Aarhus Municipality, also commonly known by its older Danish spelling Århus Municipality, is a municipality (Danish, kommune) on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 469 km2 (181 sq mi), and has a total population of 315,193 (January 2012). The current Mayor of Aarhus municipality is Jacob Bundsgaard of the Social Democrats, who took over after Nicolai Wammen in August 2011. Wammen wanted to focus on the upcoming election for Parliament.
The city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, the principal port on the east coast of Jutland, and the seat of Denmark's second-largest bishopric. Until 31 December 2006 it was the council site for the now abolished Aarhus County.