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Viborg

Viborg (vēˈbôr) [key], city (1992 pop. 29,867), capital of Viborg co., N central Denmark. It is a commercial and industrial center and a rail junction. Manufactures include tobacco, textiles, beer, and machinery. It is one of the oldest Danish cities and became an episcopal see in 1065. The city's cathedral (c.1130), the largest granite church in Denmark, was restored (1862–76) in its original Romanesque style. There is also a 13th-century Dominican abbey church with a remarkable 16th-century Flemish altarpiece.

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