Løkken-Vrå

Løkken-Vrå was a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the North Jutland County, Denmark until January 1, 2007. It was located on the northwest coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy on the northern Jutland peninsula.

Løkken-Vrå Municipality
Løkken-Vrå Kommune
Former municipality
Former town hall in Vrå
Former town hall in Vrå
CountryDenmark
CountyNorth Jutland County
Municipality reform of 2007January 1, 2007
Area
 • Total181 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total8,828
The town of Løkken

The municipality covered an area of 181 km2 (70 sq mi), and had a total population of 8,828 (2005). The two main towns were Vrå and Løkken, where Vrå acted as the seat of the municipal council.

Løkken-Vrå municipality ceased to exist following the The Municipality Reform of 2007 (Danish: kommunalreformen). It was merged with existing Hjørring, Hirtshals, and Sindal municipalities to form an enlarged Hjørring municipality with a total area of 929 km2 (359 sq mi) and a total population of ca. 67,816. The new municipality belongs to Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").

MayorsEdit

  • Valdemar Langthjem, 1970–1975
  • Jens Baggesen, 1975–1986
  • Søren Jensen, 1986–1987
  • Birte Andersen, 1986–1994
  • Knud Rødbro, 1994–2007[1]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Katja Schumann (born 1949) a retired circus performer; in 2015 she purchased a dilapidated former pig farm in Løkken-Vrå, renovated the property into a working animal farm, seasonal circus, and museum.
  • Lone Træholt (born 1958 in Løkken) the first woman in the Danish armed forces to obtain the rank of General

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 57°22′N 9°43′E / 57.367°N 9.717°E / 57.367; 9.717

  1. ^ "Danske Kommuner - Søgning". Danske Kommuner. Retrieved 2020-07-17.

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