Vesthimmerland Municipality

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Vesthimmerland Municipality (Vesthimmerland Kommune)
Municipalities of Denmark
Country Denmark
Region Region of North Jutland
Seat Aars
Area 768.08 km2 (297 sq mi)
Population 37.285 (2017)
Mayor Knud Vældgaard Kristensen
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)
Map DK Vesthimmerland.PNG
Website: http://www.vesthimmerland.dk/

Vesthimmerland Municipality is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in Denmark's North Denmark Region. It covers an area of 768,08 km² (2013) (www.noegletal.dk) and has a total population of 38,277 (2008).

On 1 January 2007 Vesthimmerland municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the former municipalities of Aalestrup, Farsø, Løgstør, and Aars.

The municipal seat is the city of Aars, which also was the seat in the former Aars Municipality.

Four principal towns[edit]

The municipality's four principal towns (hovedbyer) are Aars, Farsø, Løgstør & Aalestrup, all of them were former municipal seats of their former municipalities.

Aars[edit]

Aars, the municipal seat of Vesthimmerland municipality and the largest town of Vesthimmerland municipality, is located to the east of the three other principal towns. Aars is/was a railway town and was the principal town of Aars Municipality. It has a population of 8,246.

Farsø[edit]

Farsø is a town with a population of 3,299 in Region Nordjylland in Denmark in the Vesthimmerland municipality. It is located west of Aars, south of Løgstør, and north-west of Aalestrup. Until 1 January 2007 Farsø was also a municipality in North Jutland. The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 7,991.

Løgstør[edit]

Løgstør is a town with a population of 4,284 and the former seat of Løgstør municipality. It is located north-west of the other principal towns. The former municipality, including the island of Livø, covered an area of 218 km2 (84 sq mi), and had a total population of 10,270.

Aalestrup[edit]

Aalestrup is a town in Vesthimmerland municipality with a population of 2,729. It is the furthest south of all the four principal towns. Aalestrup School has 294 students. It was also a municipal seat until 2007.

Municipality's largest towns[edit]

The municipalitys biggest citys[1]
Nr City Inhabitant From/to

11-16

2006 2011 2016
1 Aars 7.457 8.010 8.116 +106
2 Løgstør 4.434 4.357 4.114 -243
3 Farsø 3.216 3.253 3.409 +156
4 Aalestrup 2.736 2.760 2.761 +1
5 Ranum 1.152 1.108 991 -117
6 Hornum 963 971 947 -24
7 Gedsted 1.013 930 870 -60
8 Hvalpsund 701 669 683 +14
9 Vester Hornum 533 566 567 +1
10 Overlade 525 515 457 -58
11 Strandby 328 309 -19
Municipality 37.871 37.867 37.296 -568

Mayors of Vesthhimmerland[edit]

Period Name Party
2007–2009 Jens Lauritzen Venstre
2010–present Knud Vældgaard Kristensen Det Konservative Folkeparti

Former municipalitys[edit]

Aars Municipality[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 223 km², and had a total population of 13,284 (2005). Its latest mayor was Knud V. Christensen, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party.

Farsø Municipality[edit]

The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 7,991 (2005). Its last mayor was H. O. A. Kjeldsen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Løgstør Municipality[edit]

The municipality, including the island of Livø, covered an area of 218 km2 (84 sq mi), and had a total population of 10,270 (2005). Its last mayor was Jens Lauritzen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Aalestrup Municipality[edit]

The municipality covered an area of 176 km², and had a total population of 7,631 (2005). Its latest mayor was Rigmor Sandborg.

The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Aalestrup. The municipality was located on the eastern shores of the area known as Himmerland, a part of the Jutland peninsula; the western border of the municipality was partially defined by the waters of Lovn's Broadening (Lovns Bredning).

Famous people from Vesthimmerland[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 56°48′07″N 9°31′23″E / 56.802°N 9.523°E / 56.802; 9.523