Vorbasse

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Coordinates: 55°37′49″N 9°04′50″E / 55.63014°N 9.08063°E / 55.63014; 9.08063
Vorbasse
Settlement
Vorbasse Krigshavn2.JPG
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
Municipality Billund
Coordinates 55°37′49″N 9°04′50″E / 55.63014°N 9.08063°E / 55.63014; 9.08063
Population 1,322 (2013)
Postal code DK-6623 Vorbasse
Website: www.vorbasse.dk

Vorbasse with a population of 1,322 (1 January 2013)[1] is the 4th largest town in Billund Municipality, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Annually, the biggest market in Denmark is arranged, Vorbasse Market (running for the 275th year, as of 2005), with approximately 250,000 visitors. The town is also renowned for having its own little naval port, Vorbasse Krigshavn, actually a village pond dominated by the bridge of a former Russian submarine from 1988 until its removal during the 2003 renovation. It still harbours the model warship 'Labri', which is ceremonially launched every Easter.

In archaeology Vorbasse is well known for its large scale excavations of a settlement that had existed from the 1st century BC to the 11th century AD. The settlement consisted of a number of identical farms spread along a central street. The farm buildings, each set within its own large enclosure, contained a long house with generally sloping stone walls built without mortar and several smaller surrounding annexes. The roof of the long house tended to be curved with the centre being higher than the ends.[2]

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  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ Neveux, Francois. The Normans, p.11. Constable & Robinson Ltd. Translation copyright © Howard Curtis 2008.