Odense [ˈoːðənsə] (German becomes outdated also: Ottensee) is a large city with 185.900 inhabitants on Fünen in Denmark. The third biggest Danish city is administrative seat of Fyns office, in addition it is bishop seat and university town. By the desert SE channelit is connected with the desert SE fjord. The city distributes itself over a surface of 304,3 km ². By it the river Odense Å runs. Twin cities of Odense are Schwerin (Northern Germany) and Funabashi (Japan).
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Development of the number of inhabitants (1. January):
- 1980 - 168,528
- 1985 - 171,468
- 1990 - 176,133
- 1995 - 182,617
- 1999 - 183,584
- 2000 - 183,912
- 2003 - 184,308
- 2004 - 185,206
- 2005 - 185.871
objects of interest
worth seeing are the railway museum, Hans's Christian the Andersen one museum, the concert hall and the zoo. The gothical church sank Knud (13. Jh.) with the famous altar of the Lübeckers Claus mountain (1520) ranks among thatmost important Danish Sakralbauten. In the eastern part of the old part of town several historical road courses remained well. West the business centre of the city with pedestrian precinct, Hans's Christian Andersens one house, is appropriate for the traffic flight corridor, which cuts among other things the historical market place, the Johanniskirche, thatAnd small side streets unite city hall, the lock, national archives for Fünen with well received Fachwerkhäusern.Im the south of the city are appropriate the open air museum for the Fynske Landsby.
From 1935 to 1944 a 177 meter high observation tower was in steel framework construction way in Odense,the Odinstårnet.
sons and daughters of the city
- Anja Andersen one, Danish Handballspielerin and - trainerin
- Hans's Christian Andersen one, poet and writer
- Eric Christian Clemmensen, Danish-American chemist
- Ove Sprogøe, Danish actor
- Morten green forest, Danish actor and director
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