Herning Municipality

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Herning Municipality (Herning Kommune)
Municipalities of Denmark
Country Denmark
Region Region Midtjylland
Seat Herning
 - coordinates 56°08′N 8°59′E / 56.133°N 8.983°E / 56.133; 8.983Coordinates: 56°08′N 8°59′E / 56.133°N 8.983°E / 56.133; 8.983
Area 1,322.87 km2 (511 sq mi)
Population 86,813 (1 April 2014)
Mayor Lars Krarup (Venstre)
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)
Map DK Herning.PNG
Herning Municipality is located in Denmark
Herning Municipality
Herning [left edge] is south of Holstebro and west of Århus, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.

Herning Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,322.87 km2 (510.76 sq mi) and has a population of 86,813 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Lars Krarup, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the Town of Herning.

History[edit]

On January 1, 2007, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), Herning municipality was merged with former Aulum-Haderup, Trehøje, and Aaskov municipalities to form the new Herning municipality.

The city of Herning[edit]

The city of Herning has a population of 44,437 (January 1, 2006). The town has grown rapidly in the 150 years: in 1840 the total population of the village of Herning was just 21.

Notable people[edit]

  • Gudmund Hatt (1884 - 1960), Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer, born in Vildbjerg parish municipality, which joined with other parish municipalities in 1970 to create Trehøje Municipality.

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