Holstebro Municipality

Holstebro Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 801.55 km2 (309.48 sq mi), and has a population of 57,411 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is H. C. Østerby, a member of the Social Democratic party.

Holstebro
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Coat of arms of Holstebro
Holstebro [left edge] is north of Herning and west of Viborg, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula
Holstebro [left edge] is north of Herning and west of Viborg, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula
Coordinates: 56°22′N 8°37′E / 56.367°N 8.617°E / 56.367; 8.617Coordinates: 56°22′N 8°37′E / 56.367°N 8.617°E / 56.367; 8.617
CountryDenmark
RegionMidtjylland
Government
 • MayorH. C. Østerby (S)
Area
 • Total801.55 km2 (309.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total57,661
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.holstebro.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Holstebro.

On 1 January 2007 Holstebro municipality was, due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Ulfborg-Vemb and Vinderup municipalities to form the new Holstebro municipality.

LocationsEdit

Holstebro 36,000
Vinderup 3,100
Ulfborg 1,200
Tvis 1,200
Vemb 1,200
Nørre Felding 750
Skave 500
Sevel 480
Borbjerg 430

The town of HolstebroEdit

The town of Holstebro, has a population of 34,241 (2011). It is situated on both sides of Storåen ("The Large Creek"). Holstebro is a member of the Douzelage twinning ring of towns.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Holstebro's municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years.

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F K O V
2005 8 3 1 2 1 1 11 27 70.5% Arne Lægaard (V)
2009 8 2 3 3 3 8 75.5% H. C. Østerby (A)
2013 13 1 1 2 10 78.5%
2017 12 2 1 1 2 9 75.8%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Holstebro is a member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of towns across the European Union.[1]

Holstebro also has one other twin town:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Member towns". douzelage.eu. Douzelage. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  2. ^ "Statutul Municipiului Braşov" (PDF). brasovcity.ro (in Romanian). Brașov. p. 66. Retrieved 2021-04-16.

External linksEdit