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Aalborg

Administration
Full nameAalborg
Motto"Seize The World" , In Danish "Vild med Verden"
CountryDenmark
RegionNorth Denmark Region
MunicipalityAalborg Municipality
First mention"Alabu" written at coins from 1035
Officiel birthdayTrade rights June 16, 1342
Government
MayorHenning G. Jensen (S)
Geography
Urban Area53.7 sq mi (139 km2)
Elevation16.4 ft (5 m)
Demography
Total Population124921 (2011)
Density (pop.)888/km2 (2299.9/sq mi)
Municipal200076
DemonymAalborggenser
Other information
Time zoneCentral Europe Time (UTC+1)
Postal codes9000, 9008, 9020, 9100, 9200, 9210, 9220, 9400

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Aalborg (or Ålborg) (-daˈʌlb̥ɒːˀ-Aalborg is a Danish industrial and university city in North Jutland. The city of Aalborg has a population of 103,545 (124,921 including Nørresundby) making it the fourth largest city in Denmark in terms of population.

The municipality of Aalborg has a population of 199,188 (2011) making it the third most populous municipality in the country after Copenhagen and Århus. The earliest settlements date back to around AD 700. Its location by the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, and an industrial centre later. Today, the city is in transition from a working-class industrial city to a knowledge-based one.


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