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Public domain resource[edit]

This entry came from an old public domain resource. Feel free to update & expand it. --KQ

Fastest growing city in Denmark[edit]

ÅRHUS IS BY FAR THE FASTEST GROWING CITY IN DENMARK AND CAN REACH 450.000 IN 25 YEARS ACUORDING TO SEVERAL IN ÅRHUS CITY COUNCIL

Politicians can't predict the future. Let's stick to the present. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 04:16, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

The HORRIBLE Main Image[edit]

The main image of Aarhus looks awful! It's such a nice city,so a nicer image should be used. I think a photo of the "River" in the centre would be much better, where you could see all the cafees and spainsh stairs. To be honest any image of Aarhus would be better! Can someone change it? Thanks

If you meant the ArhusCityFromHarbor pic, then 'done'. Either someone really liked pneumatic car ferry ramps or they really didn't like the Arhus article. Anarchangel (talk) 13:04, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Documentation[edit]

The Article says that Aarhus have a metropolitan area of ca. 800.000 people.. I would like some documention on that one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.162.251.107 (talk) 15:09, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Phrase[edit]

"Aarhus city holds almost 300.000 citizens but within a 30 minute drive, there lives around 700.000 people making it by far the second most populated area in Denmark after the Copenhagen area."

Sounds a bit "tourist guide".

I think the population count is rather like 280,000 (year 2002) than 218,000. User:BjarkeDahlEbert


The total number of people in Aarhus Kommune is 288.837 (year 2002) according to http://kommunefakta.netborger.dk/ so 218.000 sounds correct for the city of Aarhus --User:TraxPlayer


The correct number of citizens in Århus is 228.547, as it is mentioned in the list of the largest Danish cities in the Danish Wikipedia. This number is the official one, although some Arhusians dont accept it. Please correct this someone.

By the way, the 700.000 is more of a guess than a fact. The County of Aarhus holds some 680.000, but most of this area, such as Djursland, Randers and Silkeborg is more than half an hour drive from Aarhus.

Anders S

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Its area?[edit]

The first sentence of the article states that "Århus (...) is the principal port and bishop's seat of its area of Denmark." The article may probably be clearer if the expression "its area" was replaced by what it means in reality: "Aarhus County"? "east coast of Jutland"? I suggest (but dunno if I am right):

Århus, also spelled Aarhus, is the principal port and bishop's seat of the east coast of Jutland, Denmark.

Cheers. --Edcolins 07:50, August 29, 2005 (UTC)

Kaospilot spam?[edit]

I am wondering why the link to Kaospilot was removed? They are renown internationally. Peterssensigur 21:46, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I removed the external link as a "spam promotional link". I looked at the website quickly, and there was nothing immediately that said that this was anything other than a spam promotional link, at least in this article.
Wikipedia is not meant to be a "web directory" for external links, and I am sure there are many other fine educational institutions in Aarhus and other locations that do not necessarily come onto lists of external links. To me the Kaospilot link is neither characteristic or necessarily noteworth about Aarhus. The other educational institutions listed at least make an attempt to write an article, even though two are still redlinks.
If Kaospilots is internationally known, then perhaps an article about it would be appropriate, so it was clear to the reader what it is, and why it is so important to Aarhus that it belongs in this article. Personally, I think the external link would still belong on the Kaospilot article page and not here anyways. Wikipedia style guide page Wikipedia:External links will better explain what type of links belong where and why. --SFDan 07:01, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

The official website[edit]

The official webside of Aarhus city is not as quoted http://www.aarhus.dk/aa/portal/borger/s_english, but http://www.aarhuskommune.dk/portal/english Aarhus Kommune.

(:-) Kurt L . Århus . Denmark

Yep. I've corrected the websites, instead of phony 'official' sites, but in reality commercial sites, we now have a proper description. Craig

That's a bit of an unfair description. aarhus.dk is a perfectly respectable and useful portal. It's not "official" but I don't think anyone visiting it would mistake it for an official "kommune" site either. 130.225.25.207 (talk) 09:02, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello. However phoney and commercial it appears, aarhus.dk is the official website/portal for Aarhus Municipality and citizens alike. The English version reads like a complete commercial advertisement, so I have linked to the Danish native version. That might help a little bit, but let us remember, that we cannot change the reality of things here on Wikipedia, we must simply reflect it. RhinoMind (talk) 04:26, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Should the sports teams not be Mentioned?[edit]

Agf for example —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.88.79.44 (talkcontribs) 14:27 14 May 2006 (UTC).

århus has 295,512 citizens in the (kommune) it is by far the fastest growing city in denmark and growing around 2.500 every year. in 1980 it had 245,000 citizens and in 2006 295,512 and it will reach 300.000 in a couple of years. if theres built enough buildings to hold the many people århus can reach 450.000 in 25 years. acourding to several of the people in the city council.

And so what? Speculation, hope and advertisement, that's what it is. That's all fine, but we cannot build a wikipedia article on that. BTW please sign comments or you might be ignored. RhinoMind (talk) 04:33, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

What's a lokomotiv?[edit]

"Aarhus is by far the biggest city in the region and will be the natural lokomotiv in the area."

What's a lokomotiv? - Ireneshusband 01:08, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

The Danish word for a train :) The English spelling is locomotive. It is a pretty common metaphor to describe a strong force pulling something else forward. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 20:42, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Name[edit]

As far as I know, the primary official name for the city is Århus.. with the Å. "Aarhus" is an alternate accepted spelling. Therefore I am wondering why the main article is titled as per the alternative spelling.

I have been to Denmark many times - and have had a Danish girlfriend - and can confirm that this is the case. I have been to Århus.. and the name as it appears on all signs in the city, is spelled with an Å.

I intend to move the article to name Århus, with Aarhus being a redirect. If any Danish person thinks they know better and has any objection to this, please let me know here, with the reason. Thanks. EuroSong 11:09, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

It is the same problem with Aarhus County. The confusion must be due to English speakers using the traditional spelling. Since the spelling reform of 1948, all official names are spelled with Å (so this includes both Århus, Ålborg, and Åbenrå.) The names of individual persons are normally spelled in the traditional way. In my opinion this and all similar examples should be moved to the version using Å (keeping the version using Aa as a redirect). After all, it has been the official spelling for almost 60 years. Valentinian (talk) 13:09, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
OK.. I shall do the move soon (leaving more time for any others to comment first) - but it has to be said that in the case of Aalborg, it should NOT be moved to Ålborg. Spelling reform aside, "Aalborg" is the primary official name of that city, as used by the city administration itself, and as appears on all road signs and in virtually all Danish books and newspapers. So although the spelling roots of Aalborg and Århus are the same, the current official usage differs - with Ålborg and Aarhus as accepted variants :) EuroSong 13:44, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I'll like to hear more input on this one. I'm pretty sure Ålborg and Åbenrå are the only spellings officially recognized by Retskrivningsordbogen for these towns (although both of them often use the old spelling.) If anybody doesn't know already, Retskrivningsordbogen is the standard dictionary used in Danish schools. It is edited by the Dansk Sprognævn. Regards. Valentinian (talk) 16:28, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
With regard to Ålborg/Aalborg see http://www.dsn.dk/nfs/2002-3.htm . Basically, Dansk Sprognævn want you to use Ålborg but the government refuses to piss off the entire population of Aalborg by enforcing it. 130.225.25.207 (talk) 09:10, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
This should fall under Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English). While the Danish name is "Århus", in English I have never seen it as anything else than "Aarhus". Likewise the Danish capital is at Copenhagen, not København. You might argue that Aarhus don't have an English name, but in that case we would still have to transliterate the Danish name, and we would end up with Arhus or Aarhus. You might also note that "Dansk Sprognævn" doesn't have 'jurisdiction' over the names of cities and places - that falls under Kulturministeriets Stednavneudvalg. Rasmus (talk) 19:56, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Hej Rasmus.. interesting viewpoint. But then do you also propose that all articles which use any letters which are not in the English language alphabet, be changed to use only English letters? So for example, Severina Vučković should be changed to "Severina Vuckovic" because English does not have č and ć? As far as I see it, both Vučković and Århus are the "proper names" of the person and city, and that proper naming should be maintaned. I think the Wikipedia convention applies to names which do have English versions, like Copenhagen and Kiev (Kyiv in Ukrainian). I did not know that "Aarhus" was an official English version... just a version of choice by English people who do not know how to make the Å on their keyboard :) What do you think? EuroSong 21:37, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
It is an ungoing discussion whether or not to include diacritics (see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (standard letters with diacritics)). However Å is not an A with a ring diacritic, it is a seperate vowel. A better comparison would be the German ß/ss or the Icelandic Þ/th. Anyway, the first question is whether or not "Aarhus" is the most common English name (whether a name is official has no bearing on the article-title. Kyiv is the official English spelling of the Ukrainian city Київ according to the Ukranian government). My contention, of course, is that it is. You might look at the official spellings of things with an English name: University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus Convention. Google hits should also give an indication: Aarhus 8,160,000 [1], Århus 777,000 [2], Arhus 306,000 [3], but of course this doesn't show us how many of the hits are due to people not knowing how to type the Å. Rasmus (talk) 12:18, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
As a resident of Aarhus, I would recommend (based on my experience here with regard to the spelling) "Aarhus" for the English article, as this is standard whenever one can't or doesn't feel like typing the "Å".. but what really doesn't make any sense is the statement in the first line "sometimes referred to incorrectly as Århus". Since that's obviously wrong, I'm changing it. 86.52.53.95 (talk) 15:56, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Either both it should be Århus and Aalborg (danish use) in this article or Aarhus and Aalborg (more international). Right now there seems to be simultanous use of Aarhus and Århus (both referring directly to the city and to names containing the city name) as well as Aalborg and Ålborg. If nobody objects, at least I will change Ålborg to Aalborg. NicolajBjerreNielsen (talk) 15:31, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

The city of Aarhus is officially changing its name on Jan 1, 2011 to Aarhus, from Århus. So that should end this discussion. It is doing it to be more internationally accessible, and since so many institutions in town, like the university, use the Aarhus spelling. [4] 212.242.235.174 (talk) 21:31, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Should I change it now? 78.156.126.133 (talk) 18:48, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes please. All Å's should be changed to Aa, since the change 1/1 2011. 130.225.22.254 (talk) 13:24, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

The name audio-file is bad.

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IQ Comparison[edit]

An article entry reads:

..This highly impacts on the regional IQ average, making Aarhus the provincial city with the highest average IQ in Denmark.[5]

The (provisional) reference contains a breakdown of IQ according to various vapid criteria. We learn, for instance, that the average Renault driver scores 13 more IQ points that the owner of an Austin (presumably an artifact of the small sample sets). Aarhus isn't examined explicitly, but apparently Ostjylland finds itself a couple of points behind Kobenhavn.

Personally, I find the entry rather embarassing. What's the point, exactly? I'm removing the entry. If someone feels strongly about its inclusion, I hope they will put their views forward here first.

--Philopedia (talk) 11:56, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, that bit about Aarhus residents being smarter than everyone else is back again; and without any discussion. I stand by my view that the comparison is inappropriate, but I refuse to participate in a reversion war. If other readers think the way I do, I hope they will speak up. Perhaps something can still be done.
--Philopedia (talk) 22:01, 26 November 2007 (UTC)


I did not put the bit there again, but how ever I think it sounds good. Proberly becouse I am from Aarhus myself. --Urbanscape (talk) 13:14, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Ratings[edit]

Rated "C", needs to be supported more thoroughly by inline citations and "cn" tags need to be cleared; "High" importance due to regional significance. Folks at 137 (talk) 12:09, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Metro population[edit]

The urban number is right, 239,000. But metro, 1.2 million? Where does that come from? The municipalty is 330,000 (Danish article) Medico80 (talk) 23:03, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Ugly article[edit]

I think this article needs to get pepped up if your know what I mean. Its boring, there is many failures - and the pictures are either awful or boring. Anyone? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.243.180.25 (talk) 12:46, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Since when did you go around judging articles? Besides its the Wikipedia it doesnt have to be pretty for you to look at. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.237.12.253 (talk) 20:48, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Area for the urban area[edit]

It says the urban area is 91 sq. km, but where does that information come from? Statistics Denmark does not calculate the area for urban areas. Also in 2011, Stavtrup has been added to Aarhus urban area. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Christian2381 (talkcontribs) 10:18, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 19 October 2011[edit]

Intro: It's "East Jutland", not "Eat Jutland".

Kristian78 (talk) 19:50, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Fixed, thank youZidanie5 (talk) 17:38, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for further improvements[edit]

I have added a few expand-templates to the article, some with examples. I was inspired in part by the Copenhagen article. I have also put in suggestions and comments in several sections, that is only visible on the edit-page unfortunately, so I was encouraged to post them here as well. The suggestions reads:

  • Topgraphy. There is already some preliminary info on this in the geography section above. That info could be elaborated on and moved to this new section.
  • Environmental planning. Examples: On the CO2 neutrality polities and aims of the city, major environmental projects completed and perhaps those planned. See Copenhagen for more inspiration.
  • Economy. This section need an improvement, perhaps an expansion.
  • Landmarks. I suggest we expand this section and add information on the cityscape, and rename the section to Cityscape as well. Inspired by the Copenhagen article.
  • Culture. I suggest this section is expanded and divided into smaller sections. See the Copenhagen article for example.

RhinoMind (talk) 20:28, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for these constructive suggestions. I'm glad you were inspired by Copenhagen which we recently managed to bring up to GA level. We are now trying to do the same with Aarhus. I've already implemented one or two of your suggestions and will continue to work on them. The article still suffers from the lack on in-line references. I'll continue to work on them but any assistance would be appreciated.--Ipigott (talk) 20:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Climate section?[edit]

I was wondering, if the article needs a climate section like the one we have up on the Copenhagen page?

background: From what I have read, the area has a somewhat special local climate. For three main reasons. The most obvious one is, that Aarhus is a coastal city, so the summers are cooler and the winters warmer, than inland areas with the same latitude. The second reason is that the northern slopes of the Aarhus Ådal in the south, are increasing the solar influx, compared to a totally flat area. This is a well known phenomenon and the effects are most prominent in the temperate zones (or higher latitudes), where the consequences are that the earth is heated more than normal for the latitude. This is the reason why many agricultural fields in Scandinavia traditionally are placed on northern slopes (facing south that is), as the phenomenon increases the agricultural output. Thirdly the soil in the tunnel valley of Aarhus Ådal is very sandy, compared to the dense, nutritious and waterproof clay-rich soils of the moraine above. It is old sea floor and snail and mussel shells are everywhere in the soil actually. This has the consequences, that the soils in the valley drains easily and dries out quickly. It is also heated much quicker by the Sun and plants are flowering about two weeks earlier here than normally in the spring for example. This might be seen as just curiosities, but I will find sources if it is judged as important information. RhinoMind (talk) 17:18, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, a section on climate would be good. Some basic info is available here. DMI should also have data.--Ipigott (talk) 19:55, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Aarhus[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Aarhus's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "dsd":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 13:43, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

For anyone interested in bot output, these are not identical. It's just my easy way of identifying Den Store Danske refs.--Ipigott (talk) 20:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)