"Aa" was also used by some major institutions between 1948-2011 as well, such as Aarhus university (AU) or the largest local sports club, Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF), who have never used the "Å"-spelling.
Archaeologists have conducted several excavations in the inner city since the 1960s revealing wells, streets, homes and workshops.
Today Aarhus is at the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest centre for trade, services and industry in Jutland.
The city ranks as the 92nd largest city in the European Union, and as number 234 among world cities. Aarhus is the principal industrial port of the country in terms of container handling and an important trade hub in Kattegat.
Århus city council explicitly embraced the new spelling, as it was thought to enhance an image of progressiveness.