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Aarhus, Denmark
Location in Denmark

Location in Denmark

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307,119 Århus municipality: 468 km²
Metropolitan area 1,228,398 East Jutland metropolitan area 9,997 km2
Time zone Central European: UTC+1
56°09' N
10°13' E

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark after Copenhagen, and the biggest on Jutland, the Danish mainland. It has about 290,000 inhabitants, and the metropolitan area, that Aarhus is a part of has close to 1,400,000.


The settlement of Aarhus was started in around the year 770 as a trading place of the Vikings, but the oldest recorded history of Aarhus is from 951. The city grew in the 16th century and again during the Industrial Revolution.

Aarhus' climate is on the boundary between humid continental (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification) and oceanic (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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