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Trip Planner Europe  /  Denmark  /  Jutland  /  South Jutland  /  Kolding
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Things to do: historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.With a population of 90,066 (1 January 2014), the Kolding municipality is the seventh largest in Denmark. The city itself has a population of 58,021 (1 January 2014) and is also the seventh largest city in Denmark.The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2 million inhabitants.HistoryIn the Battle of Kolding, fought on 25 December 1658, the allied Polish and Danish forces under hetman Stefan Czarniecki defeated the Swedish forces of Charles X Gustav of Sweden.A battle between German and Danish forces took place near the town on 23 April 1849 during the First War of Schleswig.On 3 November 2004, N. P. Johnsen's Fireworksfactory in the suburb of Seest exploded. One firefighter died, 85 people were injured, and around 2000 people were evacuated and some of them lost their home during this disaster in this suburb of Kolding.
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