Slangerup is a town in Frederikssund Municipality, about 30 km north-west of central Copenhagen, in the Capital Region of Denmark.

The church
The church
Coat of arms of Slangerup
Slangerup is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Slangerup is located in Capital Region
Slangerup (Capital Region)
Coordinates: 55°50′48″N 12°10′34″E / 55.84667°N 12.17611°E / 55.84667; 12.17611Coordinates: 55°50′48″N 12°10′34″E / 55.84667°N 12.17611°E / 55.84667; 12.17611
RegionCapital (Hovedstaden)
Established10th century
 • Urban
3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density2,083/km2 (5,390/sq mi)
 • Gender [2]
3,370 males and 3,456 females
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-3550 Slangerup
Area code(+45) 49

The town of SlangerupEdit

The town was established by the Viking Slangir at the time of Harald Bluetooth. King Eric I of Denmark (ca. 1070-July 1103), was born in Slangerup. In the 13th century the town was the scene of activities involving both Bishop Absalon and Valdemar the Great. Thomas Kingo grew up and was priest in the town during the 17th century.

The municipality of SlangerupEdit

Until 1 January 2007, Slangerup was also a municipality covering an area of 46 km² with a total population of 9,237 (2005). Slangerup Municipality ceased as a result of the 2007 Municipal Reform (Kommunalreformen), being merged into Frederikssund municipality along with Jægerspris and Skibby municipalities. This created a municipality with an area of 260 km² and a total population of ca. 44,140.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Eric I of Denmark (ca.1060 in Slangerup – 1103) also known as Eric the Good
  • Thomas Kingo (1634 at Slangerup – 1703 in Odense) a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born
  • Jesper Hoffmeyer (born 1942 in Slangerup) emeritus professor at the University of Copenhagen Institute of Biology, leading figure in biosemiotics
  • Peter Beier (born 1965 in Slangerup) founded the eponymous Danish premium chocolate manufacturing and retailing company in 1996
  • Jesper Hansen (born 1985 in Slangerup) a Danish football goalkeeper for Lyngby BK, 340 club caps


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