|• Mayor||Gert Jørgensen|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Sorø is a town in Sorø municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The population is 7,980 (2019). The municipal council and the regional council are located in Sorø.
Sorø was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagen, and is the site of Sorø Academy (Danish Sorø Akademis Skole). The Academy is an educational institution built in 1140. Also built that year was Sorø Klosterkirke, the church where Bishop Absalon and Margaret I of Denmark were buried (she was later moved to Roskilde Domkirke, Roskilde).
Companies headquartered in Sorø include Hørkram.
- Jens Schielderup Sneedorff (1724 in Sorø – 1764) a Danish author, professor of political science and a central figure in Denmark in the Age of Enlightenment
- Jens Paludan-Müller (1771 in Sorø – 1845) a Danish bishop, teacher and author, bishop of the Diocese of Aarhus 1830-1845
- Christian Frederik Lütken (1827 in Sorø - 1901) a Danish zoologist and naturalist
- Emilie Mundt (1842 in Sorø – 1922) a Danish painter of portraits of children.
- Margrete Heiberg Bose (1865–1952) an Argentine physicist of Danish origin
- Thorkel Møller (1868 in Sorø - 1946) a Danish architect who worked in Aarhus
- Axel Thayssen (1885 in Sorø – 1952) a Danish tennis player, competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics
- Astrid Holm (1893 in Sønder Bjerge Sogn – 1961) a Danish theater and film actress from the early silent film era
- Bent Jensen (born 1925 in Sorø) a Danish rower, competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics
- Peter Reinhard Hansen (born 1968 in Sorø) Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina
- Yvonne Herløv Andersen (born 1942) a Danish politician, elected to the Folketing in 1977 from Sorø, serving until 1979
- Ina Skriver (born 1949 in Sorø) a Danish-born actress and model who worked mostly in British films and TV, now lives in Somerset
- Trine Hansen (born 1973) grew up in Sorø, a retired female rower, Bronze medallist at the 1996 Summer Olympics
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