Aabenraa is a city in Southern Denmark, at the pinnacle of the Aabenraa Fjord, an arm of the Little Belt, 26 kilometres north of the Denmark–Germany border and 32 kilometres north of German metropolis of Flensburg.
It turned into the seat of Sønderjyllands Amt till 1 January 2007, when the Region of Southern Denmark changed into created as a part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform. With a populace of 15,814 Aabenraa is the biggest metropolis and the seat of the Aabenraa Municipality. Aabenraa become first referred to in ancient accounts in the twelfth century, whilst it turned into attacked with the aid of the Wends. Aabenraa began developing inside the early Middle Ages round Opnor Hus, the bishop's fortress, and received popularity as a service provider town in 1240, and in 1335 it acquired a charter. During the Middle Ages the city turned into recognized for its fishing industry and for its manufacturing of hops. Between 1560 and 1721 the city turned into under the guideline of the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp.