Vejle County

Vejle Amt
Basic Facts
County seat Vejle
Area 2,996.64 km²
Inhabitants 360,921 (2006)
Vejle County in Denmark

Vejle Amt (English Vejle County) is a former county (Danish: amt) on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in southern Denmark. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it was divided between Region Midtjylland (i.e. Region Central Jutland) and Region of Southern Denmark. Vejle became the seat of the latter region.

List of County MayorsEdit

From To County Mayor
1974 1993 Erling Tiedemann (Venstre)

Municipalities (1970-2006)Edit

Notable sitesEdit

The Jelling stones are archaeological treasures erected by Harald Bluetooth to honour his parents.[1] Encyclopædia Britannica considers the runic inscriptions the best known in Denmark.[2]

The Haraldskær Woman is a bog body interred in about 500 BC, discovered in a peat bog with a remarkable state of preservation.[3]


  1. ^ [1] C. Michael Hogan, "Jelling Stones", Megalithic Portal, editor Andy Burnham
  2. ^ [2] Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ "Haraldskaer Woman: Bodies of the Bogs", Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America, December 10, 1997.
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