Hasselø Plantage

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Hasselø Plantage
Village
Hasselø Plantage is located in Falster
Hasselø Plantage
Hasselø Plantage
Location on Falster
Coordinates: 54°44′24″N 11°52′41″E / 54.74000°N 11.87806°E / 54.74000; 11.87806Coordinates: 54°44′24″N 11°52′41″E / 54.74000°N 11.87806°E / 54.74000; 11.87806
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Guldborgsund
Population (2014)
 • Total 233
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hasselø Plantage is a coastal village located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Nykøbing on the Danish island of Falster. As of 2014, it has a population of 233.[1]

History[edit]

Hasselø was once an island but since dikes were built in 1873 it has been a part of Falster. Around 1600, on the initiative of Queen Sophie, the wife of King Frederick II, a colony of Dutchmen was established on Hasselø to supply Nykøbing Palace with vegetables.[2] During the Second World War, the Germans operated a radar station and surveillance facilities in Hasselø.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas: database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Hasselø", Den Store Danske. (Danish) Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Hasselø", Spionage-lfm. (Danish) Retrieved 20 November 2012.