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Rosensgadder - Odder's pedestrianised high street.
|Region||Central Denmark (Midtjylland)|
|• Municipal||225 km2 (87 sq mi)|
|• Municipal density||96.51/km2 (250.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Europe Time (UTC+1)|
Odder is a town in the Odder municipality, just south of Aarhus, and in Region Midtjylland. As of 1 January 2014[update] Odder had a population of 11,404. The town is located in the middle of Denmark, just south of the city of Aarhus and is often affectionately described by its inhabitants as "the heart of Denmark". The 26.5-kilometre (16.5 mi) Odderbanen train line connects the town and other towns in the municipality to Aarhus. The railway line is known as Oddergrisen ("The Odder Pig"). The original A/S Hads-Ning Herreders Jernbane train line was established in 1884.
Odder and the surrounding areas have for centuries been amongst the richest farmlands in Denmark, and still today, the area is home to a great selection of Manors and Castles of the noblemen who used to rule the area and its rich farmlands. Gyllingnæs, Åkjær, Rathlousdal and Rodstenseje are some of the most beautiful of these, and can still be visited and seen in operation.
Born in Odder:
- 1910 – Ejler Bille, artist.
- 1916 – Willy Brauer, trade unionist and municipal politician.
- 1929 – Knud Enggaard, minister of multiple governments in the period 1978-93.
- 1946 – Niels Fredborg, track cyclist, goldmedal winner of 1972 München summer olympics.
- 1957 – Jens Jørn Spottag, actor.
- 1965 – Andrea Vagn Jensen, actress.
- 1979 - Juliane Elander Rasmussen, competitive rowing athlete.
- 1983 – Thomas Mogensen, handball player.
- 1989 - Sofie Linde Lauridsen, acress and television hostess.
Resident in Odder:
- "Vision Østjylland", Miljøministeriet, 20. august 2008 (Danish), a describtion of the East Jutland metropolitan area
- BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark