Horsens Municipality

Horsens municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Endelave, and covers an area of 524.21 km2. It has a population of 90,370 (1 April 2019). Its mayor is Peter Sørensen, a member of the Social Democratic party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Horsens.

Horsens
Træskibe i Horsens - panoramio.jpg
Flag of Horsens
Coat of arms of Horsens
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°52′N 9°50′E / 55.86°N 9.84°E / 55.86; 9.84Coordinates: 55°52′N 9°50′E / 55.86°N 9.84°E / 55.86; 9.84
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark
Established1 January 2007
Government
 • MayorPeter Sørensen
Area
 • Total519.4 km2 (200.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total90,966
 • Density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.horsenskommune.dk Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that combined the city of Horsens with a number of existing parishes:

  • Endelave Parish
  • Hansted Parish
  • Hatting Parish
  • Kloster Parish
  • Lundum Parish
  • Nebel Parish
  • Sønderbro Parish
  • Tamdrup Parish
  • Torsted Parish
  • Tyrsted Parish
  • Uth Parish
  • Vær Parish

On 1 January 2007 Horsens Municipality was, as the result of the Municipal Reform of 2007, merged with existing Brædstrup (except for Voerladegård Parish) and Gedved municipalities to form a new Horsens municipality.

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.[1][2]

GeographyEdit

In the northern part of Horsens municipality near the town of Yding, the second highest natural point of terrain in Denmark, namely Yding Skovhøj at 170.77 metres (560.27 ft), is situated, immediately west of the highest and third-highest points of natural terrain in Skanderborg municipality.

LocationsEdit

Horsens 59,000
Brædstrup 3,600
Egebjerg 2,900
Lund 2,400
Gedved 2,300
Hovedgård 2,300
Østbirk 2,200
Hatting 1,700

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Horsens' 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 C F I O V Ø
2005 16 2 1 1 11 31 69.0% Jan Trøjborg (A)
2009 12 1 3 1 2 8 27 62.3%
2013 13 1 1 1 3 7 1 70.5% Peter Sørensen (A)
2017 13 1 1 1 3 7 1 68.5%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is Business Region Aarhus". businessregionaarhus.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Skram, Peder" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 25 (11th ed.). 1911.

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