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As a result of Absalon's influence, many other churches were built in the vicinity, making Roskilde the most important town in Zealand.
Coins were minted there from the 11th to the 14th century.
Absalon, the Danish bishop, had a brick church built on the site of Harald's church in 1170.
Today's cathedral was completed in 1275 after five of Absalon's successors had contributed to its construction.
The Sankt Hans psychiatric hospital serves the Capital Region with specialized facilities for forensic psychiatry.
Roskilde is governed by the administrative council of Roskilde Municipality.The Roskilde bishops owned large areas of land in the region including, from 1186, Havn on the Øresund which later became Copenhagen.By the time of the Danish Reformation in 1536, there were 12 churches and five monasteries in the city.Industries began to move out of the harbour area but were still the largest source of employment, thanks in part to the spirits factory (De Danske Spritfabrikker) and the slaughterhouse (Roskilde Andelssvineslagteri).In the 1970s, the city benefited from the Holbæk Motorway which linked it to Copenhagen and the establishment of Roskilde University in 1972.