Horsens Municipality

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Location of Horsens municipality
For the article about the city in Denmark with the same name, see Horsens.

Horsens municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Endelave, and covers an area of 524.21 km². It has a population of 85,911 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Peter Sørensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Horsens.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that combined the city of Horsens with a number of existing parishes:

On January 1, 2007 Horsens municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Brædstrup (except for Voerladegård Parish) and Gedved municipalities to form a new Horsens municipality.

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In the northern part of Horsens municipality near the town of Yding, the second highest natural point of terrain in Denmark, namely Yding Skovhøj at 170.77 metres (560.27 ft), is situated, immediately west of the highest and third-highest points of natural terrain in Skanderborg municipality.

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Coordinates: 55°52′01″N 9°50′01″E / 55.8669°N 9.83361°E / 55.8669; 9.83361