Vejen Municipality

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Location of Vejen municipality

Vejen Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 817 km², and has a total population of 42,447 (2008). Its mayor is Egon Fræhr, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1,2 million inhabitants where it makes up the southwesternmost part. .[1]

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Vejen. One of the attractions of the area is the Vejen Art Museum.[2]

History[edit]

On January 1, 2007, Vejen municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Brørup, Holsted, and Rødding municipalities to form an enlarged Vejen municipality.

Villages in Vejen Municipality[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Vejen Kunstmuseum" (in Danish). Den Store Danske. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°29′N 9°09′E / 55.483°N 9.150°E / 55.483; 9.150