Kolding is a Danish seaport found at the head of Kolding Fjord in Region Syddanmark (Region of Southern Denmark). Kolding is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has many industrial companies.
With a population of 86,000 inhabitants, Kolding is the seventh largest in Denmark.
History[change | change source]
Battles of Kolding[change | change source]
1658[change | change source]
In the Battle of Kolding on December 25, 1658, the alliance of Polish and Danish forces under hetman Stefan Czarniecki defeated the Swedish forces of Charles X Gustav of Sweden.
1849[change | change source]
A battle between German and Danish troops in the town on April 23 1849 during the First War of Schleswig.
The fireworks accident in Seest[change | change source]
On November 3, 2004, N. P. Johnsen's Fireworksfactory in Seest exploded. One firefighter died, 85 people were injured, and around 2000 people were evacuated during this accident in Kolding,.
Important places in Kolding[change | change source]
- The Museet på Koldinghus, the museum of the city. It has a collection of Danish art from the late Middle Ages to the 1940s, and a very large collection of items in gold and silver.
- The Trapholt art museum.
- The Designskolen Kolding, a university school of design
Sister cities[change | change source]
The following cities are sisters of Kolding:
- Anjo, Japan (since 1997)
- Delmenhorst, Germany (since 1979)
- Drammen, Norway (since 1946)
- Huéscar, Spain (since 1982)
- Lappeenranta, Finland (since 1947)
- Panevėžys, Lithuania (since 2000)
- Pisa, Italy (since 2007) Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Stykkishólmur, Iceland (since 1979)
- Szombathely, Hungary (since 1991)
- Örebro, Sweden (since 1946)
Notes[change | change source]
- ↑ "Venskabsbyer". Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2008-02-28.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official English homepage of Kolding municipality Archived 2006-09-25 at Archive.today
- Official site of Koldinghus castle
- Kolding Museum Archived 2012-07-28 at the Wayback Machine