Idestrup

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Idestrup
Town
Idestrup Church, Falster
Idestrup Church, Falster
Idestrup is located in Falster
Idestrup
Idestrup
Location on Falster
Coordinates: 54°44′32″N 11°57′28″E / 54.74222°N 11.95778°E / 54.74222; 11.95778Coordinates: 54°44′32″N 11°57′28″E / 54.74222°N 11.95778°E / 54.74222; 11.95778
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Guldborgsund
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,207
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Idestrup is a town some 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Nykobing Falster on the Danish island of Falster. As of 2014, it has a population of 1,207.[1]

History[edit]

Idestrup Church built in the Romanesque style dates from the 12th century. With its whitewashed walls, rounded windows and a red tiled roof it stands in the middle of the town.[2] Other buildings of interest include the dairy from the late 19th century, the foramlingshus (community centre) from 1901 and the old people's home with a history going back to 1924.[3]

The town's development owes much to Edward Tesdorph, originally a farmer, who built a pump station to drain the area after a flood in 1872. He was behind the local high tension power station (1912) as well as the sugar refinery in Nykøbing.[4]

Various iron age and bronze age finds have recently been made in and around Idestrup indicating that it has been inhabited for much longer than previously thought.[5]

The town today[edit]

The town has a sports association, Idestrup-Væggerløse Idrætsforening, and Idestrup Hallen, a sports hall suitable for football, handball, gymnastics, badminton and tennis.[6][7] There is also a library, food store and, since 2011, a new private school.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas: database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Kirken", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Localhistorie", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Idestrup", Guldborgsund. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Jernalderfund", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Idestrup-Væggerløse Idrætsforening",. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Idestrup Hallen". (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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