Struer Municipality

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Struer
Municipality
Location of Struer municipality
Location of Struer municipality
Country  Denmark
Region Central Denmark Region
Created 1970
Enlargement 2007

Struer Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Central Denmark Region on the Jutland Peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Venø, and it covers an area of 248 km². It has a total population of 22,672 (2008). Its mayor is Viggo Lynghøj Christensen, a member of the Social Democratic party. [1] The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Struer.

The 472 meter long Oddesund Bridge (Oddesundbro) connects the municipality at the town of Oddesund Syd to the town of Oddesund Nord in Thyholm Municipality on Vendsyssel-Thy. Ferry service connects the municipality to the island of Venø every 20 minutes from Kleppen, 5 km northwest of the town of Struer.

Denmark's smallest church, built ca. 1600, is located on the island of Venø. The island has a population of approx. 160, of which most work on the mainland. The island is 7.5 km long and 1.5 km at its widest point.

On January 1, 2007 Struer municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Thyholm municipality to form an enlarged Struer municipality. [2]

The city of Struer[edit]

Struer [upper left] is west of Randers and north of Holstebro, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.


Famous residents of the municipality[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Sweden Södertälje, Sweden

Finland Forssa, Finland

Norway Sarpsborg, Norway

Norway Spydeberg, Norway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  2. ^ Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
  3. ^ The Danish Folk High School and Its Reception in the United States: 1870s-1930s (Harold W. Stubblefield and Patrick Keane. Jossey-Bass Publishers. 1994)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°29′N 8°37′E / 56.483°N 8.617°E / 56.483; 8.617