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Fredericia coat of arms
Fredericia (Denmark)
Basic data
State : DenmarkDenmark Denmark
Region : Syddanmark
(since 2007) :
Coordinates : 55 ° 34 '  N , 9 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 55 ° 34 '  N , 9 ° 46'  E
Founded: 1650
Population :
Postal code : 7000
Sister cities : GermanyGermany Herford

FinlandFinland Kokkola Šiauliai Kristiansund Härnösand

Beltufer in the Snoghøj district, on the right Lillebæltsbroen.
Beltufer in the Snoghøj district, on the right Lillebæltsbroen .
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Fredericia [ fʀɛðəʀedsja ] is a city in the South Denmark in Denmark . It is located on the Jutian side of the Little Belt across from Middelfart . Fredericia is the center of the Fredericia Municipality of the same name and is located in the Trekantområdet triangle . The city got its name after Friedrich III. ( Danish Frederik III ), who founded it in 1650.

The planned city was built as a fortress on a baroque street plan. The bastions and ramparts have been preserved to this day. On July 6, 1849, a decisive battle of the Schleswig-Holstein uprising took place at the gates of the city . It ended in a Danish victory; this is celebrated every year on July 5th and 6th (July-dagene) - with concerts, marching bands and parades in historical costumes.

In addition, the Fredericia Hardcore Festival has been taking place in Fredericia every year since 2002 .


The textile and food industries (Carlsberg Brewery) are of particular economic importance , after fertilizer production was relocated from the city in 2004 . , the national operator of the transmission networks for natural gas and electrical energy, is based in Fredericia Commune.


Fredericia is an important rail hub connecting Copenhagen and the islands with Aarhus , Esbjerg and South Jutland . The Fredericia – Flensburg railway connects Fredericia station to the German rail network.

The port of Fredericia is the largest freight port in Denmark. Together with the ports of Nyborg and Middelfart, it is owned by Associated Danish Ports (ADP), which two municipalities jointly formed. The old port was expanded for cruise ships.

The marina is located in Erritsø immediately south of the city harbor.

Sister cities and street naming

The twin town in Germany has been Herford in North Rhine-Westphalia since 1987 . Other twin cities are Kristiansund in Norway, Härnösand in Sweden and Kokkola in Finland. The town of Šiauliai in Lithuania has also been one of them since 1993 .

In Charlottenburg (since 1920 Berlin-Charlottenburg ) a street was named after the city on December 8, 1906. With Fredericiastrasse , Prussia wanted to commemorate the suppression of the Schleswig-Holstein uprising at Fredericia in 1848 and the siege of the city in 1849.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Fredericia  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Fredericia  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics banks -> Befolkning og valg -> BY1: Folketal January 1st efter byområde, alder og køn (Danish)
  2. Music Festival 2009 - Fredericia Hardcore Festival. Vejle Amtsfolkeblad, accessed November 1, 2009 (Danish).
  3. ^ FredericiaC urban development project. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 31, 2013 ; Retrieved May 30, 2013 (Danish). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /