Hadsund (Danish: [hæðˈsɔnˀ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city in the eastern part of Jutland with a population of 4,943 (1 January 2021) (5,379 incl. Hadsund South).[1] The city is located by the narrow strait of Hadsund, , along an inlet called Mariagerfjord. This is a part of Mariagerfjord Municipality in the North Denmark Region. Until 2007, Hadsund was the administrative seat of Hadsund Municipality.

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Official seal of Hadsund
Coat of arms of Hadsund
On the edge of the Northern Jutland
(Danish: På kanten af Nordjylland)
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Hadsund is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°43′N 10°06′E / 56.717°N 10.100°E / 56.717; 10.100
RegionNorth Denmark (Nordjylland)
Official birthdayTrade rights December 1, 1854
 • Total5,379 (incl. Hadsund Syd)
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2

The town of Hadsund is home to a number of companies, including DAVA Foods, Nilfisk and Bodylab. The western part of the greater Hadsund area is home to the oldest still existing windmill in northern Jutland, Havnø Mølle, which was built in 1842 and operated until approximately 1927.

Although the etymology and origins of the city name remain inconclusive, one interpretation holds that the city's name can be traced back to the 18th century as "Houses of the Sound", which was formerly the collective name for the first settlements along the main road. The town was granted elevated privileges as a trade hub on December 1, 1854 (which was then the city's official birthday), but never gained de facto market town-rights.

The town houses multiple educational institutions, including Tech College Mariagerfjord, VUC Hadsund, Hadsund School and Hadsund Produktionsskole in the area of vocational education. The city has a broad selection of supermarkets and specialty shops considering the city's modest population. The town also has the only covered shopping center in Himmerland: Hadsund Butikscenter.

Storegade has constituted the city's pedestrian zone since 1990. The street was part of the main highway between Hobro and Aalborg until the road was reformed in 1970.

Hadsund is also the birthplace of author Hans Kirk (1898–1962).

Hans Kirk's childhood home on Jacob Møllersgade in Hadsund

The town of HadsundEdit

The photo was taken north of Hadsund Bridge. picture shows Hadsund

The town of Hadsund is situated south of the city of Aalborg, and north of the city of Randers. Hadsund was founded in 1854, when the city received commercial space privileges. Before this there had only been a ferry crossing with permission to hold markets on both sides of the fjord. In 1861, a commercial port was instituted followed by a rail link to Randers in 1883, which was extended to encompass Aalborg in 1900. Hadsund had two stations, namely Hadsund North Station, which lay within the city, and Hadsund South Station, which remains in Hadsund South today. Hadsund North Station was demolished in 1985, although the railway had already been closed on April 1, 1969. Today the town has a population of 4,971 (January 1, 2020).[2]


Hadsund about 1937

It was founded in 1854, when it received handelspladsprivilegier. Prior to this it mostly comprised a ferry terminal with permission to hold markets on either side of the fjord. In 1883 a rail link was established to Randers, and in 1900 another to Aalborg. Hadsund had two stations: Hadsund Nord (demolished in 1985) and Hadsund Syd.

The existence of the bridge Mariager Fjord serves as the explanation for the continued relevance of the city. In 1904 a railway bridge spanning the inlet was constructed, bringing the hinterland south of the fjord closer to the town.

Year Number of dwellings Number of inhabitants From/to
1801 9 -
1840 7 -2
1870 270 +63
1880 390 +120
1890 110 farms and houses 701 +311
1921 376 1.971 +1.270
1930 2.415 +444
1955 1.175 2.484 +69
1986 4.000 +1.516
1997 5.103 +1.103
2006 5.526 +423
2007 5.524 -2
2008 5.542 +18
2009 2.558 5.484 -58
2010 5.498 +14
2011 5.519 +21
2012 5.457 -62

Hadsund ArmsEdit

Granted to the town in 1937. The coat of arms shows mainly the 1904 bridge. The four waves symbolize villages that lay in the municipality: Skelund, Visborg, Vive, and Hadsund. The crescent shape symbolizes the new municipality, and the star represents longevity. The bridge was replaced in 1976, but its classic steel arches were never changed in the town logo.

Neighbourhoods and SettlementsEdit

  • Søndergårde is located in the northern part of Hadsund. The district was until approx. 1970 a city for themselves, but grew with Hadsund since built an industrial zone and a residential area close to the city.
  • Hadsund Syd, originally Sønder Hadsund, lies immediately south of Hadsund bridge (about 250 meters). The district has 500 inhabitants and was founded approximately. 1880th in Hadsund South is Hadsund South Station, Ferry Inn Hotel South. Hadsund Syd has a current population of 477 (January 1, 2014).[2]
  • Hadsund Huse located in the northwest part of town, next to the Secondary Route 507th

Other settlements in Hadsund:

  • Molhøj
  • Haderup
  • Glargårde

website http://www.hadsundby.dk/



Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[3]

Climate data for Hadsund
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
Average low °C (°F) 0
Average precipitation days 16 9 13 10 12 14 14 16 18 15 13 14 164
Source: Weatherbase[4]

Notable peopleEdit

Rigsråd Jørgen Lykke, 1583
  • Jørgen Lykke (1515 in Hadsund – 1583) was a Danish nobleman, diplomat and politician
  • Thora Pedersen (1875 in Øster Hurup near Hadsund – 1954) a teacher, school inspector and women's rights proponent
  • Hans Kirk (1898 in Hadsund – 1962) a Danish lawyer, journalist and celebrated author
  • Michael Westergård Jensen (1916 – executed 1944) a merchant and member of the Danish resistance, brought up in Hadsund
  • Svend Axelsson (born 1937 in Hadsund) a Danish modernist architect
  • Jan Beyer Schmidt-Sørensen (born 1958) a Danish economist, grew up in Hadsund
  • Jakob Axel Nielsen (born 1967) a lawyer and politician, member of the Folketing since 2005, brought up in Hadsund
  • Inger Støjberg (born 1973) was the Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing, 2015/2019, lives in Hadsund



  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ a b BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Hadsund
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on June 23, 2013.

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Coordinates: 56°43′N 10°07′E / 56.717°N 10.117°E / 56.717; 10.117