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.
|Established||1 January 2007|
|• Mayor||Peter Sørensen|
|• Total||519.4 km2 (200.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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.
Horsens' municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||16||2||1||1||11||31||69.0%||Jan Trøjborg (A)|
|2013||13||1||1||1||3||7||1||70.5%||Peter Sørensen (A)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
- Peder Skram (ca.1503 in Urup - 1581) a Danish Admiral and naval hero 
- Søren Frich (1827 in Nim Parish, Bolund manor – 1901) a Danish engineer, factory owner and city Councillor who built the Frichs company in Aarhus
- Mary Westenholz (1857 in Mattrup – 1947) an influential Danish Unitarian, women's rights activist, writer and editor
- Anders Christian Jensen-Haarup (1863 in Nim – 1934) a Danish entomologist who specialised in Hymenoptera