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Horsens is a Danish city in east Jutland. It is the site of the council of Horsens Municipality. The city's population is 57,517 and the municipality's population is 87,736. The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which has 1.2 million inhabitants.Horsens is best known for its culture and entertainment events. Horsens New Theatre is a cultural centre which holds over 200 events annually. It has managed to draw major names such as Bob Dylan, Madonna and The Rolling Stones.GeographyHorsens lies at the end of Horsens Fjord in eastern Jutland. The city is surrounded by typical moraine landscape with low hills and valleys created by glaciers during the last ice ages. Horsens is 50km south of Aarhus and 30km north of Vejle, and approximately 200km from Copenhagen.HistoryIt is believed the name Horsens derives from the old Danish words hors (horse) and næs (naze, headland). From the 12th century the name Horsenes is known.The earliest traces of a city are remains of a pagan burial site and houses dating back to the 10th century. In the 12th century, the kings Sweyn III and Valdemar I issued coins in the city. In the 13th century the city got its own legal code.
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