A view from the town church
|Region||North Denmark (Nordjylland)|
|Time zone||Central Europe Time (UTC+1)|
Hobro with a population of 11,736 (1 January 2014) is an old market and railway town in northern Denmark. Hobro is the seat of Mariagerfjord municipality in Region Nordjylland on the Jutland peninsula. The town is situated in a hilly terrain at the head of Mariager Fjord, close to the former Viking fortress of Fyrkat.
Hobro was until January 1, 2007 also a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland County covering an area of 166 km² and with a total population of 15,318 (2005). Its last mayor was Jørgen Pontoppidan, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.
Hobro municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Arden, Hadsund, and Mariager municipalities to form the new Mariagerfjord municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 769 km² and a total population of 43,049 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").
- Kenneth Bager (born 1962), musician
- Ingeborg Brams (1921-1989), actress
- Michael Færk Christensen (born 1986), racing cyclist
- Matias Faldbakken (born 1973), Norwegian artist and writer
- Michael V. Knudsen (born 1978), handball player
- Daniel Vermundsen (born 1991), competitive cyclist and elite rock climber
- Tom Kristensen (born 1967), racing driver
- Fie Udby Erichsen (born 1985), elite rower and silver medalist in the women's single sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
- Tom Kristensen's official website
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