Store Heddinge

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Store Heddinge
The church of Sankt Katharina
The church of Sankt Katharina
Official seal of Store Heddinge
Seal
Coat of arms of Store Heddinge
Coat of arms
Store Heddinge is located in Denmark
Store Heddinge
Store Heddinge
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°18′32″N 12°23′14″E / 55.30893°N 12.38726°E / 55.30893; 12.38726
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Stevns
Government
 • Mayor Poul Arne Nielsen
Area(in Stevns Municipality)
 • Total 250.19 km2 (96.60 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,287
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)

Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. It is, along with Hårlev, the administrative seat of Stevns Municipality, and has a population of 3,287 (1 January 2014).[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is situated in the eastern side of Denmark, on the Stevns Peninsula.

History[edit]

The town came into existence during the 13th century, and Saint Katharina Church (Sct. Katharina kirke) is also from that time. The town received privileged status as a merchant town in 1441. A Latin preparatory school was founded in the town in 1620, but was closed down in 1739.

The assembly house (Danish, tinghuset) in Store Heddinge was built around 1838 on the newly built Nytorv plaza as a combination town hall, assembly hall, and jail. It was built by architect Jørgen Hansen Koch, who was Director for the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi).

The water tower is from 1912 and is made of limestone, from nearby Stevns Klint, and red brick.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Store Heddinge at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°18′32″N 12°23′14″E / 55.30893°N 12.38726°E / 55.30893; 12.38726