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Bjæverskov is a town in Køge Municipality, with a population of 2,917 (1 January 2015)[1] at the road between Køge and Ringsted about 10 kilometres west of Køge and 16 kilometres/10 miles east of Ringsted.

Bjæverskov
town
Bjæverskov church
Bjæverskov church
Bjæverskov is located in Denmark
Bjæverskov
Bjæverskov
The location of Bjæverskov in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°27′36″N 12°01′27″E / 55.4598783°N 12.0241841°E / 55.4598783; 12.0241841Coordinates: 55°27′36″N 12°01′27″E / 55.4598783°N 12.0241841°E / 55.4598783; 12.0241841
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalityKøge
Population (2015)
 • Total2,917
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codeDK-4632 Bjæverskov

HistoryEdit

In the Middle Ages an estate was located just west of Bjæverskov church. In 1999 Køge Museum made an archeological excavation on the site when Bjæverskovskatten (The Bjæverskov Treasure), a three-legged ore pot containing approx. 2550 coins and some jewelry from about 1254-59, was found.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Anders Petersen (1827 in Bjæverskov – 1914) a school teacher and author of historical, genealogical and statistical books
  • David Borchersen (born 1978 at Bjæverskov) a Danish cricketer, a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace
  • Anita Madsen (born 1995) a Danish former competitive figure skater, lives in Bjæverskov

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