Coat of arms
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Slagelse
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Coordinates DK 55°24′17.9″N 11°22′25.8″E / 55.404972°N 11.373833°E / 55.404972; 11.373833Coordinates: DK 55°24′17.9″N 11°22′25.8″E / 55.404972°N 11.373833°E / 55.404972; 11.373833
Population 32,333 (2015)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 4200
Area code (+45) 58
Slagelse in Denmark
Website: (Council)

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]

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]


  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 FIM website, accessed: 30 October 2009
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