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The church
The church
Coat of arms of Slangerup
Coat of arms
Slangerup is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°50′48″N 12°10′34″E / 55.84667°N 12.17611°E / 55.84667; 12.17611Coordinates: 55°50′48″N 12°10′34″E / 55.84667°N 12.17611°E / 55.84667; 12.17611
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Frederikssund
Established 10th century
Population (2015)
 • Total 6,729
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)
Postal code 3550 Slangerup
Area code(s) (+45) 49

Slangerup is a town in Frederikssund municipality, about 30 km north-west of central Copenhagen, in the Capital Region of Denmark.

The town of Slangerup[edit]

The town was established by the Viking Slangir at the time of Harald Bluetooth. King Eric I of Denmark (ca. 1070-July 1103), was born in Slangerup. In the 13th century the town was the scene of activities involving both Bishop Absalon and Valdemar the Great. Thomas Kingo grew up and was priest in the town during the 17th century.

The municipality of Slangerup[edit]

Until 1 January 2007, Slangerup was also a municipality covering an area of 46 km² with a total population of 9,237 (2005). Slangerup Municipality ceased as a result of the 2007 Municipal Reform (Kommunalreformen), being merged into Frederikssund municipality along with Jægerspris and Skibby municipalities. This created a municipality with an area of 260 km² and a total population of ca. 44,140.

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