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The mainstreet in the town of Aars.
The mainstreet in the town of Aars.
Aars is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°48′00″N 9°32′00″E / 56.80000°N 9.53333°E / 56.80000; 9.53333Coordinates: 56°48′00″N 9°32′00″E / 56.80000°N 9.53333°E / 56.80000; 9.53333
Country Denmark
Region Region Nordjylland
Municipality Vesthimmerland
Foundation 14th century
Population (1. January 2014)
 • Total 8,105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Aars is a Danish town with a population of 8,105 (1 January 2014)[1] in Himmerland, Denmark. Administratively, Aars is the municipal seat of Vesthimmerland municipality, Region Nordjylland since 2007 and it was also the seat of the mayor in the now abolished Aars Municipality. The town was founded in the 14th century.

The church[edit]

Aars Church, now Lutheran, was the church of the medieval Aars parish. The original Romanesque building was extensively remodelled and enlarged in the 1920s.[2]

The museum[edit]

Aars is renowned for the Vesthimmerlands Museum, with various exhibits on important regional cultural history and art. The museum was initiated in 1920 by Johannes V. Jensen, and eventually built in 1935. In 1999 the native artist Per Kirkeby and architect Jens Bertelsen designed the awardwinning new extension buildings and the museum have some of Per Kirkeby's artwork on display.


  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ VisitNordjylland.com: Aars Church

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