The New International Encyclopædia/Fredericia
FREDERICIA, frĕd'ẽr-ĭs'ĭ-ȧ. A seaport of Denmark, situated on the east coast of Jutland, on a projecting tongue of land, at the northern entrance to the Little Belt (Map: Denmark, C 3). The town is surrounded by fortifications, now falling into ruins, and has a famous bronze statue, “The Danish Soldier,” erected in commemoration of the victory of the Danes over the Schleswig-Holstein forces in 1849. Fredericia is connected with Strib, on the island of Fünen, by steamer, and carries on a considerable trade in exports of meat, fish, eggs, and imports of salt and petroleum. Population, in 1890, 10,000; in 1900, 12,700.