Holstebro Municipality

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Holstebro
Location of Holstebro in Denmark
Location of Holstebro in Denmark
Country Denmark
Municipalities Holstebro Municipality
Region Region Midtjylland
Government
 • Mayor Arne Lægaard (V)
Population (2008)
 • Total 57.020
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website holstebro.dk
Map of the municipality
Pedestrian street (gågade) in central Holstebro, Denmark.
Sculpture in central Holstebro, Denmark by Vadestedet. Photographer: Dan Simon.
Park in central Holstebro, Denmark. Photographer: Dan Simon.
Holstebro [left edge] is north of Herning and west of Viborg, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.

Holstebro Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 790 km², and has a total population of 57,020 (2008). Its mayor is H. C. Østerby, a member of the Social Democratic party.

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

On January 1, 2007 Holstebro municipality was, due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Ulfborg-Vemb and Vinderup municipalities to form the new Holstebro municipality.

The town of Holstebro[edit]

Main article: Holstebro

The town, lying on both sides of Storåen ("The Large Creek"), has a population of 34,241 (2011). It is a member of the Douzelage twinning ring of towns.

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Coordinates: 56°22′N 8°37′E / 56.367°N 8.617°E / 56.367; 8.617