Herning Municipality

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Herning Municipality (Herning Kommune)
Municipalities of Denmark
Country Denmark
Region Region Midtjylland
Seat Herning
Area 1,322.87 km2 (511 sq mi)
Population 86,813 (1 April 2014)
Mayor Lars Krarup (Venstre)
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)
Herning [left edge] is south of Holstebro and west of Århus, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.

Herning Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,322.87 km² and has a population of 86,813 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Lars Krarup, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the Town of Herning.

History[edit]

On January 1, 2007, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007),] Herning municipality was merged with former Aulum-Haderup, Trehøje, and Aaskov municipalities to form the new Herning municipality.

The city of Herning[edit]

Main article: Herning

The city of Herning has a population of 44,437 (January 1, 2006). The town has grown rapidly in the 150 years: in 1840 the total population of the village of Herning was just 21.

Notable people[edit]

  • Gudmund Hatt (1884 - 1960), Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer, born in Vildbjerg

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Herning Municipality at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 56°08′N 8°59′E / 56.133°N 8.983°E / 56.133; 8.983