|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||(+45) 58|
In the 11th century, Slagelse had a mint and was an important trading centre. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is Trelleborg, a Viking fortress.
Hans Christian Andersen studied in the grammar school in this city for a few years but described it as a "nuisance".
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