Place:Roskilde, Denmark

Alt namesRoskilde County
Roskildesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Roskildes Amtsource: Wikipedia
Røkildesource: GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
TypeModern province, Historical district, Amt
Coordinates55.5°N 12.083°E
Located inDenmark     (1970 - 2006)
See alsoKøbenhavn, DenmarkParent
Præstø, DenmarkParent
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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Roskilde Amt is a former county on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it merged into Region Sjælland (i.e. Region Zealand).

Roskilde is also the name of the county's capital, and the name of a municipality. The small city of Roskilde is located 30 km west of Copenhagen. Danish kings were traditionally crowned there, in the Roskilde Cathedral. Roskilde is also home to the Viking Ship Museum, an "alternative" university, and the popular Roskilde Festival, annual music festival.

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