Vejle (pronounced [ˈvaile]) is a town in Denmark and the site of the council of both Vejle municipality (kommune) and Region Syddanmark, located in southeast of Jutland peninsula. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Vejle municipality is a municipality ( Danish, kommune) in Region Syddanmark on the Jutland peninsula in southeast Denmark Legal foundation of municipalities The Constitution of Denmark states "Article 82 Region Syddanmark ( English: Region South Denmark) is an administrative region of Denmark established on January 1, 2007 as part This article is about the region of Denmark. For the World War I naval battle see Battle of Jutland.
Vejle is a picturesque town located at the head of Vejle Fjord, and for a country where the highest natural elevation is only about 170 m (558 ft) above sea level, Vejle is known for the forested hills that rise to the north and south of the town and fjord. A fjord or fiord (fjɔːd|fiːɔːd or fiːɔːd is a long narrow Inlet with steep sides created in a valley carved by glacial activity. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The older, central part of town features a sizeable cobblestone pedestrian mall leading past the former Town Hall, built in 1878-79. Other prominent landmarks are St. Nicolai's Church, from the mid 13th century, and a windmill built on the slopes of the hills to the south, which, visible from almost everywhere in town, is a symbol of the town. A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind The town is also an industrial center and has a large shipping port. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo
The oldest form of the name "Vejle" was "Wæthelæ", meaning ford, due to its location at an important crossroads at a ford over Vejle River. Throughout its history, it has played a significant role as a merchant town at a busy crossroads – today it is still an important junction for road and rail transport. Vejle was first established on an islet where the small Vejle and Grejs Rivers converged before emptying into Vejle Fjord. The first recorded mention of the town is from 1256, and the first known municipal charter was granted in 1327, although the town itself is probably older. Contemporary Vejle's oldest building, St. Nicolai's Church, was built during the mid 13th century. The church tower is 27. 2 meters (89 ft) in height and the exterior brick wall of the north transept has an interesting feature of 23 spherical indentations approximately 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter (Hogan, 2006), which are the result of incorporation of 23 skulls of robbers into the wall. The most notable aspect of the church is the display of the Haraldskær Woman ("bog woman") in the north transept. The Haraldskær Woman is an Iron Age Bog body found naturally preserved in a Bog in Jutland, Denmark. The body is of the Bronze Age, and is remarkably preserved with skin intact, a consequence of preservation in a peat bog. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for
During the Middle Ages it was important as a market town for traders and artisans, and it developed along those lines up to the mid 17th century. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar During these years the town developed its trade in agriculture and livestock, and traded with cities such as Lübeck and Flensburg, in what is now Germany. Lübeck ( is the second largest City in Schleswig-Holstein, in Northern Germany, and one of the major Flensburg ( Danish: Flensborg, Low Saxon: Flensborg, North Frisian: Flansborj) is an independent town in Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Vejle's population was diminished as a consequence of plague and war. In 1796, though, Vejle was made the seat of the newly founded Vejle County, and the town expanded throughout the 19th century, benefiting from improvements such as a new harbor on the fjord, a railroad station, and modern utilities. Year 1796 ( MDCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year List of County Mayors Municipalities (1970-2006 Notable sites The Jelling stones are archaeological treasures erected by Harald
From the mid 19th century into the 20th century, Vejle developed from a provincial market town into a busy industrial center. Because of the many wool mills, the town was at one point known as the "Manchester of Denmark", although the town's metal works also became and important sector of the local economy. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe
More recently, however, Vejle's industry has moved into food production – it boasts one of the world's largest chewing gum factories, which produces Gumlink brand gum; Stimorol gum is also produced there. For songs called "Chewing Gum" see Chewing Gum (song Chewing gum is a type of Confectionery traditionally made of Chicle Stimorol is a Danish company founded in 1915 by Holger Sørensen that produces Chewing gum. Even so, industry has become less important in recent years, and as this has happened, other sectors, such as data technology and communications, have gained in strength.
With the industrial expansion, Vejle's residential areas increased in size, and the town expanded into the hills surrounding it. Traffic congestion increased with the population, and in 1975, the Vejle Fjord Bridge was constructed over the fjord as part of a highway along Jutland's east coast so that through-traffic would no longer have to be routed through Vejle's center. Vejle Fjord Bridge (Vejlefjordbroen is a Cantilever bridge that spans Vejle Fjord between Mølholm and Nørremarken near the town of Vejle This article is about the region of Denmark. For the World War I naval battle see Battle of Jutland.
Vejle is home to the Vejle Boldklub (Vejle Football Club), which has won several Danish soccer (football) championships throughout the years. Vejle Boldklub (founded in 1891 is a Danish football club with proud traditions from the town of Vejle. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Vejle has fostered many great football players, among them one of the few worldwide stars of Danish soccer history: Allan Simonsen, who was named Europe's best soccer player in 1977. Allan Rodenkam Simonsen (born 15 December 1952 is a former Danish Football (soccer player and manager Thomas Gravesen, former HSV, Everton, Real Madrid, Celtic now Everton player is also a native son. Thomas Gravesen (born 11 March 1976) is a Danish professional football player who plays as a Midfielder.
In the arts, Vejle was home to one of the most well known Danish composers, Jacob Gade, who wrote, among many other things, the "Tango Jalousie". Jacob Thune Hansen Gade ( Vejle, Denmark, November 29, 1879 &ndash February 20, 1963) was a Danish violinist Jacob Thune Hansen Gade ( Vejle, Denmark, November 29, 1879 &ndash February 20, 1963) was a Danish violinist The writers Ulrik Gräs and Harald Kidde have also called Vejle home.
In the mid-20th century, the town had several popular cultural attractions, such as the restaurant Trædballehus, where popular musicians such as Jacob Gade would play. The Munkebjerg Casino, a bit out-of-town on the coast of the fjord, was also a popular getaway in its heyday – at one point featuring Europe's longest wooden escalator, carrying guests from the beach up to the hilltop casino. The Munkebjerg casino still stands, and is a modern hotel and conference center.
Anders Sørensen Vedel (1542–1616) who translated Gesta Danorum into Danish was from Vejle. Anders Sørensen Vedel ( 9 November 1542  – 13 February 1616) was a priest and historian born in Vejle (from which the Vedel Gesta Danorum ("Deeds of the Danes" is a work of Danish history by the 12th century author Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Literate"
Vejle currently have the following 6 friendship city’s:
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