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Sorø is a town in Sorø municipality in Region Sjællandmarker on the island of Zealandmarker (Sjælland) in east Denmarkmarker. The population is 7,708 (1st January 2009). Both the municipal council and the regional council are located in Sorø.

Sorø was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagenmarker, and is the site of Sorø Academymarker (Danish Sorø Akademi). The Academy is an educational institution built in 1140 together with Sorø Klosterkirkemarker, the church where Bishop Absalon is buried and where Margaret I of Denmark was buried (she was later moved to Roskilde Domkirkemarker, Roskildemarker).

Many people live in Sorø, but work either in the greater Copenhagen metropolitan area or the town of Roskilde .

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