Favrskov Municipality

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Favrskov Municipality

Favrskov Kommune
Thorsø kirke (Favrskov).JPG
Coat of arms of Favrskov Municipality
Coat of arms
Favrskov Municipality
Favrskov Municipality
RegionCentral Denmark Region
 • MayorNils Borring (A)

Favrskov Municipality (Danish: Favrskov Kommune, pronounced [ˈfau̯ˀɐˌskɒu̯ˀ kʰoˈmuːnə]) is a municipality in Central Denmark Region in Denmark north of Aarhus and is a part of the Aarhus area. According to municipal and regional key figures the municipality covers an area of 540.25 km2 (208.59 square miles) and had a population of 47,177 as of 1 April 2014.

The largest towns within the municipality are Hadsten, Hinnerup and Hammel.

Favrskov Municipality was created on 1 January 2007 as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007). It is a fusion of the former municipalities of Hadsten, Hammel, Hinnerup, and Hvorslev, as well as the southern part of the former Langå Municipality. The northern parts of Faverskov Municipality, consisting roughly of the former municipalities of Hadsten, Langå and Hvorslev, are part of the larger geographical region of Kronjylland (Crown Jutland).[1]

The municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[2][3]

According to Danmarks Statistik, from 2005 to 2009, this was the third-fastest growing municipality out of 98.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Hadsten and Hinnerup:[4]



  1. ^ Danish Nature Agency: Kronjylland (in Danish)
  2. ^ "What is Business Region Aarhus". businessregionaarhus.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "City of Saarijärvi" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-15.

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Coordinates: 56°19′43″N 10°2′46″E / 56.32861°N 10.04611°E / 56.32861; 10.04611