Slagelse is a small town in Denmark located in west Zealand. It is about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Copenhagen. The population is 32,333 (1 January 2015).[1][not in citation given]

In the 11th century, Slagelse had a mint and was an important trading centre. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is Trelleborg, a Viking fortress.

Hans Christian Andersen studied in the grammar school in this city for a few years but described it as a "nuisance".

Slagelse is twinned with Aberdare, Wales and Stargard Szczeciński, Poland.



Slagelse has hosted Danish Sidecarcross Grand Prix numerous times[2] and hosted it again in 2010, on 5 September.[3]

Notable people


  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1 January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ VENUES USED IN GP 1971-2005 The John Davy Pages, accessed: 2 November 2009
  3. ^ FIM Sidecarcross World Championship - 2010 Calendar Archived 12 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. FIM website, accessed: 30 October 2009