|Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°05′E / 55.650°N 12.083°ECoordinates: 55°39′N 12°05′E / 55.650°N 12.083°E|
|• Mayor||Thomas Bredam (S)|
|• Total||211.99 km2 (81.85 sq mi)|
(1 January 2016)
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Roskilde (Danish pronunciation: [ˈʁʌskilə]) was the capital of Denmark until 1443. Since then, Copenhagen has been the capital.
The most important church in Denmark is in Roskilde. It is where the dead Danish kings are buried. The city also have a yearly music festival called Roskilde Festival. The festival is one of two biggest in Europe.
Roskilde has a population of about 54,000. An important economic activity is tourism.
Famous people from Roskilde[change | change source]
- Jens Adolf Jerichau (d. 1916), painter
- Peter Madsen (1978-), footballer
- Kevin Magnussen (1992-), racing driver
- Lise Nørgaard, writer, journalist, screenwriter
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "BY1: Population 1. January by urban areas, age and sex". statbank.dk. Statistics Denmark. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- ↑ Dorph-Petersen, Jes; Kaster, Søren. "Egmont 1878–2003 • 125 years". Egmont Publishing. Retrieved 28 January 2010.