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The cityhall of Århus.

Århus, also spelled Aarhus, is the principal port and bishop's seat of its area of Denmark, on the east coast of Jutland. It is the second largest city in the kingdom of Denmark. Popluation is 222.559 (2004).

Århus is the site of the council of both Aarhus municipality and Aarhus County.

The district is low-lying, fertile and well wooded. The town is the junction of railways from all parts of the country. To the southwest (13 miles by rail), a picturesque region extends west from the railway junction of Skanderborg, including several lakes, through which flows the Gudenå, the largest river in Denmark, and rising ground exceeding 500 feet in the Himmelbjerget. The railway traverses this pleasant district of moorland and wood to Silkeborg, a modern town having one of the most attractive situations in the kingdom. The harbour is good and safe, and agricultural produce is exported, while coal and iron are among the chief imports. The bishopric of Århus dates at least from 951. Århus' 13th century cathedral is the largest church in Denmark, as well as the second largest in Northern Europe, being only 1.5 ft shorter than the counterpart in Trondheim.

One major tourist attraction in Århus is The Old Town (Danish: Den Gamle By), which is not actually an old part of the city itself, but a collection of old buildings from Danish history gathered from all around the country.

The mayor of Århus is Louise Gade from Liberal Party.

Some suburbs of Århus are:

Århus is the home of University of Aarhus, and the University College of Aarhus.

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