Sorø (Danish pronunciation: [ˈsoːˌʁœˀ]) is a town in Sorø municipality in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The population is 8,005 (2020).[1] The municipal council and the regional council are located in Sorø.

Sorø
Town
Sorø Academy
Sorø Academy
Coat of arms of Sorø
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
"Skolebyen Sorø"
Sorø is located in Denmark
Sorø
Sorø
Coordinates: 55°26′N 11°34′E / 55.433°N 11.567°E / 55.433; 11.567Coordinates: 55°26′N 11°34′E / 55.433°N 11.567°E / 55.433; 11.567
Country Denmark
RegionRegion Zealand
MunicipalitySorø Municipality
Founded1100s
Government
 • MayorGert Jørgensen
Area
 • Urban
5.43 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Urban
8,005
 • Urban density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Soraner
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4180
Websitesoroe.dk

Sorø was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagen, and is the site of Sorø Academy (Danish Sorø Akademis Skole). The Academy is an educational institution built in 1140. Also built that year was Sorø Klosterkirke, the church where Bishop Absalon and Margaret I of Denmark were buried (she was later moved to Roskilde Domkirke, Roskilde).

Many people live in Sorø, but work either in the greater Copenhagen metropolitan area or in the town of Roskilde[citation needed].

EconomyEdit

Companies headquartered in Sorø include Hørkram.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Jens Schielderup Sneedorff, 1764

SportEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 June 2020
  3. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 June 2020
  4. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 June 2020

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