Faxe

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Faxe
Fakse
The church in Faxe
The church in Faxe
Faxe is located in Denmark
Faxe
Faxe
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944Coordinates: 55°15′19″N 12°07′10″E / 55.25528°N 12.11944°E / 55.25528; 12.11944
Country Denmark
Region Region Sjælland
Municipality Faxe
Current municipality 2007-01-01
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,887
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (CEST)
Postal code 4640 Faxe
Area code(s) (+45) 49

Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is located in Faxe Municipality in Region Zealand. The town is most known for the Faxe Brewery, a relatively large brewery producing a range of beer and soft drinks. On the edge of town lies a big limestone quarry (1 km2), Faxe Quarry, owned by Faxe Kalk.

History

The name Fakse is Old Norse and means "horse mane", probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is mentioned in 1280. The first church was built in 1440.

A narrow gauge railway line opened between the quarry and Faxe Ladeplads in 1865. The Østbanen railway line opened in 1879.

Landmarks

Faxe Church is from the late 15th century. The half-timbered Rasmus Svendsens Skole from 1633 is Denmark's oldest still existing village school. The Jomfruens Egede estate traces its history to 1346.

Notable people

Gallery

See also

(Neighbouring towns)

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