Dronninglund is a town in eastern Vendsyssel with 3,439
inhabitants (2020). The town is named after Queen Charlotte Amalie
who owned Dronninglund Castle in 1690. Originally, this manor was a
monastery from the 13th century that the town gradually grew up
around. This monastery was called Hundslund Kloster. Dronninglund is
located in Brønderslev Municipality and belongs to the North Jutland
Four kilometers north of the city is Dronninglund Storskov which covers the southern part of the hilly landscape Jyske Ås. The highest hill in this area is Knøsen with its 136 meters above sea level. In a southwesterly direction, four kilometers from Dronninglund, you will find the cultural history museum Try Museum which tells the history of the area from ancient times to the present through various exhibitions focusing on prehistory, the farmer's residence in the 19th century and life in the station town.
Until the structural reform in 2007, Dronninglund had its own municipality, which was called Dronninglund Municipality.
Around the turn of the century, the town is described
as follows: "In Sognet Dronninglund Church, by the Road to Asaa,
built together with Hovedgaarden Dronninglund, with nearby Præstegd.
(Lundager), School, Private School, County Hospital, built 1874
after Drawing by County Road Inspector Lunøe, expanded 1899 29 Beds,
Epidemic House, built in 1894, Pharmacy, Medical and Veterinary
Home, Savings Bank (founded 5/4 1873; 31/3 1898, the Savers' total
receivable was DKK 465,869, the Interest Fund 4 per cent, the
Reserve Fund DKK 29,627, Number af Konti 1237), Mølle, Dampbageri,
Uldspinderi, Bogtrykkeri, Købmandsforretninger, Tømmerhandel,
Handelsgartneri, mm, Hotel, Jærnbane- og Telefonstation samt
Dronninglund was already in development around the turn of the century: in 1906 the town had 429 inhabitants, in 1911 631 and in 1916 760 inhabitants.
During the interwar period and after World War II, Dronninglund continued its development: in 1921 the city had 858 inhabitants, in 1925 1,099, in 1930 1,208, in 1935 1,215, in 1940 1,169, in 1945 1,339, in 1950 1,458, in 1955 1,533, in 1960 1,647 and in 1965 1,747 inhabitants. In 1930 the business composition was: 129 lived by agriculture, 439 by industry and crafts, 173 by trade, 101 by transport, 70 by intangible enterprise, 135 by housework, 143 were out of business and 18 had not provided information. Contributing to Dronninglund's fairly strong population growth was that the town became a catchment area in the southeastern Dronninglund Herred and that the town had a lot of industry.