Hørsholm

related topics
{area, part, region}
{area, community, home}
{island, water, area}
{build, building, house}
{son, year, death}
{church, century, christian}
{household, population, female}
{rate, high, increase}
{town, population, incorporate}
{government, party, election}

Hørsholm is a town on the Øresund coast approximately 25 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark It covers most of Hørshom Municipality and straddles the borders neighbouring Fredensborg-Humlebæk and Rudersdal Municipalities.

Hørsholm proper developed around Hirschholm Palace which were constructed in the 1730s but several of the communities the town has later absorbed are of much older origins. Although given status as a market town in 1739, Hørsholm never emerged as such and today lacks a well-defined town centre but rather appears as a large suburban area in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen.

Contents

History

Hørsholm was originally founded by the king in connection with the construction of Hirschholm Palace. Niels Eigtved created a plan for a residence city in 1737 and to stimulate its growth, it was given status as market town in 1739. When the palace was demolished from 1810 to 1816, it was still only a small settlement, still it continued to grow, as a garison town and a local centre for trade. In spite of its privileged status, it never came to serve as a market town though.[1]

Hørsholm gradually grew together with Usserød, which since the late 18th century had been the site of two textile factories, and Rungsted and Smidstrup on the coast. [1]

Most recently, Hørsholm has grown together with Kokkedal in Fredensborg-Humlebæk Municipality and Trørød and Gammel Holte in Rudersdal Municipality.[1]

Geography

Hørsholm includes the following areas: In Hørsholm Municipality:

  • Hørsholm
  • Rungsted
  • Usserød

In Fredensborg-Humlebæk Municipality:

In Rudersdal Municipality:

  • Trørød
  • Gammel Holte

Economy

Hørsholm is linked to engeneering consultancy and information technology. Another large employer in the municipality is Hørsholm Hospital.:)

Attractions

Full article ▸

related documents
Staffanstorp Municipality
Nysted
Skærbæk
Gentofte
Ravnsborg
Fredensborg-Humlebæk
Leer (district)
Rødekro
Løgumkloster
Præstø
Jægerspris
Sydfalster
Hamelin-Pyrmont
Harburg
Solrød Municipality
Christiansfeld
Nørre Djurs Municipality
Rødby
Helsinge
Ostvorpommern
Güstrow (district)
Wittmund (district)
Glostrup
Diepholz (district)
Vechta (district)
Bov Municipality
Rønnede
Stenløse
Højer
Gerona (province)