Esbjerg, the fifth largest city in Denmark

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Central Square with old Town Hall and city founder King Christian IX statue © Cynborg

Central Square with old Town Hall and city founder King Christian IX statue © Cynborg

Esbjerg is a seaport on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark, the main town of Esbjerg Municipality, the site of its municipal council and with a population of 72,000 the fifth largest city in Denmark, and the largest in west Jutland. Its municipality has a population of 115,184. The city is situated on the southwestern coast of Denmark, and is a seaport of the North Sea. The city was once Denmark’s biggest fishing harbour, and the harbour is still an economic driving force in the town. Besides the fishing industry Esbjerg is also the main city for Denmark’s oil and offshore activities. Companies like Maersk, Ramboll, Stimwell Services, ABB, Schlumberger, COWI and Atkins all have offshore related activities in the city. Esbjerg is one of the central towns of the University of Southern Denmark, and also houses a branch of Aalborg University and IT Academy West. The main branch of Profession School – University College West (Danish: Professionshøjskolen University College Vest) can be found in Esbjerg.

The Men at Sea (Danish: Mennesket ved Havet) is a monument of four 9 metre (27 feet) tall white males, located to the north of Esbjerg by Sædding Beach. It is located opposite the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, and is one of the area’s major tourist attractions, and it is a famous landmark of Esbjerg. The sculpture was designed by Svend Wiig Hansen and installed on 28 October 1995. It was funded by the government of Esbjerg Kommune, the Kunstfond government and private sponsors to inaugurate the 100th anniversary of the municipality in 1994.

Monument 'Man at the Ocean' © Hueni Water Tower © Cnyborg Pedestrian area Kongensgade © Cynborg Aerial view © flickr.com - J Brew Academy of Music and Music Education © Spindoktoren Central Square with old Town Hall and city founder King Christian IX statue © Cynborg
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Central Square with old Town Hall and city founder King Christian IX statue © Cynborg
The artist’s original idea for the location of the sculpture was Grenen, north of Skagen. The monument can be seen by ferry leaving or entering Esbjerg.

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