Favrskov Municipality

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Favrskov Municipality

Favrskov Kommune
Skyline of Favrskov Municipality
Coat of arms of Favrskov Municipality
Coat of arms
Favrskov Municipality
Favrskov Municipality
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark Region
SeatHinnerup
Government
 • MayorNils Borring (A)

Favrskov Municipality (Danish: Favrskov Kommune, pronounced [ˈfɑwˀɐˌsɡɒwˀ]) is a municipality in Central Denmark Region in Denmark north of Aarhus and is a part of the Aarhus area. According to municipal and regional key figures the municipality covers an area of 540.25 km2 (208.59 square miles) and had a population of 47,177 as of 1 April 2014.

The largest towns within the municipality are Hadsten, Hinnerup and Hammel and Favrskov Municipality is considered part of the East Jutland metropolitan area with 1.2 million inhabitants in total.[1]

Favrskov Municipality was created on 1 January 2007 as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007). It is a fusion of the former municipalities of Hadsten, Hammel, Hinnerup, and Hvorslev, as well as the southern part of the former Langå Municipality. The northern parts of Faverskov Municipality, consisting roughly of the former municipalities of Hadsten, Langå and Hvorslev, are part of the larger geographical region of Kronjylland (Crown Jutland).[2]

According to Danmark Statistiks, from 2005 to 2009, this was the third-fastest growing municipality out of 98.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Hadsten and Hinnerup:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Danish Nature Agency: Kronjylland (in Danish)
  3. ^ "City of Saarijärvi" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-15.

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Coordinates: 56°19′43″N 10°2′46″E / 56.32861°N 10.04611°E / 56.32861; 10.04611