Billund Municipality

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Map of the Billund municipality

Billund Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark in the center of the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark. Formerly the municipality belonged to Ribe County. The new, merged municipality covers an area of 540.18 km², and has a total population of 26.172 (2010). Its mayor is Ib Kristensen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.[1] The site of its municipal council is the town of Grindsted, which is the largest town in the municipality followed by the city of Billund.

The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2 million inhabitants. .[2]

On January 1, 2007 due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), the old Billund municipality was combined with the former Grindsted Municipality.

Economy[edit]

LEGO Group and Sun Air of Scandinavia have their head offices in Billund, Billund Municipality.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts about Billund
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  3. ^ "Locations." Lego Group. Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Contact." Sun Air of Scandinavia. Retrieved on 16 March 2010.

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Coordinates: 55°43′51″N 9°6′55″E / 55.73083°N 9.11528°E / 55.73083; 9.11528