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Aaby, Aarhus

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Country  Kingdom of Denmark
District  Åbyhøj
Municipality  Aarhus Municipality
Regions of Denmark  Central Denmark Region
Postal code  8230
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Åby or Aaby is a suburban area of Aarhus in Denmark. Located 4 km from the city centre of Aarhus, Åby was originally an old village, but is now an integrated a part of Åbyhøj, that sprawled around it. To distinguish Åby from Åbyhøj, the village area is often referred to as Gammel Åby (lit.:Old Åby). Åby is situated at a bend of the Aarhus River and there is access to the river and the pathway of Brabrandstien from here.

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Map of Aaby, Aarhus, Denmark

Etymology

The name Åby translates literally as river-town in modern Danish and it also derives from the Old Norse for "village on a river" (Old Norse á, river, and býr, village). Åby is identical in meaning with Aby in Lincolnshire in England.

History

The town of Åby is very old and grew from a port that used to be here in the Viking Age, when Aarhus Å was a fjord. Over the years, the fjord sanded up and transformed into the narrow waterway we now know as Aarhus River. The usual village charm and characteristics are still clearly visible in Åby, especially around the church.

References

Aaby, Aarhus Wikipedia


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