Sindal

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Sindal
Town
Sindal
Sindal Station
Sindal is located in Denmark
Sindal
Sindal
Location in Denmark
Sindal is located in North Jutland Region
Sindal
Sindal
Sindal (North Jutland Region)
Coordinates: 57°28′28″N 10°12′8″E / 57.47444°N 10.20222°E / 57.47444; 10.20222Coordinates: 57°28′28″N 10°12′8″E / 57.47444°N 10.20222°E / 57.47444; 10.20222
CountryDenmark
RegionNorth Jutland Region
MunicipalityHjørring Municipality
Area
 • Urban
2.82 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Urban
3,110
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-9870 Sindal

Sindal is a railway town on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. It has a population of 3,110 (1 January 2021) and is located in Hjørring Municipality in Region Nordjylland.

Until January 1, 2007, Sindal was also the seat of Sindal Municipality which was merged with existing Hjørring, Løkken-Vrå, and Hirtshals municipalities to form an enlarged Hjørring Municipality.

History[edit]

The town was originally named Soldalen, meaning "Sun Valley".[2] There is some dispute over when the city was officially founded; the earliest records of the city's existence date back to the 18th century, in which the city is described as "Sindal church near the town of Sindal with Housing for the priest, a railroad, and school".[3] Much of the town's growth was a result the Sindal Station, which brought business to the area and was built in 1871.

Sindal Windmill

The town's oldest commercial building is the Sindal mill. It had originally been built in the nearby village of Fjeldsted, but was moved to Sindal in 1872 after the railway station was opened. It remained operational as a grain mill until 1947, but after its closure fell into disrepair. Major restorations managed to save the windmill and today it remains the only fully preserved stone-walled mill in Vendsyssel.[4][5][6]

In 1976, Sindal Airport opened.[7] The Airport is property of Hjørring Municipality which oversees its operations.[8]

Religion[edit]

Old Sindal Church in 2008

The town's original church, referred to as Old Sindal Church (Danish: Sindal Gamle Kirke), was first built in the 12th century. It has since been renovated and expanded several times.[9] In 1910, Sindal City Church (Danish: Sindal Bykirke) was built to accommodate the expanding town. It was designed by Hother A. Paludan in the Neo-Romanesque style.[10][11] Both congregations belong to the Church of Denmark and are part of the parish of Sindal Sogn within the Diocese of Aalborg.

Sindal City Church

Sindal Baptist Church (Danish: Sindal Baptistkirke) was established in 1905 as a free church.

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January by urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Oplevelser i Sindal". Toppen af Danmark (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  3. ^ Trap, J.P. (1877). Kongeriget Danmark: Amterne Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers (in Danish). Vol. 5 (2nd ed.). Copenhagen. p. 49.
  4. ^ Adolfsen, Lars Dalsgaard (2012-04-27). "Mangeårigt mølleprojekt lakker mod enden". Building Supply DK (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  5. ^ Lebech-Sørensen, Anne Marie (2006). Vindmøller og vandmøller i Danmark (in Danish). Forlaget SKIB. p. 213.
  6. ^ "Sindal Mølle". www.toppenafdanmark.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  7. ^ "Sindals historie". Trap Danmark (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  8. ^ Østergaard, Carl Åge (2009-11-27). "Frederikshavn ud af Sindal Lufthavn". www.nordjyske.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  9. ^ "Sindal Gl. Kirke". Sindal-Astrup Pastorat (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  10. ^ "Sindal Bykirke". www.nordenskirker.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  11. ^ "Sindal Bykirke". Sindal-Astrup Pastorat (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-08-10.