Middelfart Municipality

Middelfart Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark, located on the west coast of the island of Funen in southern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 297 km². It has a total population of 37,274 (2008). Its mayor is Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Middelfart.

Middelfart
Middelfart - Nytorv.jpg
Coat of arms of Middelfart
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°30′N 9°45′E / 55.5°N 9.75°E / 55.5; 9.75Coordinates: 55°30′N 9°45′E / 55.5°N 9.75°E / 55.5; 9.75
CountryDenmark
RegionSouthern Denmark
Established1 January 2007
Government
 • MayorJohannes Lundsfryd Jensen
Area
 • Total297 km2 (115 sq mi)
Population
 • Total37,913
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.middelfart.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The Snævringen ("The Narrowing"), is the strait that separates the island of Funen from the Jutland mainland in this area, where the two lie very close to each other, often less than 1.5 km apart. Snævringen is an extension of the Kattegat, and begins near the cities of Fredericia and Middelfart. To the south of the municipality is Fænø Strait (Fænø Sund), which separates Funen from the municipality's island of Fænø.

On 1 January 2007 Middelfart municipality was, as the result of The Municipal Reform, merged with Ejby and Nørre Aaby municipalities to form an enlarged Middelfart municipality.

The municipality is part of Triangle Region and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[1][2]

LocationsEdit

Middelfart 16,000
Strib 4,700
Nørre Aaby 3,000
Ejby 2,100
Gelsted 1,700
Brenderup 1,400
Båring 940
Harndrup 620
Kauslunde [da] 520

EconomyEdit

Companies headquartered in the municipality include United Shipping & Trading Company.[3]

PoliticsEdit

Middelfart's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees.[4]

Municipal councilEdit

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F H O V Ø
2005 12 1 2 1 1 1 7 25 73.1% Steen Dahlstrøm (A)
2009 11 1 2 3 2 6 69.2%
2013 11 1 2 1 3 6 1 77.0%
2017 14 1 1 2 6 1 76.8% Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vi er landets mest ambitiøse business region" [We are the country's most ambitious business region] (in Danish). trekantomraadet.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. ^ Vium, Nanna (2014-07-07). "Middelfart-virksomhed rammer rekordresultat". fyens.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  4. ^ "Byråd og udvalg" (in Danish).

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