Vamdrup

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Vamdrup
town
Vamdrup Kirke1.JPG
Vamdrup church
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
Municipality Kolding
Coordinates 55°25′48″N 9°17′15″E / 55.42999°N 9.28740°E / 55.42999; 9.28740Coordinates: 55°25′48″N 9°17′15″E / 55.42999°N 9.28740°E / 55.42999; 9.28740
Population 5,022 (2014)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code DK-6580 Vamdrup
Vamdrup is located in Denmark
Vamdrup
The location of Vamdrup in Denmark

Vamdrup is a town in the Region of Southern Denmark, near Kolding in Denmark with a population of 5,022 (1 January 2014).[1]

History

The custom hall in the old station building when the railway station was a border railway station

Three oak coffins were uncovered from graves in the Bronze Age mound Guldhøj in Holt near Vamdrup in 1891, and are now on display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet).

After the Second War of Schleswig in 1864, where Denmark lost Southern Jutland to Germany until 1920, Vamdrup became a border town, where the railway station had important function as a border railway station. Kolding Sydbaner, a railway company that existed from 1911 to 1948, also had a railway line to Vamdrup.

In connection with the industrialisation in the 1950s and 1960s Vamdrup flourished again with many new companies.

Economy

Danish Air Transport has its head office in the town.[2]

Notable people

  • Lasse Boesen (born 1979 in Vamdrup) a retired Danish team handball player.

References

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Contact DAT Archived 20 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine.." Danish Air Transport. Retrieved on 23 April 2014. "Danish Air Transport A/S Lufthavnsvej 7A DK-6580 Vamdrup"