Egå

Egå
Neighborhood
Egå Church
Egå Church
Egå is located in Aarhus
Egå
Egå
Location of Egå in Aarhus
Coordinates: 56°12′58″N 10°15′59″E / 56.215980°N 10.266417°E / 56.215980; 10.266417
CountryKingdom of Denmark
Regions of DenmarkCentral Denmark Region
MunicipalityAarhus Municipality
DistrictMidtbyen
Postal code

Egå is a both a suburban district and a stream in the Municipality of Aarhus in Denmark.

Name

Egå means 'Oak-stream' in English.

The Egå stream

The Egå stream runs north of the city of Aarhus, in the bottom of the flat valley of Egådalen. The whole valley of Egådalen - 1,5 km wide and 6 km long - was created as a tunnel valley at the end of the last ice age and holds numerous evidence of prehistoric human activities, from the Stone Age to present times.

The Egå stream has its source at Geding Lake and from here it flows through the Geding-Kasted bog, the lake of Egå Engsø, the suburban area of Egå and the beach park of Åkrogen, before it terminates at the Bay of Aarhus.

The Egå suburb

The suburban area of Egå is located approximately 7 km north of the Aarhus city centre and is named after the Egå stream, that flows through the area. Egå originated as a rural village, probably in the Viking Age. A runestone, from c. 970–1020 in the late Viking Age, was discovered in 1814 and is on permanent exhibit in the National Museum of Denmark.

Egå has merged with the city of Aarhus. The neighbourhood of Skæring north of central Egå has been merged administratively with Egå and it is in process of changing status to an urban area.[1][2]

Egå is one of the more affluent neighbourhoods, with some of the highest cost of land in the municipality.[citation needed]

Egå is primarily a residential area with detached houses and no high-rises. The suburb houses a lively marina (Egå Marina), built in 1978, surrounded by the large beach park of Åkrogen. Egå Gymnasium was built in 2006.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Det blev et ja til at gøre Skæring Strand til byzone" (in Danish). Lokalavisen. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ Henrik Havbæk Madsen (10 October 2017). "Fra sommerhus- til byzone: Nye boligpristider i Skæring Strand" (in Danish). Århus Stiftstidende. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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