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.


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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