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Aalborg

Aalborg (ôlˈbôrg, ôlˈbôr), city (2020 pop. 136,000), capital of Nordjylland co., N Denmark, on both sides of the Limfjord; it is Denmark's fourth largest city. It is a major industrial, transportation, and cultural center. Manufactures include cement, machinery, chemicals, liquor, ships, spitirs, and textiles. Known in the 11th cent., Aalborg was chartered in 1342. Of note are the Cathedral of St. Botolph (12th cent.), Aalborghus castle (early 16th cent.), and Aalborghallen (1953), Scandinavia's largest conference and concert center. The city has two colleges. The name also is spelled Ålborg.
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Ålborg

 

(Aalborg), a city in northern Denmark, in Jutland; located on Limfjorden (Lim Fjord). Capital of Ålborg Amt. Population, including Nørresundby, 155,400(1971). A railroad junction and large seaport, Ålborg manufactures cement, textiles, chemicals, and foods (in particular, spirits and vegetable oils). A major occupation of the inhabitants is fishing. Ålborg is also an important shipbuilding center.

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Aalborg

, Ålborg
a city and port in Denmark, in N Jutland. Pop.: 121 549 (2004 est.)
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