Borup, Køge Municipality

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Borup church
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Køge
Coordinates 55°29′45″N 11°58′40″E / 55.49592°N 11.97789°E / 55.49592; 11.97789Coordinates: 55°29′45″N 11°58′40″E / 55.49592°N 11.97789°E / 55.49592; 11.97789
Population 4,497 (2015)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code DK-4140 Borup
The location of Borup in Denmark

Borup, in Køge Municipality, 40 km southwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a railway town on the railroad between Roskilde and Ringsted. With a population of 4,497 (1 January 2015),[1] it is

Borup railway station

the second largest town of the municipality.


Borup is in east central Zealand, 14 km west of Køge, 11 km northeast of Ringsted, and 18 km southwest of Roskilde - between the two small lakes Borup Lake (Danish: Borup Sø) on the western outskirts of the town and the larger Kimmerslev Lake (Danish: Kimmerslev Sø) on the southeastern outskirts.


In 1967, Borup was known for an air-raid shelter built in the town by the doomsday cult The Orthon cult.[2]

On 1 April 1970, Borup became the municipal seat of Skovbo Municipality, until it was merged with Køge Municipality on 1 January 2007.


  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ Skeptic Report: The Orthon cult - Doomsday in Denmark 1967