Århus


Århus

Seaport (pop., 2001: 286,688), eastern Jutland, Denmark. It lies along Århus Bay and has an extensive harbour. Its origins are unknown, but it became a bishopric in AD 948 and, with its many religious institutions, prospered during the Middle Ages. In modern times, industrialization and harbour expansion have made it Denmark's second largest city.

Variants of ÅRHUS

Århus or Aarhus

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