Silkeborg Municipality

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Location of Silkeborg municipality
Hjejlen ("The Golden Plover") is an historic steamboat that sails from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget.

Silkeborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 857.16 km², and has a population of 89,707 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Steen Vindum, of the party Venstre. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Silkeborg.

On 1 January 2007 Silkeborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Gjern, Kjellerup, and Them municipalities to form the new Silkeborg municipality.

The town of Silkeborg[edit]

Main article: Silkeborg

The town is of Silkeborg is divided north and south by the lake, Silkeborg Langsø, which at the eastern side of the town, resolves into the Guden River (Gudenaa). Silkeborg was the home town of COBRA painter Asger Jorn, and has several interesting art museums and excibitions, including Museum Jorn, Silkeborg with its large Asger Jorn collection.

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Coordinates: 56°10′42″N 9°33′05″E / 56.1783°N 9.5514°E / 56.1783; 9.5514