East Jutland metropolitan area

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East Jutland Metropolitan Area Byregion Østjylland - (Greater Aarhus)
Area
 - Metropol 9,984 km²

2386 sq. mi

Population (2012-01-01)
 - Metropolitan Area 1,260,620
 - Density (Metro) 126,2 /km²

East Jutland metropolitan area (Danish: Byregion Østjylland) or Greater Aarhus [1][2] is a geographic term for an area in Jutland and Funen, Denmark. [3]

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.[4] The area consists of 17 municipalities.[5]

Economy[edit]

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.

Emma Mærsk, at the time the world's largest container ship, in Aarhus Harbor, 5 September 2006. Aarhus' central location within Denmark facilitates transport throughout the country and beyond

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.[6]

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.[7]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Tabliczka E45.svg

There are two primary commercial international airports serving the area:

Billund Airport 2007

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.

Statistics[edit]

East Jutland metropolitan area
East Jutland metropolitan area, most populous area
Year Population
2008 1,212,781
2009 1.223,823
2010 1,231,151
2011 1,239,416
2012 1,246,252
2013 1,254,152
2014 1,260,620

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.

The figures below are for the core area centered around Aarhus and most populous area in the East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 January 2014.[8]

Municipality Population Area¹ Density²
Århus municipality 323,893 468 692
Vejle municipality 109,652 1,058 103
Randers municipality 96,343 746 129
Kolding municipality 90,066 607 145
Silkeborg municipality 89,633 850 102
Horsens municipality 85,662 519 163
Skanderborg municipality 58,176 416 140
Fredericia municipality 50,324 134 376
Favrskov municipality 47,163 540 87
Hedensted municipality 45,715 551 83
Odder municipality 21,773 223 98
East jutland core area 1,018,400 6,182 165

The figures below are for the whole East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 January 2014.[8]

Municipality Population Area¹ Density²
Århus municipality 323,893 468 692
Vejle municipality 109,652 1,058 103
Randers municipality 96,343 746 129
Kolding municipality 90,066 607 145
Silkeborg municipality 89,633 850 102
Horsens municipality 85,662 515 163
Skanderborg municipality 58,176 416 140
Haderslev municipality 55,906 815 69
Fredericia municipality 50,324 134 376
Favrskov municipality 47,163 540 87
Hedensted municipality 45,715 551 83
Vejen municipality 42,667 812 53
Syddjurs municipality 41,719 689 59
Norddjurs municipality 37,925 721 53
Middelfart municipality 37,685 299 126
Billund municipality 26,318 540 49
Odder municipality 21,773 223 97
Total East jutland metropolitan area 1,260,620 9,984 126,2

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