Idestrup is a town some 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Nykøbing Falster on the Danish island of Falster. As of 2022, it has a population of 1,153.[1]

Idestrup
Town
Idestrup Church, Falster
Idestrup Church, Falster
Idestrup is located in Falster
Idestrup
Idestrup
Location on Falster
Idestrup is located in Denmark Region Zealand
Idestrup
Idestrup
Idestrup (Denmark Region Zealand)
Idestrup is located in Denmark
Idestrup
Idestrup
Idestrup (Denmark)
Coordinates: 54°44′32″N 11°57′28″E / 54.74222°N 11.95778°E / 54.74222; 11.95778Coordinates: 54°44′32″N 11°57′28″E / 54.74222°N 11.95778°E / 54.74222; 11.95778
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalityGuldborgsund
Area
 • Urban
0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
Population
 (2022)
 • Urban
1,153
 • Urban density3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Idestrup Church built in the Romanesque style dates from the 12th century. With its whitewashed walls, rounded windows and a red tiled roof it stands in the middle of the town.[2] Other buildings of interest include the dairy from the late 19th century, the foramlingshus (community centre) from 1901 and the old people's home with a history going back to 1924.[3]

The town's development owes much to Edward Tesdorph, originally a farmer, who built a pump station to drain the area after a flood in 1872. He was behind the local high tension power station (1912) as well as the sugar refinery in Nykøbing.[4]

Various Iron Age and Bronze Age finds have recently been made in and around Idestrup indicating that it has been inhabited for much longer than previously thought.[5]

The town todayEdit

The town has a sports association, Idestrup-Væggerløse Idrætsforening, and Idestrup Hallen, a sports hall suitable for football, handball, gymnastics, badminton and tennis.[6][7] There is also a library, food store and, since 2011, a new private school.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January by urban areas, area and population density: The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Kirken", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Localhistorie", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Idestrup" Archived 2014-01-01 at the Wayback Machine, Guldborgsund. (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Jernalderfund", Idestrup og Omegns Grundejerforening. (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Idestrup-Væggerløse Idrætsforening",. (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Idestrup Hallen". (in Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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