Odder

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For the Norwegian town, see Odda.
Odder
Rosensgadder - Odder's pedestrianised high street.
Rosensgadder - Odder's pedestrianised high street.
Coat of arms of Odder
Coat of arms
Odder is located in Denmark
Odder
Odder
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°58′36″N 10°08′59″E / 55.97667°N 10.14972°E / 55.97667; 10.14972
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Odder
Area[1]
 • Municipal 225 km2 (87 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1][2]
 • Urban 11,404
 • Municipal 21.773
 • Municipal density 96.51/km2 (250.0/sq mi)
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)
Website www.odder.dk
Odder parish church
Odder's pedestrianised High Street one evening in May 2007

Odder is a town in the Odder municipality, just south of Aarhus, and in Region Midtjylland. Odder has a population of 11,404 (1 January 2014).[2] The town of Odder is located right in the middle of Denmark, just south of the city of Aarhus. Odder is often affectionately described by its inhabitants as "the heart of Denmark". The 26.5 kilometer Odderbanen train line connects the town and other towns in the municipality to Aarhus. The railway line is known as Oddergrisen ("The Odder Pig"). The original A/S Hads-Ning Herreders Jernbane train line was established in 1884.

Odder and the surrounding areas have for centuries been amongst the richest farmlands in Denmark, and still today, the area is home to a great selection of Manors and Castles of the noblemen who used to rule the area and its rich farmlands. Gyllingnæs, Åkjær, Rathlousdal and Rodstenseje are some of the most beautiful and famous of these, and can still be visited and seen in operation. http://www.visitodder.com/ln-int/odder/castles-manor-houses

The municipality is in the East Jutland metropolitan area, with 1.2 million inhabitants.[3]

The current mayor of Odder is Uffe Jensen of the political party Venstre.[4]


Notable people[edit]

Born in Odder:

Resident in Odder:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vision Østjylland", Miljøministeriet, 20. august 2008 (Danish), a describtion of the East Jutland metropolitan area
  2. ^ a b BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.danskekommuner.dk/Borgmesterfakta/Borgmestre/U/Uffe-Jensen-/

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Coordinates: 55°58′N 10°10′E / 55.967°N 10.167°E / 55.967; 10.167