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0 km-sten/0 km stone - Viborg, Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Q10
N 56° 27.054 E 009° 24.585
32V E 525256 N 6256340
Quick Description: 0 km-stenen angiver stedet, hvorfra afstande til Viborg måles./0 km-stone mark the place to measure distance from Viborg.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 12/10/2007 3:46:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM2QXY
Views: 161

Long Description:
Dansk

0 km-stenen, Nytorv, Viborg
I Danmark blev de gamle længdemål med mil, alen og fod afløst af km, m og cm ved Lov af 4. maj 1907. I den forbindelse skulle hoved- og landevejenes milesten erstattes med kilometersten. Ved opmålingen af hoved- og landevejene blev det besluttet, at målingernes udgangspunkt - de såkaldte 0 km-sten - skulle ligge et centralt sted i en by, fx på et torv som her i Viborg. Læs mere om de danske 0 km-sten her: Det vejhistoriske hjørne.

Selve stenen er en flot granitsten. Ikke mange kender til dens eksistens.

Militærmusik på Nytorv omkring år 1905. I midten ses Stiftamtmandsgården (fra 1758) med den fint svungne frontspids. Bygningen helt til højre huser Viborg Turistinformation.

English

0 km-stone, Nytorv, Viborg
In May 1907 the old standard for measuring in Denmark was changed by law. Km, m and cm was the new standard in the whole of Denmark for measuring length. All milestones in the country had to be changed for new ones. At the same time every city in Denmark had to specify exactly from where distance should be measured. This brought in the stones called "0 km". In Viborg you can find this old stone right in the middle of Nytorv (market place).

The stone itself is a beautiful granite stone. Not many know of its existence.

Condition: Immaculate

Material: Stone

Inscription:
0 km


Name of road: Nytorv

Date placed: Not listed

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