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About Odense

Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark. It has a population of 179,601 (1 January 2019), and is the main city of the island of Funen. By road, Odense is located 45 km north of Svendborg, 144 km to the south of Aarhus and 167 km to the southwest of Copenhagen. The city is the seat of Odense Municipality and was the seat of Odense County until 1970, and Funen County from 1970 until 1 January 2007, when Funen County became part of the Region of Southern Denmark. Odense has close associations with Hans Christian Andersen who is remembered above all for his fairy tales. He was born in the city in 1805 and spent his childhood years there.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Odense. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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It is currently 4:09 AM in Odense. Odense uses Romance Standard Time and also supports Romance Daylight Time.