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""June 2007 aerial photograph
June 2007 aerial photograph
""Official seal of Holbæk
""Coat of arms of Holbæk
Coat of arms
""Holbæk is located in Denmark
Location in "Denmark
Coordinates: 55°42′56″N 11°43′21″E / 55.71556°N 11.72250°E / 55.71556; 11.72250"Coordinates: 55°42′56″N 11°43′21″E / 55.71556°N 11.72250°E / 55.71556; 11.72250
"Country "Denmark
"Region "Zealand (Sjælland)
"Municipality "Holbæk
 • City 578.7 km2 (223.4 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2015)
 • City 26,961
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • "Metro 69,548
"Time zone "CET ("UTC+1)
 • Summer ("DST) "CEST ("UTC+2)
Postal code 4300
"Area code(s) (+45) 00
Website www.holbaek.dk

Holbæk is a town in "Denmark and the "seat of "Holbæk municipality with a population of 26,961 (1 January 2015).[1] The city is located in the northeastern part of "Region Sjælland, Denmark.

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.



City Seal ca. 1400
A street market

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.

Next it appears in "Valdemar the Victorious' book of properties (see Kong Valdemars Jordebog on the Danish Wikipedia) in 1231. Valdmar broke ground for Holbæk Slot (Holbæk Castle) in 1236.

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.


Søren Reiff

Culturally, Holbæk can be noted for Musikhus Elværket, a converted "power station that serves as a "concert venue for modern music.


The city is home to "Holbæk B&I the local football club.

Famous people[edit]

Mads Mensah Larsen 2016

Katarina ‘bagga’ Bak (born 1996) model, artist, professor in btec sport, advocate for world peace

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Holbæk is "twinned with:



  1. ^ "Population 1. January by urban areas (DISCONTINUED) - StatBank Denmark - data and statistics". www.statistikbanken.dk. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Stadt Celle". www.celle.de. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ http://www.dorchester-tc.gov.uk/Services/Twinning/Holbæk

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