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On the edge of the Northern Jutland
(Danish: På kanten af Nordjylland)
|Official birthday||1 December 1854|
|• Total||4 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (Central Europe Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2|
Hadsund (Danish: [hæðˈsɔnˀ] ⓘ) is a city in the eastern part of Jutland with a population of 4,983 (1 January 2023) (5,434 incl. Hadsund South). The city is located by the narrow strait of Hadsund, along an inlet called Mariager Fjord. This is a part of Mariagerfjord Municipality in the North Denmark Region. Until 2007, Hadsund was the administrative seat of Hadsund Municipality.
The city of Hadsund is home to a number of companies, including DAVA Foods, Nilfisk, and Bodylab. The western part of the greater Hadsund area is home to the oldest still-existing windmill in northern Jutland, Havnø Mølle, which was built in 1842 and operated until approximately 1927.
Hadsund houses multiple educational institutions, including Tech College Mariagerfjord, VUC Hadsund, Hadsund School and Hadsund Produktionsskole in the area of vocational education. The city also has a broad selection of supermarkets and specialty shops considering the city's modest population, such as the only covered shopping center in Himmerland: Hadsund Butikscenter.
Storegade has constituted the city's pedestrian zone since 1990. The street was part of the main highway between Hobro and Aalborg until the road was reconstructed in 1970.
Although the etymology of the city's name is unknown, one theory holds that it can be traced back to the 18th century as "Houses of the Sound", the former collective name for the first settlements along the main road.
The town was granted elevated privileges as a trade hub on 1 December 1854, (which was then the city's official birthday), but never gained de facto market town rights. It was founded in 1854, when it received handelspladsprivilegier (commercial space privileges). Prior to this, it mostly consisted of a ferry terminal with permission to hold markets on either side of the fjord. In 1861, a commercial port was instituted in Hadsund. In 1883, a rail link was established to Randers, and in 1900, another link was made to Aalborg. The city had two railway stations, Hadsund North Station and Hadsund South Station, which both closed with the railroad in 1969.
In 1904, a railroad bridge spanning Mariager Fjord was constructed, creating easier access to the hinterland south of the inlet. Today, the city's bridge over the fjord keeps the city notable.
In 1920, the Old Maskinsnedkeri was built in the city.
Arms of Hadsund
Hadsund's arms were granted to the city in 1937. The coat of arms shows mainly the 1904 bridge. The four waves symbolize the four villages that lie in the municipality: Skelund, Visborg, Vive, and Hadsund. The crescent shape symbolizes the new municipality, and the star represents longevity. The bridge was replaced in 1976, but its classic steel arches were never changed in the city logo.
Hadsund Huse located in the northwest part of city, next to the Secondary Route 507th
Hadsund Syd, originally Sønder Hadsund, lies immediately south of Hadsund bridge (about 250 meters). It is classified as an "independent urban area" by Statistics Denmark, and its population of 441 (as of 2022) is not counted as part of the city of Hadsund's population.
Søndergårde is located in the northern part of Hadsund. The district was until approx. 1970 a city for themselves, but grew with Hadsund since built an industrial zone and a residential area close to the city.
Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).
|Climate data for Hadsund|
|Average high °C (°F)||3
|Average low °C (°F)||0
|Average precipitation days||16||9||13||10||12||14||14||16||18||15||13||14||164|
- Jørgen Lykke (1515 in Hadsund – 1583) was a Danish nobleman, diplomat and politician
- Thora Pedersen (1875 in Øster Hurup near Hadsund – 1954) a teacher, school inspector and women's rights proponent
- Hans Kirk (1898 in Hadsund – 1962) a Danish lawyer, journalist and celebrated author
- Michael Westergård Jensen (1916 – executed 1944) a merchant and member of the Danish resistance, brought up in Hadsund
- Svend Axelsson (born 1937 in Hadsund) a Danish modernist architect
- Jan Beyer Schmidt-Sørensen (born 1958) a Danish economist, grew up in Hadsund
- Jakob Axel Nielsen (born 1967) a lawyer and politician, member of the Folketing since 2005, brought up in Hadsund
- Inger Støjberg (born 1973) was the Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing, 2015/2019, lives in Hadsund
- Ebbe Sand (born 1972 in Hadsund) a former professional footballer, over 400 club caps and 66 for Denmark
- Peter Sand (born 1972 in Hadsund) a Danish former footballer, fitness coach for Randers FC
- Thomas Christiansen (born 1973 in Hadsund) a retired football striker, over 350 club caps
- Dorte Dalum Jensen (born 1978 in Hadsund) a football defender, plays for LSK Kvinner, won over 40 caps for Denmark's women
- Thor Kristensen (born 1980 in Hadsund) team gold medallist in Denmark's rowing team in the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Peter Rosenmeier (born 1984 in Hadsund) a Danish Paralympic table tennis player
- Niklas Laustsen (born 1992 in Hadsund) a Danish BMX rider
Map of Hadsund from 1937
View of Hadsund and its central bridge
Hans Kirk's childhood home in Hadsund
Storegade in Hadsund
- "Population 1. January by urban and rural areas, population, area and population density and time". Statistics Denmark (in Danish). Retrieved April 2, 2023.
- Tarbensen, Kenn (July 1, 2017). "Hadsunds historie". Trap Danmark (in Danish). Retrieved April 2, 2023.
- "Hadsund, Denmark: Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved April 2, 2023.
- "Hadsund, Denmark: Travel Weather Averages". Weatherbase. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Media related to Hadsund at Wikimedia Commons
- Mariagerfjord municipality's official website) (in Danish)
- Hadsund Trade association
- Official website[dead link]