Hobro

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Hobro
A view from the town church
A view from the town church
Coat of arms of Hobro
Coat of arms
Hobro is located in Denmark
Hobro
Hobro
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°38′N 09°48′E / 56.633°N 9.800°E / 56.633; 9.800
Country Denmark
Region North Denmark (Nordjylland)
Municipality Mariagerfjord
Population (2014)
 • Total 11,736
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)

Hobro with a population of 11,736 (1 January 2014)[1] 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.

Politics[edit]

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").

Famous residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ Tom Kristensen's official website
  3. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 56°38′N 9°48′E / 56.633°N 9.800°E / 56.633; 9.800