Trøjborg

Trøjborg
Neighborhood
Trøjborg. The street of Trøjborgvej roughly marks the southern limits of this neighbourhood.
Trøjborg. The street of Trøjborgvej roughly marks the southern limits of this neighbourhood.
Trøjborg is located in Aarhus
Trøjborg
Trøjborg
Coordinates: 56°10′23″N 10°12′54″E / 56.173°N 10.2151°E / 56.173; 10.2151
CountryKingdom of Denmark
Regions of DenmarkCentral Denmark Region
MunicipalityAarhus Municipality
DistrictAarhus N
Population
 • Totalc. 11,000
Postal code
8200

Trøjborg is a neighborhood in the city of Aarhus, Denmark in Skt. Johannes parish with about 11,000 residents as of 2015.[1][2] The neighborhood is part of the district Aarhus N and borders the neighborhoods Nørre Stenbro to the South West, Risskov to the North and Riis Skov and the Bay of Aarhus to the East. Trøjborg is delimited by the streets Dronning Margrethesvej, Trøjborgvej and Nordre Ringgade.[3]

Etymology

Trøjborg, formerly Troyæborg, is used to denote buildings and areas in several places in Denmark. The name originates from the labyrinth at the castle of the classical Troy and is often used to name places that are naturally labyrinthine. In the case of Aarhus, the name is first seen in a document from 1632 mentioning Trøjborgbæk and again in 1758 when a garden called Trøjborg beyond the city gate at Mejlgade was sold. The name is likely a reference to the hilly landscape around Riis Skov.[4]

History

The neighborhood developed as a working-class district in response to rapid population growth resulting from industrialization in the early 20th century. The area originally consisted of grazing land for the cattle of the city but in 1851 the city walls around Aarhus were dismantled opening the lands for development. In 1880, the large graveyard Nordre Kirkegård was established and the lands north of the graveyard were parceled and sold off to developers. Trøjborg was gradually developed in stages, with the first 5,000 apartments being built from 1896 to 1902 and the last between 1928 and 1937.[5][6]

Outline

Trøjborg's architecture is mixed. Large villas, industrial sites and some apartments were constructed in the late 19th century, and in the 1930s, the area was fully developed with city blocks and organized city planning. The streets in the neighborhood are named after notable Danish naval officers such as Niels Juel, Steen Bille and Herluf Trolle; the main street is named after Danish-Norwegian Tordenskjold.[7]

Trøjborg is characterized from other neighborhoods and districts in Aarhus by a well-developed local community separate from the rest of Midtbyen. The neighborhood has some 100 stores and shops, a cinema, the Trøjborg Centret mall, a local community organization, a local radio station, and a building that offers various recreational activities and facilities.[8][9][10]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "KM5: Folketal 1. januar efter sogn" (in Danish). Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Fakta om sognet" (in Danish). Church of Denmark. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Trøjborg" (in Danish). Aarhus University. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ Bielefeldt, P. E. (1984). "1". Trøjborg Kvarteret Århus (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality, Magistratens 2. afd. p. 5. ISBN 9788787926058.
  5. ^ "Trøjborgs Historie" (in Danish). Trøjborg Community Organization. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Trøjborg" (in Danish). Aarhus University. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ Sejr, Emanuel (1961). "1". Gamle Århusgader. Aarhus University. p. 8.
  8. ^ "Byens Gamle Kvarterer" (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality, Department of Tourism. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Trøjborg Beboerhus" (in Danish). Trøjborg Community Organization. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Om Radio Trøjborg" (in Danish). Trøjborg Radio. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2015.

External links

  • Trøjborg Community Organization
  • Trøjborg Community Building
  • Trøjborg local history group

Coordinates: 56°10′23″N 10°12′54″E / 56.173°N 10.2151°E / 56.173; 10.2151

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