Aarhus Municipality

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Aarhus Municipality (Danish: Aarhus Kommune, also commonly known by its alternative Danish spelling Århus Kommune, Århus Municipality), is a municipality in the Central Region, on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 470.95 km2 (181.83 sq mi) (www.noegletal.dk), and has a population of 326,246 (January 1, 2015) ("statistikbanken.dk befolkning og valg"). The current Mayor of Aarhus municipality is Jacob Bundsgaard of the Social Democrats,[1] who took over after Nicolai Wammen in August 2011.[2] Wammen wanted to focus on the upcoming election for Parliament.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Aarhus.[3]

Neighbouring municipalities are Syddjurs to the north, Favrskov to the northwest, Skanderborg to the southwest, and Odder to the south.

Aarhus Municipality was not merged with other municipalities in the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007) due to its already relatively large size and population.

It forms part of the East Jutland metropolitan area.

Cities and towns[edit]

Municipal map

Statistcs Denmark defines towns or cities as areas with more than 200 residents in a continuous settlement with no more than 200 meters between residential structures. In 2015 there were 19 such areas in Aarhus Municipality, the largest being the city of Aarhus with some 260.000 inhabitants while some 50.000 people lived in urban areas elsewhere in the municipality. In 2013 Beder and Malling was officially counted as a single conurbation for the first time.[4] Towns in the municipality are generally considered satellites of Aarhus.

Population figures from Statistics Denmark, 1. January, 2015.[4]

The city of Aarhus[edit]

Main article: Aarhus

The city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, the principal port on the east coast of Jutland, and the seat of Denmark's second-largest bishopric. Until 31 December 2006 it was the council site for the now abolished Aarhus County.



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Coordinates: 56°10′00″N 10°15′00″E / 56.1667°N 10.25°E / 56.1667; 10.25