Billund Municipality

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Billund municipality
Church of Denmark parishes in Billund Municipality

Billund Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark in the center of the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark. Formerly the municipality belonged to Ribe County; the new, merged municipality covers an area of 540.18 km², and has a total population of 26,172 (2010). Its mayor is Ib Kristensen, a member of Venstre (Liberal Party) political party;[1] the site of its municipal council is the town of Grindsted, which is the largest town in the municipality followed by the city of Billund.

On 1 January 2007, as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), the old Billund municipality was combined with the former Grindsted Municipality and the part of Billund Airport that was located in Give Municipality.

The municipality is part of the Triangle Region and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[2][3]

Politics[edit]

Billund's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years; the municipal council has six political committees. [4]

Municipal council[edit]

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C E F O V
2005 7 3 1 14 25 71.1% Ib Kristensen (V)
2009 6 1 3 3 2 10 67.7%
2013 7 2 1 2 13 74.1%
2017 7 2 1 2 3 10 72.8%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Economy[edit]

LEGO Group and Sun Air of Scandinavia have their head offices in Billund, Billund Municipality.[5][6]

Sources[edit]

  • Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
  • Billund and western Denmark
  • Nuha Ansari, John D. Rambow, Denmark: The Guide for All Budgets, Rambow, 2002, Fodor's Denmark, 224 pages ISBN 0-676-90201-4
  • Hogan, C.Michael, Egtved Girl Barrow, The Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham 4 October, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts about Billund Archived December 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Vi er landets mest ambitiøse business region" [We are the country's most ambitious business region] (in Danish). trekantomraadet.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ Byråd og udvalg
  5. ^ "Locations." Lego Group. Retrieved on 16 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Contact Archived 2010-08-20 at the Wayback Machine." Sun Air of Scandinavia. Retrieved on 16 March 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°43′51″N 9°6′55″E / 55.73083°N 9.11528°E / 55.73083; 9.11528