Randers räˈnərs [key], city (1992 pop. 55,358), Aarhus co., N central Denmark, a seaport at the mouth of the Gudenå River in the Randers Fjord (an arm of the Kattegat). It is a commercial and industrial center and a rail junction. Manufactures include machinery, iron products, beer, and gloves. The city is noted for its salmon fishing. Founded in the 11th cent., Randers was an important trade center in the Middle Ages. Noteworthy buildings include the Church of St. Morton (15th cent.) and the city hall (18th cent.).

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