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Slagelse (släˈyəlsə) [key], city (1992 pop. 29,583), Vestsjælland co., S central Denmark. It is an industrial center and a rail junction, and is the site of a mint. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is Trælleborg, a Viking fortress. It was an important trading town in the Middle Ages.

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