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Horsens is a Danish city in east Jutland. It is the site of the council of Horsens municipality.


Horsens lies at the end of Horsens fjord in eastern Jutland. The city is surrounded by typical morrain landscape with low hills and valleys created by glaciers during the last ice ages. Situated 50 km (31 miles) south of Aarhus and 30 km (19 mi) north of Vejle with approximately 200 km (125 miles) to Copenhagen.


The city is currently undergoing a positive development with new industry moving to Horsens, or expanding their activities already in Horsens. A lot of electronics and graphical companies are based here. Horsens also has Denmark's only Industrial Museum. The city is also home to VIA University College.


In recent years, much effort has been made to expand and improve cultural events. Several internationally known artists, like Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, José Carreras, Helmut Lotti, Westlife, R.E.M., Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Dolly Parton have performed, or have performances planned in Horsens.
thumb|260px|left|European Medieval FestivalOne of the largest cultural events in Denmark is the annual European Medieval Festival on the last Friday and Saturday in August. The town centre of Horsens is transformed into the largest medieval market town in Northern Europe with activities and entertainment for families and children of all ages.
Every March Horsens hosts a special Crime Festival. The Crime Festival - in Danish called Krimimessen - is an event for literary crime, mysteries and thrillers. The Crime Festival is organized by Horsens Public Library and every year many well known and even famous crimewriters visit Horsens.
European route E45 runs by the city of Horsens.
Jan Trøjborg from the Social Democrats is mayor of Horsens.
Famous people from Horsens are: Vitus Bering, Russian Navy captain was born here.

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