Korsør

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Korsør
City
Coat of arms of Korsør
Coat of arms
Korsør is located in Denmark Region Zealand
Korsør
Korsør
Location in Region Zealand
Coordinates: 55°20′N 11°09′E / 55.333°N 11.150°E / 55.333; 11.150Coordinates: 55°20′N 11°09′E / 55.333°N 11.150°E / 55.333; 11.150
Country Denmark
RegionFlag of Region Sjælland.svg Region Zealand
MunicipalitySlagelse Kommune coa.PNG Slagelse
Area
 • Urban
6.67 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Urban
14,608
 • Urban density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Korsoraner Korsørianer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4220
Calling code(+45) 58

Korsør is a town on Zealand, Denmark. It is located in Slagelse Municipality. Until 2007 Korsør was the seat of Korsør Municipality. The town is located 15 km west of Slagelse, 12 km north-west of Skælskør and connects to Nyborg through the Great Belt Bridge.

Formerly the main ferry port from Zealand to Funen, the town of Korsør is divided into two halves by the Korsør Nor inlet, with the northern part named Halsskov. Most of the historical southern part of Korsør (Korsør proper) is low-lying and prone to flooding.

Culture[edit]

The Korsør Biograf Teater, which opened in August 1908, is the world's oldest movie theater in continuous use that is still operating.[2]

Sights[edit]

Korsør Mini Town (Danish: Korsør Miniby) is a miniature model of the town of Korsør as it looked in 1875. It is built in 1:10 scale and has existed since 2001.[3]

Taarnborg is a manor located in Halsskov in Korsør. Taarnborg was originally a village, in which a castle was built in the 1100s. It was referred to as Korsør Castle and later came under the name of Dyrehovedgaard. It was renamed to Taarnborg in 1846. The manor owns 334 acres.[4]

Korsør Fortification[edit]

Korsør Fortification (Danish: Korsør Fæstning) is a set of fortifications located centrally in Korsør. It was built in the 1100s. Today there are five buildings on the fortifications, though all are built at different times and only the tower originates from the castle that used to be located on the fortification. The tower is from the 1200s.[5]

Korsør City and Strait Crossing Museum (Danish: Korsør By og Overfartsmuseum) is a museum located in Korsør. The museum was founded in 1983, and is focussed on the strait crossing from Korsør to Nyborg. The museum is located in a building on Korsør Fortification.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

Public thought and politics[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1 January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Guinness". Korsør Biograf Teater (in Danish). Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ Korsørminiby.dk "Korsør Miniby" Retrieved 23 August 2020
  4. ^ Danskeherregaarde.dk "Taarnborg" Retrieved 23 August 2020
  5. ^ Minkultur.slagelse.dk "Korsør Fæstning" Retrieved 23 August 2020
  6. ^ Byogoverfartsmuseet.dk "Historie" Retrieved 23 August 2020