|Region||North Denmark (Nordjylland)|
|• Town||929.58 km2 (358.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Density||27/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||(+45) 72|
Hjørring is the main town and the administrative seat of Hjørring Municipality, Region Nordjylland, In Denmark, Scandinavia. The population is 25,071 (1 January 2014). It is one of Denmark's oldest towns, and it celebrated its 750th anniversary as a market town in 1993.
Archaeological discoveries show that the area was already populated 10,000 years ago.
A major fire burned down much of the town in 1819.
There are good educational opportunities in the town including a gymnasium (the Danish equivalent of a high school or pre-college), a business and technical college and a nursing school.
Hjørring also has a large hospital.
Dana Cup, one of the world's largest football tournaments, takes place in Hjørring at the end of July, with 17,000 footballers from all around the world. The tournament celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006.
The town is also the home for the Hjørring Revue (Hjørring revyen), a summer revue that has been a part of Hjørring's entertainment life since the 1920s and one more revue, the Lundergaard Revue (Lundergaard Revyen). The latter revue celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008. The revue has about 5000 guests a summer over.
Hjørring has been growing in recent years, with new shops and franchises opening. The most recent addition to Hjørring is the new city shopping centre, Metropol, which has led to a change in the city centre as one of Hjørring's main streets, Østergade, has been closed to vehicular traffic and is now open only for pedestrians and bicycles. Metropol, inaugurated in March 2008, is located on Østergade.
Hjørring holds the headquarters of the regional museum of Vendsyssel Historical Museum. It is located in the city center. Apart from the exhibitions and museum itself, there is a small, publicly accessible park and garden area, that facilitates picnics.
One of the two branches of Profession School University College North Jutland (Danish: Professionshøjskolen University College Nordjylland) can be found in Hjørring.
See also EUC Nord.
Hjørring railway station is the principal railway station of the town. It is located on the Vendsyssel Line between Aalborg and Frederikshavn and is the terminus of the Hirtshals railway line. It offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen, regional train services to Frederikshavn and Aalborg and local train services to Hirtshals. The town is also served by the railway halts Kvægtorvet, Teglgårdsvej, Herregårdsparken and Vellingshøj.
- Hans Gram (1685 in Bjergby – 1748) a Danish academic and historian
- Niels Peter Bornholdt (1842–1924) a Danish shipping agent and landowner
- Benedicte Wrensted (1859–1949) a notable Danish-American photographer, emigrated to the US in 1894, photographed the Shoshone native people in Idaho
- Johan Kjær Hansen (1907–1944) a member of the Danish resistance executed by the German occupying power
- Axel Borup-Jørgensen (1924–2012) a Danish composer
- Knud Sørensen (born 1928) a Danish writer, poet and novelist
- Hanne Kjærholm (1930–2009) a Danish architect, taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
- Hanne-Vibeke Holst (born 1959) an author and journalist
- Ann Eleonora Jørgensen (born 1965) a Danish film, television and stage actor
- Morten Middelfart (born 1970) a Danish entrepreneur, inventor and technologist; designed TARGIT Business Intelligence software
- Kasper Bai (born 1974) a Danish songwriter, composer, arranger and guitarist
- Sisse Fisker (born 1976 in Tårs) a Danish television presenter
- Robert Larsen (1898–1981) a Danish boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics
- Victor Jörgensen (1924–2001) a boxer, bronze medallist at the 1952 Summer Olympics
- Mogens Krogh (born 1963) a Danish retired professional football goalkeeper, 654 pro appearances
- Jette Jeppesen (born 1964) a Danish javelin thrower, competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics
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- Jannik Pohl (born 1996) a Danish football player for AaB
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