East Jutland metropolitan area

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East Jutland Metropolitan Area (Byregion Østjylland)
Greater Aarhus
Region
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Core city Aarhus from Your Rainbow Ranorama
Area 11,521 km2 (4,448 sq mi)
Population 1,378,978 (1. January 2016)
Density 119/km2 (308/sq mi)
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East Jutland metropolitan area

East Jutland metropolitan area (Danish: Byregion Østjylland) or Greater Aarhus [1][2] is a geographic term for an area in Jutland and Funen, Denmark. [3]

The term denotes a functional coherent area linked by both infrastructure and labour across municipal boundaries. With about 1.4 million people living in the area it represents approximately 25% of the population of Denmark and is the second largest Metropolitan area after Greater Copenhagen.[4] The region has 19 municipalities as of 2016.[5] The area consist of Business Region Aarhus with a population of 960,000 to the north, and Trekantsområdet (The Triangle Region) with 418,000 people in the south.[6][7][8]

Economy[edit]

The metropolitan area is a major hub for education and is home to many large companies; in particular in the sectors of food production, agriculture, renewable energy and green tech. Major companies includes Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Arla Foods. Vestas is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines and the largest in the world of its kind; and Arla is a Swedish-Danish dairy cooperative with headquarters in Aarhus and is the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia and the seventh largest dairy company in the world, measured by turnover. Among cooperative dairy companies, Arla is the third largest in the world.

Emma Mærsk, at the time the world's largest container ship, in Aarhus Harbor, 5 September 2006. Aarhus' central location within Denmark facilitates transport throughout the country and beyond

The primary harbour of the region is Aarhus harbour. It is the largest industrial harbour in Denmark and among largest in Northern Europe, only surpassed by the Swedish industrial harbour in Gothenburg in the Kattegat sea area. With modern facilities, it handles approximately 12 million tonnes of cargo (2006) per year and is therefore among the 100 biggest containerports in the world.[9]

Greater Aarhus boasts a unique position in the global wind energy market. It is home to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of wind turbines and constitutes the world’s most advanced knowledge center. An array of suppliers and subcontractors, covers the entire supply chain and the sector benefits from a solid political backing of wind energy on local, regional and national level. The wind business cluster here has a long legacy of cooperation between manufacturers, suppliers, scientific communities and public authorities. As a knowledge hub and gathering point for the wind industry, Aarhus is likely to play a vital role in developing the wind energy systems of the future:

· 87% of Denmark’s combined turnover from wind energy is generated by businesses in the Greater Aarhus area

· 53% of Denmark´s high-skill wind employees work in the Greater Aarhus area

· 57% of all top executives in the Danish wind industry work in the Greater Aarhus area

· 14,000 employees in the Danish wind industry work within Central Region Denmark – 11,000 of them within one hour drive from Aarhus.[10]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Tabliczka E45.svg

There are two primary commercial international airports serving the area:

Billund Airport 2007

The area has several motorways but the European route E45 is the motorway that goes from the south to the north and is more or less responsible for the growth in the area; it is along this motorway that the East Jutland metropolitan area is growing.

Statistics[edit]

Note that on 24 February 2016, Viborg municipality became a part of Business Region Aarhus. Contributing with a population of 95,776 and an area of 1,409 km2.[11]

East Jutland metropolitan area
East Jutland metropolitan area, most populous area
Mejlborg Aarhus
Aarhus city hall
Church of Our Lady, Aarhus
Year Population
2008 1,212,781
2009 1,223,823
2010 1,231,151
2011 1,239,416
2012 1,246,252
2013 1,254,152
2014 1,260,620
2016 1,378,978

The core area around Aarhus is the most populated area in East Jutland, and that area is much smaller in km² - 6,182 km² - (2386 sq. mi) and with a population of more than one million.

The figures below are for the core area centered on Aarhus and most populous area in the East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 January 2016.[12]

Municipality Population Area¹ Density²
Århus municipality 330,639 468 698
Vejle municipality 111,743 1,058 103
Randers municipality 97,520 746 129
Kolding municipality 91,695 607 145
Silkeborg municipality 90,719 850 102
Horsens municipality 87,736 519 166
Skanderborg municipality 59,481 416 141
Fredericia municipality 50,689 134 376
Favrskov municipality 47,655 540 87
Hedensted municipality 46,206 551 83
Odder municipality 22,131 223 98
East jutland core area 1,036,214 6,182 168

The figures below are for the whole East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 January 2016.[12]

Municipality Population Area¹ Density²
Århus municipality 330,639 468 698
Vejle municipality 111,743 1,058 103
Randers municipality 97,520 746 129
Viborg municipality 95,776 1,409 68
Kolding municipality 91,695 607 145
Silkeborg municipality 90,719 850 102
Horsens municipality 87,736 515 163
Skanderborg municipality 59,481 416 140
Haderslev municipality 56,029 815 69
Fredericia municipality 50,689 134 376
Favrskov municipality 47,655 540 87
Hedensted municipality 46,206 551 83
Vejen municipality 42,869 812 53
Syddjurs municipality 41,889 689 59
Norddjurs municipality 38,144 721 53
Middelfart municipality 37,913 299 126
Billund municipality 26,434 540 49
Odder municipality 22,131 223 97
Samsø municipality 3,710 113 32
Total East jutland metropolitan area 1,378,978 11,521 119

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