Aalborg Municipality

Aalborg Municipality is a municipality in North Jutland Region on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.[4] The municipality straddles the Limfjord, the waterway which connects the North Sea and the Kattegat east-to-west, and which separates the main body of the Jutland peninsula from the island of Vendsyssel-Thy north-to-south. It has a land area of 1,143.99 km2 (441.70 sq mi) and a population of 221,082 (1. January 2022).[1]

Aalborg Municipality
Aalborg Kommune
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Coat of arms of Aalborg Municipality
Location of Aalborg Municipality
Location of Aalborg Municipality
Coordinates: 57°02′47″N 9°55′09″E / 57.0464°N 9.9192°E / 57.0464; 9.9192
Country Denmark
RegionRegion Nordjylland
City Council2007
SeatAalborg City Hall
 • MayorThomas Kastrup-Larsen
 • Total1,140 km2 (440 sq mi)
 (1. January 2022)[1]
 • Total221,082
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.aalborg.dk Edit this at Wikidata

It is also the name of the municipality's main city Aalborg and the site of its municipal council, as well as the name of a seaport.

The municipality and the town have chosen to retain the traditional spelling of the name as Aalborg, although the new spelling Ålborg is used in other contexts, such as Ålborg Bight (Ålborg Bugt), the body of water which lies to the east of the Jutland peninsula.

Municipal reform of 2007Edit

As of 1 January 2007 Aalborg municipality joined with the municipalities of Hals, Nibe, and Sejlflod to form a new Aalborg municipality. The former Aalborg municipality, including the island of Egholm, covered an area of 560 km2 (220 sq mi), with a total population of 192,353 (2005). Its last mayor was Henning G. Jensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The former municipality was bordered by Sejlflod and Hals to the east, Dronninglund and Brønderslev to the north, Aabybro and Nibe to the west, and Støvring and Skørping to the south. It belonged to North Jutland County.



The waters in the Limfjord splitting the municipality are called Langerak to the east and Gjøl Bredning to the west. The island of Egholm is located in Gjøl Bredning, and is connected by ferry to the city of Aalborg at its southern shore.

The area is typical for the north of Jutland. To the west, the Limfjord broadens into an irregular lake (salt water), with low, marshy shores and many islands. Northwest is Store Vildmose ("Greater Wild bog"), a swamp where a mirage is sometimes seen in summer. Southeast lies the similar Lille Vildmose ("Lesser Wild bog"). Store Vildmose was drained and farmed in the beginning of the 20th century, and Lille Vildmose is now the largest moor in Denmark.

Urban areas in Aalborg MunicipalityEdit

Aalborg City has a total population of 123,432. The metropolitan area is a conurbation of the Aalborg urban area in Himmerland (102,312) and the Nørresundby urban area in Vendsyssel (21,120).

The largest urban areas in Aalborg Municipality[5]
Nr Urban area Population (2011)
1 Aalborg 103,545
2 Nørresundby 21,376
3 Svenstrup 6,751
4 Nibe 4,987
5 Vodskov 4,399
6 Klarup 4,182
7 Gistrup 3,573
8 Storvorde 3,243
9 Vestbjerg 2,677
10 Frejlev 2,579


North Flying has its head office on the property of Aalborg Airport in Nørresundby, Aalborg Municipality.[6]


Municipal councilEdit

Aalborg's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
Turnout Elected
2005[7] 15 2 3 2 1 8 31 64.6% Henning G. Jensen (A)
2009[8] 12 1 2 5 2 9 60.3%
2013[9] 12 2 1 1 1 2 9 3 68.4% Thomas Kastrup-Larsen (A)
2017[10] 17 1 1 2 8 2 67.7%

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Aalborg is twinned with 34 cities,[11] more than any other city in Denmark.[12] Every four years, Aalborg gathers young people from most of its twin towns for a week of sports, known as Ungdomslegene (Youth Games).[12]


  1. ^ a b BY2: Population 1. January by municipalities The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 January database from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ Aalborg in figures Archived 23 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine statistics from Aalborg Municipality
  4. ^ Bridgwater, W. & Beatrice Aldrich. (1966) The Columbia-Viking Desk Encyclopedia. Columbia University. p. 11.
  5. ^ "Population 1. January by urban, rural areas (DISCONTINUED) - StatBank Denmark - data and statistics". www.statistikbanken.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Contact Us Archived 29 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine." North Flying. Retrieved 15 December 2011. "North Flying's headquarters are located in Aalborg Airport." and "North Flying A/S North Flying Terminal Aalborg Airport DK - 9400 Nørresundby Denmark"
  7. ^ "KMD-Valg". www.kmdvalg.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  8. ^ "KMD-Valg". www.kmdvalg.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  9. ^ "KMDValg". www.kmdvalg.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  10. ^ "KMDValg". www.kmdvalg.dk. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Venskabsbyer". aalborgevents.dk (in Danish). Aalborg Events. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Ungdomslegene". Aalborg Kommune. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.

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