Aarhus Municipality, until 2011 formerly known as Århus Municipality, is a municipality in the Central Region, on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 470.95 km2, and has a population of 331,332, the main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Aarhus. Neighbouring municipalities are Syddjurs to the north, Favrskov to the northwest, Skanderborg to the southwest and it forms part of the East Jutland metropolitan area. Aarhus Municipality was not merged with other municipalities in the nationwide Kommunalreformen due to its relatively large size. Aarhus City Council is the municipal government, the city council consists of 31 members elected for four-year terms. Administratively the municipality is divided into six minor agencies which together constitute the magistrate led by a mayor and it is the only Danish city with a magistrate structure. The current Mayor of Aarhus municipality is Jacob Bundsgaard of the Social Democrats, Wammen wanted to focus on the upcoming election for Parliament.
The gender composition of the city council has risen steadily in favour of women through the 20th century, the first publicly elected mayor of Aarhus was appointed in 1919. In the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform the current Aarhus municipality was created by merging 20 municipalities, Aarhus Municipality has 45 electoral wards and polling stations in four electoral districts for the folketing. The diocese of Aarhus has four deaneries composed of 60 parishes within Aarhus municipality, Aarhus municipality contains 21 postal districts and some parts of another 9. The urban area of Aarhus and the suburbs are divided into the districts Aarhus C, Aarhus N, Aarhus V, Viby J, Højbjerg. Aarhus is segmented into districts on different levels often containing several distinct neighbourhoods within them, the historical centre, known as Indre By, includes the neighbourhoods Centralværkstedet, the Latin Quarter and the areas around the Central Station and Aarhus Concert Hall. Districts and suburbs further out are Brabrand, Egå, Hasselager, Kolt, Rosenhøj, Skæring, Skåde, Stavtrup and Tranbjerg.
Statistics Denmark defines towns or cities as areas more than 200 residents in a continuous settlement with no more than 200 meters between residential structures. The city of Aarhus is the second largest urban area in Denmark, the port on the east coast of Jutland. In 2013 Beder and Malling was officially counted as an urban area for the first time. Towns in the municipality are generally considered satellites of Aarhus, population figures from Statistics Denmark,1
Lemvig, with a population of 6,966, is the main town in Lemvig Municipality, Denmark. Lemvig is a 750-year-old market town, and received its charter in 1545. One of the landmarks of Lemvig is the church from the 13th century. The old town is situated between the Limfjord, a lake and some hills, the nearby areas of natural beauty were shaped during the last Ice Age. The town is situated 10 kilometers from the North Sea 375 kilometers from Copenhagen, lemvigs economy is based on traditional sectors such as metal and furniture industry. Among the largest employers in the town are KK Electronics, Nilfisk-Advance and The Danish Coastal Directorate
Holstebro is the main town in Holstebro Municipality, Denmark. The town, bisected by the Storåen, has a population of 34,873, the town arose at a ford by the creek, and a bridge was erected. The name probably derives from holdested ved broen, Holstebro was first mentioned in a letter from Bishop Thyge of Ribe in 1274. A large fire in 1552 destroyed many of the old buildings. The town is a trading and cultural center in western Jutland, industries include the manufacture of processed food and machinery, wood and furniture and chemicals. Holstebro has a network of pedestrian walkways in the town centre either side of the River Storå. This area has a varied shopping environment, enhanced by outdoor sculptures and picturesque buildings, including the town church, the first sculpture purchased by Holstebro Municipality was Alberto Giacomettis sculpture Woman on the Cart purchased in 1966. Holstebro has a rich and varied cultural life, between 1997 and 2009 it hosted the internationally recognized ballet company Peter Schaufuss Ballet and the town still hosts the performance art theatre Odin Teatret.
Several museums, including the Holstebro Art Museum with its collection of Danish and international art. The town holds an annual festival, the Holstebro Festive Week. The Holstebro Hall, rebuilt in 1966, houses a music theatre, more than 100 cultural events occur here every year, and the hall is visited by more than 100,000 people annually. The Jutland Dragoon Regiment, which can trace its history back to 1679 in the times of King Christian V, has made Holstebro its home since 1953, the regiment is Holstebros largest place of work with more than 1,800 employees. Holstebro is served by Holstebro railway station and it is located on the Vejle-Holstebro and Esbjerg-Struer railway lines and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Fredericia and Skjern. Team Tvis Holstebro were founded in 1990 and play handball, representing Holstelbro in the mens Danish Handball League, the womens team has won the Womens European Handball Federation cup twice, in 2012–2013 and 2014–2015 and were runners up in 2010–2011.
The mens handball team won the Danish Handball Cup in 2008 and have finished third in the league three times, most recently in 2008. They achieved third place in the mens 2012–13 EHF Cup, both teams play at Gråkjær Arena, a 3,250 capacity hall which can be used for concerts. The arena is located to the north of the town centre, Holstebro Idrætspark, located to the north-east of the town centre, is a multi-use sports complex. A stadium on the site is home to Holstebro BK, the football club who play in the 4th tier of Danish football
Venstre, full name Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti, is a conservative-liberal and agrarian political party in Denmark. Founded as part of a movement against the landed aristocracy. Venstre is the party of the centre-right in Denmark. The party has produced many Prime Ministers, Denmarks current government is a minority government consisting of Venstre alone, supported by the other right wing parties. In the 2015 parliamentary elections, Venstre received 19. 5% of the vote and it is led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who took over as party leader and Prime Minister from Anders Fogh Rasmussen when the latter became Secretary General of NATO in 2009. The party is a member of Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals, one of Denmarks thirteen MEPs are from Venstre in the 2014-19 term of office, and they sit with the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. Venstre is categorised as centre-right on the political spectrum and it is a market liberal party within the Nordic agrarian tradition, and today is notably more pro-free market than its sister parties.
Some describe it as liberal, since its leader from 1998 to 2009. His book advocated a reform of the Danish welfare state along classical liberal lines, including lower taxes and less government interference in corporate. Since the elections in 2001, Venstre has enacted a tax stop in order to halt the growth in taxes seen during the previous eight years under the Social Democrats. This tax stop has been under fire from the parties on the left wing of Danish politics, allegedly for being asocial. Venstre, or the Left in English, was founded in 1870 under the name Det Forenede Venstre and it was formed through the merger of three parliamentary factions, all of whom had identified as leftist in the context of the time. From 1895 to 1910 it was known as Venstrereformpartiet, and after that simply as Venstre, Venstre was traditionally a party advocating free trade and farmers interests as opposed to the interests of the aristocracy which were the platform of the conservative party, Højre. This traditional landed basis resulted in a decline in influence due to the rapidly accelerating urbanisation of Danish society.
Starting in the 1880s, the party began expanding into urban regions as well, after the 1960s these developments reoriented Venstre from a classical liberal party to conservative liberalism. During the leadership of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the party turned further to the right, the name has, its historical explanation. At the time of its foundation, Venstre affirmed progressive ideas in the Danish parliament and their opponents, Højre, the forerunner of the present-day Conservative Peoples Party, advocated for established interests, particularly the Church of Denmark and the landed gentry. In current Danish politics there is a distinction between the concepts of Venstre and venstrefløj
Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of 7,468. It is located in Syddjurs municipality in Region Midtjylland on the larger Djursland peninsula of Jutland, Ebeltoft is known for its old town center with cobble-stoned streets and centuries-old half-timbered houses. Plans for the conservation of this environment, was initiated in the 1960s by the city council. Ebeltoft and the countryside is one of the tourist centres of Denmark, with many summer houses and rentals, a marina. In spite of its small size, Ebeltoft is quite lively, especially in the summer season. The population soars in June and August - but all year round and this is due to the Danish phenomenon of summer houses, most are made of wood but often quite luxurious, and there are several thousand in this area. The town is, generally speaking, well-to-do, quite a few people work in the city of Aarhus, which is only 50 km away by road and so within commuting distance. The Aarhus Airport is just 15 km by road to the north, Ebeltoft itself offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment.
However, the town is popular with artisans, such as workers, painters. The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, which shows contemporary art from all over the world, was established in 1985 by Ebeltoft glass artists Finn Lynggaard and his wife. The many general stores and supermarkets - as well as hotels, around Ebeltoft lies small towns such as Fuglsø and Knebel on the Mols Peninsula. Just south of the town is the resort of Øer. In 2009 the large Mols Bjerge National Park was inaugurated and it includes the town of Ebeltoft, djurs Sommerland - outdoor amusement park Randers Tropical Zoo Kattegatcentret – aquarium, sharks, seals Fjord- og Kystcentret/ Visit Center at Randers Fjord – exhibitions, guided tours, etc. Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling – The Engine Collection, Scandinavia’s largest stationary engine collection Landbrugsmuseet, estrup/ The Agriculture Museum at Gl. Estrup - agricultural museum including extensive gardens with vegetables and crops Herregårdsmuseet Gl
Holstebro Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 801.55 km², and has a population of 57,411, Østerby, a member of the Social Democratic party. The main town and the site of its council is the town of Holstebro. On January 1,2007 Holstebro municipality was, due to Kommunalreformen, merged with existing Ulfborg-Vemb, the town, lying on both sides of Storåen, has a population of 34,241. It is a member of the Douzelage twinning ring of towns
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the centre of Denmark,187 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometres north of Hamburg. The inner urban area contains 264,716 inhabitants and the population is 330,639. Aarhus is the city in the East Jutland metropolitan area. The history of Aarhus began as a fortified Viking settlement founded in the 8th century, the city was founded on the northern shores of a fjord at a natural harbour and the primary driver of growth was for centuries seaborne trade in agricultural products. Market town privileges were granted in 1441, but growth stagnated in the 17th century as the city suffered blockades, in the 19th century it was occupied twice by German troops during the Schleswig Wars but avoided destruction. As the industrial revolution took hold, the city grew to become the second-largest in the country by the 20th century, today Aarhus is at the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest centre for trade and industry in Jutland.
The city ranks as the 92nd largest city in the European Union and it is a top 100 conference city in the world. Aarhus is the industrial port of the country in terms of container handling. Major Danish companies have based their headquarters here and people commute for work and it is a centre for research and education in the Nordic countries and home to Aarhus University, Scandinavias largest university, including Aarhus University Hospital and INCUBA Science Park. Aarhus is notable for its musical history, in the 1950s many jazz clubs sprang up around the city, fuelled by the young population. By the 1960s, the music scene diversified into rock and other genres, in the 1970s and 1980s, Aarhus became the centre for Denmarks rock music fostering many iconic bands such as TV-2 and Gnags. Aarhus is home to the annual eight-day Aarhus International Jazz Festival, the SPoT Festival, in 2017 Aarhus are European Capital of Culture. In Valdemars Census Book the city was called Arus, and in Icelandic it was known as Aros and it is a compound of the two words ār, genitive of ā, and ōss.
The name originates from the location around the mouth of Aarhus Å. The spelling Aarhus is first found in 1406 and gradually became the norm in the 17th century, aarhus/Århus spelling With the Danish spelling reform of 1948, Aa was changed to Å. Some Danish cities resisted the new spelling of their names, notably Aalborg, Århus city council explicitly embraced the new spelling, as it was thought to enhance an image of progressiveness. In 2010, the city voted to change the name from Århus to Aarhus in order to strengthen the international profile of the city
Randers is a city in Randers Municipality, Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. It is Denmarks sixth-largest city, with a population of 61,163, Randers is the municipalitys main town and the site of its municipal council. The municipality is a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area, by road it is 38.5 kilometres north of Aarhus,43.8 kilometres east of Viborg, and 224 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen. Randers became a market town in medieval times, and many of its 15th-century half-timbered houses remain today, as does St Martins Church. Trade by sea was facilitated through the Gudenå River, entering Randers Fjord, most of the larger historic industries in Randers are gone today. From 1970, the population saw a decline from a peak of 58.500 citizens, the main tourist attraction is Randers Tropical Zoo thanks to its artificial rainforest, the largest in Northern Europe, its 350 varieties of plant and over 175 species of animals. The citys football team, Randers FC, play their homes games at the AutoC Park Randers, and are in Denmarks first league, the Superligaen.
The town is home to Randers rugby union club and Jutland RLFC, a rugby league team, as well as Randers Cimbria. The oldest forms of the name appear on coins minted from the times of King George until those of Svend Grathe. The coins bear the names Ranrosia, Radrusia, ancient written records include the Latin Randrusium, Icelandic Randrosi, and Rondrus, Randrøs. Other early forms provide Randersborg and Randershusen, the name appears to stem from Rand and Aros and probably means town on the hillside by the river mouth. The modern form Randers was first came into use at the end of the 17th century, Randers was formally established around the 12th century, but traces of activity date back to Viking times. Canute IV of Denmark, known as Canute the Saint and Canute the Holy, the peasants of Randers who rose up against him and his plans to attack England and its ruler, William the Conqueror, assembled in this town. Their uprising led to the death of Canute, a chronicle written at Essenbæk Abbey tells of a fire that ravaged the city.
The city was destroyed and rebuilt three times in the 13th century, in 1246, it was burned down by Abel of Denmarks troops during the civil uprising against Eric IV of Denmark. This action led to insurrection against the Germans. Ebbesen died in a battle at Skanderborg Castle in December 1340. A statue to Ebbesen stands in front of Randers Town Hall today, when King Valdemar IV of Denmark tried to assemble a government in 1350 after the mortgaging to the Holsteiners, the town was further reinforced with protection, and was often named as Randershus
Lemvig is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 516.63 km², and has a population of 20,657 and its mayor is Erik Flyvholm, a member of the Venstre political party. The main town and the site of its council is the town of Lemvig. The town has a population of 6,966, the current municipality was enlarged on January 1,2007 as the result of Kommunalreformen when the former Thyborøn-Harboøre municipality was merged into the existing Lemvig municipality. A significant part of its border is defined by the waters of Bøvling Fjord, Indfjorden. A string of islands define the western perimeter of the south of the municipality, some of these islands belong to the municipality. These waters at the southern border, encompassing the three fjords, plus Fejsted Kog is a national park. The Lem Cove leads into the town of Lemvig from Nissum Bredning, lake Ferring lies north of the town of Ferring.000.000.000. In a small park at the edge of the town you find the sun,1.4 metres in diameter, the other planets follow along a path far out of town, represented as small bronze balls on granite pedestals.
The outer planet, Pluto, is nearly 5 kilometres away from the sun, the trail is part of the Lemvig Museum
Skive is a town in Skive municipality in Region Midtjylland at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. It is the main town and the site of its municipal council. The town of Skive is located at the mouth of the Karup River, Skive has a population of 20,505. 14th century Spøttrup Castle underwent extensive repairs in the 1940s, and opened as a museum, Skive Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Danish architect Leopold Teschl, who designed the Skive Historical Museum. The Art Museum houses a collection of modern Danish art. The collection has works by artists, including Christen Dalsgaard. The Museum has a polar bear, which was donated to Skive by the friendship city of Scoresbysund in Greenland. The Fur Museum is on the island of Fur, part of the Skive municipality and it features exhibits relating to the island, particularly fossils. The Four Boxes Gallery is located in the grounds of the Krabbesholm Højskole, the Mønsted Limestone Caves south-west of Skive are run by Denmarks nature-preservation group, Skov- og Naturstyrelse.
As well as being a tourist attraction, the caves are used as a place to age cheese, in winter, the caves are home to 10,000 bats. In Skive, all the roundabouts have been decorated with pieces of art known as the 11 Stars, common amenities, such as supermarkets, shops, a bowling alley and hotels, are all to be found in the town centre. Skive Airport Skive is served by Skive railway station and it is located on the Langå-Struer railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Aarhus and Struer. S. Football team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, municipalitys official website The new Skive municipalitys official website The 11 Stars of Skive. Art in traffic Skive Skive Folkeblad - City Local Newspaper Skive tourism bureau Spøttrup Castle Skive Art Museum Mønsted Limestone Caves
Hadsten is a city in central Denmark with a population of 8,028, and is the largest city in Favrskov Municipality, located in Region Midtjylland in Central Jutland. Until 1 January 2007 it was the site of the council of the now former Hadsten municipality. Other names for Hadsten are, Hadsten Stationsby, Khadsten or Хадстен, Hadsten has many educational institutions, including a technical school and folk high school. Hadsten is famous for having one of the largest model railways in Europe, besides that, Hadsten have the shortest pedestrian street in Europe. Pronunciation of the name has often been the subject of discussion, since locals pronounce the name with a silent d. Archaeological digs around the city have shown that people have lived in Lilleådalen as far back as 2,000 BC in the Nordic Stone Age. The excavation at the mill, which became known as Hadsten Mølle, have revealed the remains of an even older water mill from around the 1190s in the early High Middle Ages. The present mill originates from the 1400s during the Clausholm Castle era, the water level this river at that time has stood 2–3 meters higher than it is today - which is why the valley was marked by lakes.
The modern city was founded on 3 September 1862, when the Den østjyske længdebane was opened, in 2012, the city celebrated its 150th anniversary, with a visit by Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife, Crown Princess of Denmark. The city was at the plant of the East Jutland stretch of railway line, this date is seen as the citys founding. In September 2012 celebrated its 150th anniversary with the visit of Crown Prince Frederik, Denmark is located at 56. 3282° latitude and 10. 0493° longitude. Hadsten’s average elevation above sea level is 44 meters, Hadsten Stationsby, current center of the city. Neder- and Over Hadsten, original villages, now integrated into the city, original village, now integrated into the city. The following cities were twinned with Hadsten, Saarijärvi, Western Finland, Finland It is the place of Birth of Derby County and former Denmark international soccer player, one of the most advanced buildings in Denmark is in Hadsten. The building functions as a café, library and auditorium