Helligånds Parish København, København, Denmark

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Helligånds parish was established in 1536. The parish was originally known as Helliggejsts parish. The church, called Helliggeist kirke, existed before the reformation as the klosterkirke and the hospitalskirke.

The following is a chronological list of changes to the parish:

  • 11 Jan 1805 - part of the disbanded Skt. Nikolaj parish was added to Helligånds parish.
  • 12 April 1881 - the name of the parish changed from Helliggejsts parish to Helligånds parish.
  • 13 May 1908 - the parish received a part of Vor Frue parish.
  • 1930 - part of the parish went to the newly established Christiansborg Slots parish.

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Place Names

Amagertorv, Anthonigade, Anthonistræde, Aaboulevard

Badestuestræde, Baghovedvakten, Brolæggerstræde

Christian d. 9. Gade, Citygade, City Passagen

David Skolemesters Gaard, Didrik Badskærs Gang


Frederiksholms Kanal

Gammel Mønt, Gammel Strand, Gammel Torv, Gothersgade, Grønnegade, Graabrødrestræde, Graabrødretorv

Helliggeistesstræde, Hovedvagtsgade, Hyskenstræde, Højbro Plads, Højbrostræde

Jorcks Passage

Kejsergade, Kjøbmagergade, Klareboderne, Klosterstræde, Klædeboderne, Knabrostræde, Kokkegade, Kompagnistræde, Kongens Nytorv, Kristen Bernikows Gade, Kristen Bernikows Stræde, Kronprinsensgade

Lille Helliggeistesstræde, Lille Knabrostræde, Store Knabrostræde, Læderstræde, Løvstræde

Magstræde, Møntergade

Naboløs, Niels Hemmingsens Gade, Ny Adelgade, Nybrogade, Nygade, Nytorv, Ny Østergade

Peder Madsens Gang, Pilestræde, Pistolstræde, Prammands Gang, Proviantgaarden

Raadhusstræde, Raadstuestræde

Silkegade, Skindergade, Skoubogade, Slotsholmen, Snaregade, Stenboderne, Store Fiolstræde, Store Færgestræde, Store Grønnegade, Store Helliggeistesstræde, Store Kjøbmagergade, Store Regnegade, Stranden

Trompetergangen, Tugthusporten, Tøjhusgade

Valkendorfsgade, Vandmøllestræde, Vimmelskaftet


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