Vamdrup is a town in the Region of Southern Denmark, near Kolding in Denmark with a population of 4,809 (1 January 2022).[2]

Vamdrup
town
Vamdrup church
Vamdrup church
Vamdrup is located in Denmark
Vamdrup
Vamdrup
Location in Denmark
Vamdrup is located in Region of Southern Denmark
Vamdrup
Vamdrup
Vamdrup (Region of Southern Denmark)
Coordinates: 55°25′48″N 9°17′15″E / 55.42999°N 9.28740°E / 55.42999; 9.28740Coordinates: 55°25′48″N 9°17′15″E / 55.42999°N 9.28740°E / 55.42999; 9.28740
CountryDenmark
RegionSouthern Denmark (Syddanmark)
MunicipalityKolding
Area
 • Urban
4.44 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)
 • Urban
4,809
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Gender [1]
2,416 males and 2,393 females
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-6580 Vamdrup

HistoryEdit

 
The custom hall in the old station building when the railway station was a border railway station

Three oak coffins were uncovered from graves in the Bronze Age mound Guldhøj in Holt near Vamdrup in 1891, and are now on display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet).

After the Second War of Schleswig in 1864, where Denmark lost Southern Jutland to Germany until 1920, Vamdrup became a border town, where the railway station had important function as a border railway station. Kolding Sydbaner, a railway company that existed from 1911 to 1948, also had a railway line to Vamdrup.

In connection with the industrialisation in the 1950s and 1960s Vamdrup flourished again with many new companies.

EconomyEdit

Danish Air Transport has its head office in the town.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BY1: Population 1st January by urban areas, age and sex The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ BY3: Population 1st January by urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ "Contact DAT Archived 20 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine." Danish Air Transport. Retrieved on 23 April 2014. "Danish Air Transport A/S Lufthavnsvej 7A DK-6580 Vamdrup"

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