Nivå

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Nivå is a town with a population of 7,821 (1 January 2014)[1] in the municipality of Fredensborg on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark. Nivå is a residential town on the coast of the Øresund. It has a stop on the CopenhagenHelsingør Kystbanen rail line.

The town has a small shopping centre which also includes a library, a railway station, a marina and the Nivaagaards museum. The town possesses two schools; Nivå Skole Syd (formerly known as Nivå Centralskole) and Nivå Skole Nord (formerly known as Niverødgaardskolen), whilst a golf course lies to the West. Its landscape is varied and ranges from marshland to suburban habitations. 20% or more of the inhabitants have a foreign background.

History[edit]

For several hundreds of years (until 1980), the town and the surrounding areas and villages, lay ground to three brickyards. Today, the landscape are marked with former clay pits, which now serves as lakes and a marina bassin.

The oldest known ring oven in the world (1870) has been preserved. It used to be a part of the oldest brickyard, Nivaagaard Brickyard (in Danishg: Nivaagaard Teglværk). The brickyard is regularly open for visits each summer.


Music[edit]

Nivå Musiklaug holds an annual festival at the Kalvehaven: many talented young musicians play. One of the performers playing at the 2006 event was Danish singer-songwriter Tobias Trier.

Nivaagaards Malerisamling[edit]

Nivaagaards Malerisamling was opened by Johannes Hage in 1908. The house is situated in an extensive park and is full of different varieties of rhododendron. The museum houses art from the Italian and North European renaissance and the Dutch and Danish grotesque.

Notable residents (former and current)[edit]

Lars Knutzon, actor, known from the TV-series Borgen and Claus Christiansen, former professional football player, Danish champion with Lyngby Boldklub, 1992, Danish Cup winner with Lyngby Boldklub, 1985, 1990 and UEFA European Champion, 1992. Frederik J. Schlichtkrull, 1991, a prominent young multi artist, known in Denmark for his excellence in painting, football (soccer) and curling.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark

Coordinates: 55°56′N 12°31′E / 55.933°N 12.517°E / 55.933; 12.517