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Silkeborg(sĭl`kəbôr'), city (1992 pop. 35,027), Aarhus co., central Denmark, on the Gudenå River. It is a tourist and health resort surrounded by beautiful lakes and woods. Its industries produce paper, textiles, and beer. Nearby is a memorial to the playwright Kaj MunkMunk, Kaj
, 1898–1944, Danish playwright, a clergyman. His ethical plays, traditional in form, led the Danish dramatic revival in the 1930s. Among them is The Word (1932), which deals with resurrection and faith.
..... Click the link for more information. , who was murdered (1944) in Silkeborg by Nazi terrorists.
a city in Denmark, located in the Gudenaa River valley, in the central part of the Jutland Peninsula, in the amt (county) of Århus. Population, 44,100 (1972). Silkeborg has machine-building, textile, and food-processing industries. It is a popular tourist site.