɛːˌsd̥͡se̝n]) is a city in central Denmark with a population of 7,968 (1 January 2013),[1] and is the largest city in Favrskov Municipality,[2] located in Region Midtjylland in Central Jutland. Until January 1, 2007, it was the site of the municipal council of the now former Hadsten municipality. Other names for Hadsten are: Hadsten Stationsby, Khadsten or Хадстен.

The modern city was founded on 3 September 1862, when the "Den østjyske længdebane" (eng. The Eastern Jutland Railway) was opened. In 2012, the city celebrated the city's 150th anniversary, with a visit by Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark.

Hadsten has many educational institutions, including technical school, gymnasium (Secondary school), and folk high school. Hadsten is famous for having one of the largest model railway in Europe.[3]

The shortest pedestrian street in Denmark is located in Hadsten. It is only 35 meters long,[4] and is located near the main business zone Søndergade.


Hadsten, Denmark is located at 56.3282o latitude and 10.0493 o longitude. Hadsten’s average elevation above sea level is 44 meters.[5]

Urban districts of Hadsten[edit]

  • Hadsten Stationsby, current center of the city.
  • Neder- and Over Hadsten, original villages, now integrated into the city.
  • Vinterslev, original village, now integrated into the city.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities were twinned with Hadsten:[6]


It is the place of Birth of Derby County and former Denmark international soccer player, Morten Bisgaard.

One of the most advanced buildings in Denmark is also in Hadsten. The building functions as a café, library and auditorium.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "De største byer". Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ Modelbane Europa(website)
  4. ^ "De danske gågader vil lukke" (Danish). Jyllands-Posten
  5. ^ Geonames. "Hadsten, Denmark". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta". City of Saarijärvi. Retrieved 2012-06-01.  (Norwegian)