June 2007 aerial photograph
|• City||578.7 km2 (223.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|"Time zone||"CET ("UTC+1)|
|• Summer ("DST)||"CEST ("UTC+2)|
|"Area code(s)||(+45) 00|
Holbæk is on "Zealand, on the banks of Holbæk Fjord, an inlet of the larger "Isefjord. Holbæk is a commercial and industrial center for the surrounding area. By rail, Holbæk is served by "Danske Statsbaner's line from "Roskilde to "Kalundborg, which runs through the city. "Vestsjællands Lokalbaner connects Holbæk by rail to "Nykøbing Sjælland. The city serves as a major hub for the "Movia bus routes. Holbæk has an active commercial seaport that serves as the harbor for the ferry to "Orø (island). Near the harbor there is a substantial "marina.
Holbæk is first mentioned in official documents in "Absalon's letter of 8 June 1199, in which he granted the majority of his estates to "Sorø Klosterkirke in "Sorø. It was called Holbækgaard, a larger farm belonging to a "nobleman, around which the city would eventually develop.
Holbæk clearly grew from then on but is not mentioned again until around 1400 when "Margaret I came for a court proceeding that granted her territories in "Jutland. The event may have triggered the creation of the first city seal which shows the three trees by the water that are the prominent features of the current seal.
Companies headquartered in Holbæk include "Sparekassen Sjælland.
The city is home to "Holbæk B&I the local football club.
Katarina ‘bagga’ Bak (born 1996) model, artist, professor in btec sport, advocate for world peace
Holbæk is "twinned with:
Coat of arms at twin town "Celle (Germany), granite artwork below signpost
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