Aalborg, Denmark, a seaport and one of the nation's largest cities. It is the seat of Aalborg County. Aalborg is in northern Jutland near the eastern end of Lim Fjord, a strait connecting the Kattegat and the North Sea. The city is about 140 miles (225 km) northwest of Copenhagen. Aalborg is a regional center of transportation, commerce, and manufacturing. Products include cement, textiles, liquor, ships, and tobacco items. Nearby is Rebild National Park, a gift to Denmark from Danes who emigrated to the United States.
The site of Aalborg was settled by Vikings in the eighth century. Aalborg was chartered as a city in 1342. It became a leading port and commercial center late in the 19th century.