Since the 12th century, Aarhus has flourished and was granted a commercial privilege by King Christoffer III from July 2, 1441 . Husband Fathor Protector Hero shirt. By the 17th and 18th centuries, Aarhus became an important trading city thanks to a convenient port. In addition to internal injuries, Aarhus also trades with Norway, Lübeck, Amsterdam, England, France and Spain. In the middle of the 17th century, Aarhus had a merchant ship of about 100 ships. The annual export of rice to Norway and abroad amounted to about 20,000 tønder , up to the beginning of the 18th century to about 36,000 tønder. Then came the recession. In 1735 Århus only traded a little with Norway and Lübeck. Boat merchants only had 31 ships.
Århus made rapid progress from the 19th century. In 1800 Århus was only the third city of the Jutland peninsula, but in 1840, Århus crossed the city of Randers and in 1850 also crossed the city of Aalborg. In both Schleswig wars (1848-1850 and 1864), Århus was occupied by the enemy. In 1950, Århus had about 150,000 inhabitants. By January 1, 2008, Århus had 298,536 residents, and the inner city alone was 228,123. About 65,000 people under 18 years old. Rate increases about 1% per year. Nearly 12% are immigrants. In 2005, the largest immigrant groups were Lebanese (4,368), Turkey (3,936), Somalia (3,113), Iraq (2,728), Vietnam (2,373), Iran (2,188), Poland (1,368). , Germany (1,490), Afghanistan (1,134), Norway (1,111), England (745). The Gellerup district in the west of the city has 88% of immigrants (2006), most of them Arabs, Turks, Somalis.