HORSENS, a seaport town of Denmark, in the province of Aarhuus and amt of Skanderborg, is situated at the head of the Horsens-fiord on the east coast of Jutland, and on the railway from Fridericia to Langaa, 25 miles southwest of Aarhuus. It is a well-built town, and contains a Latin school and two market-places. In the neighbourhood there is a large prison. The town possesses a large foundry, machine shops, shipbuilding yards, lime-works, and manufactures of cloth and of woodwares ; it has also a good harbour. It is the birthplace of the navigator Vitus Bering or Behring, the discoverer of Behring Straits. The population in 1870 was 10,501.