Borup, Køge Municipality

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Borup
town
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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.

Geography[edit]

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.



History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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