Brønderslev is a town with a population of 12,046 (1 January 2014) located 31 kilometers north of Aalborg. It is the municipal seat of Brønderslev municipality, Vendsyssel in Region Nordjylland, the northernmost part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.
The name of the town is derived from a local Norsemen chief, Brunder.
Facilities and attractions
Brønderslev is home to the regional-museum of 'Vildmosemuseet' (The vildmose Museum), concentrating on the cultural-history of Store Vildmose and surroundings. Vildmosemuseet is part of The Museums in Brønderslev Municipality which comprise a total of three museums, all recognized by the State of Denmark. The other two being 'Try Museum' and 'Dorf Møllegård', both in Dronninglund.
Brønderslev is served by Brønderslev railway station. It is located on the Aalborg-Hjørring-Frederikshavn railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Frederikshavn and regional train services to Aalborg and Frederikshavn.
- Peder Møller (1877–1940) a Danish violinist and music teacher
- Ejnar Mikkelsen (1880–1971) a Danish polar explorer and author, made expeditions to Greenland
- Ellen Gottschalch (1894 in Asaa – 1981) a Danish stage and film actress
- Per Bak (1948–2002) a Danish theoretical physicist, wrote about self-organized criticality
- Ove Christensen (born 1950) an Association football manager, most recently of Vendsyssel FF
- Kim Jensen (born 1961) assistant national handball coach for the Danish national team for women.
- Marianne Gaarden (born 1964) a Danish prelate who is the 21st and current Bishop of Lolland-Falster
- Naja Abelsen (born 1964) a Danish-Greenlandic painter and illustrator
- Stine Jørgensen (born 1990 in Dronninglund) a Danish handball player for Odense Håndbold and Denmark
- Jakob Ahlmann Nielsen (born 1991) a Danish footballer, 130 caps for AaB and 2 caps for Denmark
- The Blue Van is a blues rock band formed in Brønderslev in 2003
- Lydia Prince Evangelist to Israel, 1890-1967
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- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
- Vildmosemuseet The museums homepage (in Danish)
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