Kolding

Billedresultat for Koldinge 1940-45

Kolding (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʌleŋ]) is a Danishseaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.

With a population of 90,066 (1 January 2014), the Kolding municipality is the seventh largest in Denmark. The city itself has a population of 58,021 (1 January 2014) and is also the seventh largest city in Denmark.

The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2 million inhabitants.

Kolding Port as seen from the South side, probably in 1945. During the occupation, the Germans planned to build a steel shipyard. They started to construct a giant crane that could lift 46 tons, at the Slaughterhouse Quay. When liberation came the crane was almost completed.

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