Borup, Køge Municipality

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Borup
town
Borup church
Borup church
Borup is located in Denmark
Borup
Borup
The location of Borup in Denmark
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
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalityKøge
Population
 (2015)
 • Total4,497
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-4140 Borup

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 the second largest town of the municipality.

Borup railway station

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.

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