Karup is a village in Central Jutland with 2,249 inhabitants, located in Karup parish, 24 km southwest of Viborg, 24 km northeast of Herning, 34 km south of Skive and 2 km northeast of Kølvrå. The village is located in the municipality of Viborg and belongs to the Central Jutland Region.
The first part of the name, Ka, means jackdaw (the bird) while the second part is a derivation of torp (place of emigration).
Karup is primarily known for Airbase Karup - Northern Europe's largest airbase. At the airbase Gedhus entrance, the Flight History Association has a museum that tells about the history of the Karup air base from World War II to today.
The airfield was established by the German occupying power during the period May 1940 to May 1945. The German designation was Fliegerhorst Grove. After the war, the space was under Royal Air Force control until December 1945.
As a request from a number of Central and West Jutland politicians, the civilian Karup Airport opened the airport on November 1st , 1965 in connection with the establishment of the first flight route between Karup and Copenhagen. The airport uses the runways of the airbase. Today, the airport has up to seven daily departures and arrivals. 200,000 passengers pass through the airport every year. The airport is currently served by Danish Air Transport (DAT), who took over the route on March 29, 2015 after Norwegian Airline.
At Karup and just past the campsite, Karup Å (stream) whose main course opens into Skive Fjord (inlet) slowly flow in it total length of approx. 75 km. The stream is very popular for anglers as there are sea trout in the stream. The stream is also well known in Denmark through the Danish song writer Lars Lilholt songs as well as by the poet Jeppe Aakjærs poicy and his book about "the Jutland Robin Hood" (Jens Langkniv).
The campsite Hessellund, where the 32end International GoldWing Treffen being held, is right up the Karup Å (steam) which, as previously mentioned, is a favorite angling area. Close by are the famous limestone mines, of which Daugbjerg Kalkmine is Denmark's oldest. Lime no longer breaks in the mines but it is possible to make a visit in the mines. Today, these mines are used to store among other things cheese and other kind of foods due to the constant humidity and temperature.
The whole area around Karup is a very beautiful landscape with several opportunities for nature experience, as: Dollerup Bakker, The King's Garden and Kompedal Plantation. Also there is Jens Langkniv's Cave, a 36 meter long barrow.
Karup also have one of the biggest potato processing plant in Denmark and when Karup potato flour factory had their brand new factory putted into operation in 2019, thy ear now able to receive over 300 tons of potatoes per hour. The fabrication of potato flour is used all over the world for several kind of products as; jelly, Cheese topping and is known as the invisible additive. You can see the silos from a long distance when you drive in to Karup.
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