Viborg Municipality

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Location of Viborg municipality
Cathedral in Viborg, Denmark. ©2001 Hans Andersen.

Viborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,421.04 km², and has a population of 94,622 (1 April 2014). Søren Pape Poulsen was chosen as mayor again for a second term of office 2014-17, but before the first year of his second term had passed, he accepted an offer to become chairman of his party, and a new mayor had to be chosen among the municipal council members. Alas, its mayor from 3 September 2014 is Torsten Nielsen, also a member of the Conservative People's Party. He is mayor in the rest of the 2014-17 term of office.

The main city and the site of its municipal council is the city of Viborg.

On 1 January 2007 Viborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Bjerringbro, Fjends, Karup, Møldrup, and Tjele municipalities to form an enlarged Viborg municipality.

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Viborg has a twin city in each of the Nordic countries, as well as in other world regions.

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Coordinates: 56°27′00″N 9°22′00″E / 56.45°N 9.36667°E / 56.45; 9.36667