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|Region||Central Denmark (Midtjylland)|
|• Mayor||Lars Krarup|
|• City||1,323.5 km2 (511.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||58 m (190 ft)|
|• Density||35/km2 ( 92/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Europe Time (UTC+1)|
|Area code(s)||(+45) 9|
Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 46,873 (1 January 2012) including the suburbs of Tjørring, Snejbjerg, Lind, Birk, Hammerum, and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark.
Herning was established at the beginning of the 1800s during the period of heath reclamation. This period of time resulted in a growing population, and a demand for products and services to the new farmers in the area. Herning came into existence as a center of commerce for the area.
Later on, Herning became known for the textile-weaving industry that developed in and around the town. This industry was once Herning's principal economic activity: today, the town enjoys a diversified industrial base.
Herning became a market town in 1913.
Herning has twice, in 1965 and 2003, been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year.
The city hosts 3 buildings recognizably designed by the architect Jørn Utzon. One is publicly owned and two are privately owned.
The old Herningsholm Estate in Herning is open to the public for touring. Classensborg Estate, now called Skarrildhus, is located 25 km south of the town, but is closed to the public because it is a private hotel and educational facility. The grounds, however, can be toured and are known for their beautiful rhododendron displays during the spring.
Herning Blue Fox is a Danish professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league Oddset Ligaen. FC Midtjylland is a football team playing in the Danish "superligaen". It is a fusion of Herning Fremad and Ikast FS.
Herning also is a centre of Danish cycling. The GP Herning is a professional bicycle race held annually in Herning. The 2012 Giro d'Italia started in Herning. Bjarne Riis, as of 2011[update] the only Dane to win the Tour de France, was born in Herning.
Road and rail 
As for both road and rail Herning is the transportation hub of central Jutland. The raillines crossing the peninsula intersects in Herning and there are connections torwards Vejle, Århus, Esbjerg and Holstebro as well as several daily trains to Copenhagen. Roadwise Herning lies at the junction of route 18 that traverses the Jutland Peninsula from southeast to nortwest, route 15 that croses the peninsula from Aarhus in the east to Ringkobing in the west and route 12 from Esbjerg in the south west to Viborg to the northeast.
Herning is served by Karup Airport situated 25 km (16 mi) to the northeast of the city. There are several flight a day connecting it to Copenhagen Airport and from there to the rest of the World. It also has a few international connections of its own
Famous residents of the municipality 
- 1950 – Helge Sander, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Denmark, liberal politician member af the Danish parliament (Folketinget) representing the party Venstre (Denmark)
- 1964 – Bjarne Riis, cyclist winning Tour de France in 1996
- 1969 – Claus Elming, TV-sports journalist
- 1972 – Mogens Christiansen, cricketer
- 1973 – Michael Blaudzun, professional cyclist
- 1974 – Kenneth Jonassen, badminton player (winner of All England)
- 1980 – Jesper Nøddesbo, handball player (for FC Barcelona and Denmark)
- 1984 – Frans Nielsen, hockey player (the first NHL-player of Danish origin)
- 1986 – Peter Regin, hockey player in the NHL (for the Ottawa Senators)
- 1986 – Michael Pedersen, cricketer
1986 - Nicolai Krogh (Scientist)
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