East Jutland metropolitan area
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|- Metropol||9,984 km²
2386 sq. mi
|- Metropolitan Area||1,266,922|
|- Density (Metro)||127 /km²|
The term denotes a functional coherent area linked by both infrastructure and labour across municipal boundaries. With about 1.26 million people living in the area it represents approximately 23% of the population of Denmark and is the second largest Metropolitan area after the Copenhagen metropolitan area. The area consists of 17 municipalities.
The metropolitan area is home to many large companies, among are Vestas Wind Systems A/S a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It is the largest in the world, and Arla Foods a Swedish-Danish cooperative based in Aarhus, Denmark, and the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. Arla Foods is the seventh largest dairy company in the world measured by turnover. Among the cooperative dairy companies Arla is the third largest in the world.
The harbour is one of the largest industrial harbours in Northern Europe and the largest in Denmark. The facilities are very modern and handle approximately 12 million tonnes of cargo (2006) and are therefore among the 100 biggest containerports in the world.
Aarhus - Capital of Wind Energy. Industrial hub, technological trendsetter, political frontrunner, Greater Aarhus boasts a unique position in the global wind energy market. It is home to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of wind turbines. It constitutes the world’s most advanced knowledge center. It has an array of suppliers and subcontractors, covering the entire supply chain. Wind energy enjoys solid political backing on local, regional and national levels. And the wind cluster has a long legacy of cooperation between manufacturers, suppliers, scientific communities and public authorities.
This makes Aarhus an unparalleled knowledge hub and gathering point for the wind industry. As such, it will play a vital role in developing the wind energy systems of the future.
· 87% of Denmark’s combined turnover from wind energy is generated by businesses in the Greater Aarhus area
· 53% of Denmark´s high-skill wind employees work in the Greater Aarhus area
· 57% of all top executives in the Danish wind industry work in the Greater Aarhus area
· 14.000 employees in the Danish wind industry work within Central Region Denmark – 11.000 of them within one hour drive from Aarhus.
Colleges and universities
- Aarhus University
- University of Southern Denmark
- Aarhus School of Architecture
- Aarhus School of Business
- Aarhus Technical College
- Engineering College of Aarhus
- The Danish School of Journalism
- VIA University College
There are two primary commercial international airports serving the area:
The area has several motorways but the European route E45 is the motorway that goes from the south to the north and is more or less responsible for the growth in the area; it is along this motorway that the East Jutland metropolitan area is growing.
The core area around Aarhus is the most populated area in East Jutland, and that area is much smaller in km² - 6,182 km² - (2386 sq. mi) and with a population of more than one million.
|East jutland core area||1,024,758||6,182||166|
The figures below are for the whole East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 October 2014.
|Total East jutland metropolitan area||1,266,922||9,984||127|
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