Store Heddinge

Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. It is the administrative seat of Stevns Municipality, and has a population of 3,430 (1 January 2020).[1]

Store Heddinge
The church of Sankt Katharina
Official seal of Store Heddinge
Seal
Coat of arms of Store Heddinge
Coat of arms
Store Heddinge is located in Denmark
Store Heddinge
Store Heddinge
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°18′32″N 12°23′14″E / 55.30893°N 12.38726°E / 55.30893; 12.38726
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalityStevns
Government
 • MayorPoul Arne Nielsen
Area
 • Urban
2.25 km2 (0.87 sq mi)
 • Municipality250.19 km2 (96.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Urban
3,430
 • Urban density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2

GeographyEdit

The town is situated in the eastern side of Denmark, on the Stevns Peninsula.

HistoryEdit

The town came into existence during the 13th century, and Saint Katharina Church (Sct. Katharina kirke) is also from that time. The town received privileged status as a merchant town in 1441. A Latin preparatory school was founded in the town in 1620, but was closed down in 1739.

The assembly house (Danish, tinghuset) in Store Heddinge was built around 1838 on the newly built Nytorv plaza as a combination town hall, assembly hall, and jail. It was built by architect Jørgen Hansen Koch, who was Director for the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi).

The water tower is from 1912 and is made of limestone, from nearby Stevns Klint, and red brick.

PhotogalleryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Jutta Bojsen-Møller

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Store Heddinge at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°18′32″N 12°23′14″E / 55.30893°N 12.38726°E / 55.30893; 12.38726