Viborg municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,421.04 km², has a population of 94,622. Søren Pape Poulsen was chosen as mayor again for a second term of office 2014-17, but before the first year of his second term had passed, he accepted an offer to become chairman of his party, a new mayor had to be chosen among the municipal council members, its mayor from 3 September 2014 is Torsten Nielsen a member of the Conservative People's Party. He is mayor in the rest of the 2014-17 term of office; the main city and the site of its municipal council is the city of Viborg. On 1 January 2007 Viborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen, merged with Bjerringbro, Karup, Møldrup, Tjele municipalities to form an enlarged Viborg municipality; the municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016. Viborg has a twin city in each of the Nordic countries, as well as in other world regions.
Porvoo, Finland Dalvík, Iceland Greifswald, Germany Hamar, Norway Kecskemét, Hungary León, Nicaragua Lund Municipality, Sweden Nevers, France Zabrze, Poland World Map at Lake Klejtrup Municipality's official website Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Searchable/printable municipal maps: Krak mapsearch
Regions of Denmark
The five Regions of Denmark were created as administrative entities at a level above the municipalities and below the central government in the public sector as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, when the 13 counties were abolished. At the same time, the number of municipalities was cut from 270 to 98; each region is governed by a popularly elected regional council with 41 members, from whom the regional chairman is chosen. The main responsibility of the regions is healthcare. Lesser powers of the regions include public transport, environmental planning, soil pollution management and some coordination of secondary education. In contrast to the former counties, the regions do not have municipal powers. Regions cannot levy taxes, but are financed by block grants from a tax levied by the central government until 2018 and by taxes collected by their constituent municipalities. Regions cannot decide their budgets independently, but must use the block grant for the purposes that are specified by the state.
As they are not municipalities, regions are not allowed to have coat of arms, but they do have modern logos. The small archipelago of Ertholmene to the northeast of Bornholm is not part of any region or municipality, its inhabitants do not pay municipal taxes, nor did they pay the central government's health care contribution tax or the tax levied by counties prior to 2007. The representative organisation Danske Regioner was set up on 23 March 2006, it is an advocacy and lobbying organisation speaking on behalf of all of the regions, including negotiating labour contracts, etc. The organization maintains an office in Brussels; as a central representation of the Danish healthcare system it has rather large, although unofficial, powers. Its equivalent before 2006 was the organisation of county representations. 1 The regions themselves use English names that are not a verbatim rendering of the Danish name.2 Area and population figures do not add up. Land area: 42,394 km². Inland water area: 500 to 700 km².
Ertholmene included in totals. Statistikbanken.dk/FOLK1A. Like their geographical areas, the names of several regions are neologisms; the term Syddanmark was known before the reform, but not in the present meaning. It was sometimes used to refer to Denmark proper as opposed to the North Atlantic parts of the Danish realm, the Faroe Islands and Greenland; the term Midtjylland was, in common use still is, used to describe the interior centre of Jutland, but never the coastal areas of the peninsula. The Regions of North Jutland and Central Jutland have chosen to market themselves internationally under the names of North Denmark Region and Central Denmark Region although in Denmark these geographical terms have no traditional use and may be confusing; the government most uses the Danish names in English-language publications or directly translated English names. Speaking, there is no authority defining the correct English names since the official names are stipulated in a law existing only in a Danish version.
Note: Numbers for the year 2006 are pro forma to be a reference, an example, to compare regions and changes in population numbers when the economy was expanding, growing, as opposed to when it was contracting. Health sector, including hospitals and health insurance, general practitioners and specialists. Health insurance for basic dental care. Regional development concerning nature and the environment, private sector economy, employment and culture, outlying areas and rural area development. Administrative assistance for private sector growth fora. Ground pollution surveillance and cleanup. Raw material mapping and planning. Permission for extraction, i.e. gravel pits. Social and educational institutions for people with special needs. Public transportation; the most important area of responsibility for the new regions is the public health service, accounting for 90% of the regions' expenditure. They are responsible for employment policies and public mass transit. However, in eastern Denmark the regions and 45 out of 46 municipalities share one employment region and transit is handled by a single transport agency, Movia.
Bornholm Regional Municipality because of its remote location in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and the westernmost part of Poland is its own employment region and is a 100% owner of its own mass transit agency, BAT, Bornholms Amts Trafikselskab until the island's county was abolished on 1 January 2003. Bornholm performs other tasks that are carried out by the regions in the rest of Denmark - thus the name Bornholm Regional Municipality: Bornholm in some respects forms a region by itself. From 1 January 2016 Ærø Municipality is responsible for public mass transit in the municipality. From 1 January 2018 Fanø Municipality will be the sole provider of public mass transit on the island of Fanø taking over the responsibilities from the Region of Southern Denmark; the regions own all public hospitals in their areas and control the primary care sector through contracts with general physicians and specialists. The name of the region is used on hospitals' letterheads and on doctors' and nurses' white coats.
Four of the regions have a university hospital, corresponding with the four medical faculties of Denmark. The Region of Zealand lacks a medical faculty but has in 2016 renamed its hospitals in Roskilde and Køge, close to Copenhagen, as university hospitals and will collaborate with the medical facul
Forssa is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the centre of a triangle defined by the three largest major cities in Finland, in the Tavastia Proper region; the town has a population of 17,021 and covers an area of 253.38 square kilometres of which 4.61 km2 is water. The population density is 68.42 inhabitants per square kilometre. Forssa is known for its annual big events like in the first weekend of August held Holjat Festival as well as car enthusiasts get together in Pick-Nick, the biggest event in Northern Europe. A tradition is annual Suvi-ilta Maraton - the second biggest marathon event in Finland. Suvi-ilta Maraton takes place a weekend before Midsummer. There is a popular harness racing track in Forssa; the name Forssa comes from the Swedish word "fors". The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Forssa is twinned with: Södertälje, Sweden Sarpsborg, Norway Struer, Denmark Serpukhov, Russia Gödöllő, Hungary Sault Ste. Marie, Canada Aarne Ervi Pentti Niinivuori Kalevi Aho Mika Helkearo Miia Nuutila Jonna Tervomaa Johanna Paasikangas-Tella Tuukka Kotti Kirsi Perälä Jussi Heikkilä Sanni Grahn-Laasonen Media related to Forssa at Wikimedia Commons Town of Forssa – Official website
Venø is a small Danish island located in Limfjorden in the north of Jutland, 3 kilometres north of Struer. It has a maximum width of 1.5 kilometres. With an area of 6.5 square kilometres, it has a population of 204 as of 1 January 2015. Since 1958, there has been a ferry service from Venø Odde, the island's most southerly point, over the narrow sound to Kleppen. Venø's highest point, Forstov Bakke, has cliffs to the west; the island is a popular holiday destination with camping facilities. The only village is Venø By in the centre of the island and has Denmark's smallest church as well as a small fishing harbour, suitable for pleasure boats; the church is difficult to date but it was built around the time of the Reformation, making it the oldest building on the island. According to tradition, it is the smallest church in Denmark measuring only 9.8 by 4.2 metres. The low ceiling and the limited seating capacity reinforce this impression; the church is built of fieldstone while brick has been used for the corners and extensions.
There is no tower. Most of the island's inhabitants work on the mainland but some still farm the land or are fishermen; the island has an exciting network of paths allowing for interesting walks with views over the Limfjord. Many varieties of land and sea birds frequent the island but the nature reserve around Nørskovvig is closed during the breeding season from 1 April to 15 July; the village inn, Venø Kro, has a cosy atmosphere while the island's summerhouses and camping sites offer accommodation. The sandy beaches around the island are suitable for children. Limfjord List of islands of Denmark
Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy; the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660.
It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and human development; the country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.
The etymology of the word Denmark, the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as one kingdom, is a subject which attracts debate. This is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most handbooks derive the first part of the word, the name of the people, from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the -mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth; the larger stone of the two is popularly cited as Denmark's "baptismal certificate", though both use the word "Denmark", in the form of accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone.
The inhabitants of Denmark are there called "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological findings in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron; the tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.
Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal J
North Jutlandic Island
The North Jutlandic Island, Vendsyssel-Thy, or Jutland north of the Limfjord are lesser-used names for the northernmost part of Denmark and of Jutland. It is more common to refer to the three traditional districts Vendsyssel and Thy; the area was not surrounded by water until a storm in February 1825, which caused a connection between the North Sea and the fjord Limfjorden. Hence it is traditionally regarded as a part of Jutland rather than an island. Geographically, it is the second largest island of Denmark after Zealand with a population of 296,700 on 1 January 2014. Danes refer to the area as a whole, but more to the three constituent districts or to North Jutland; the adjectives nordenfjords and søndenfjords are used, meaning north and south of the Fjord, respectively. The names can all be considered ad hoc creations, as a traditional name for the island as a geographical unity is lacking; the island has six fixed transport links to the mainland and is therefore not so separated transport-wise.
There are two car ferry connections. The North Jutlandic Island was a tied island, connected to the Jutland Peninsula by the narrow sand tombolo of Agger Tange between c. 1200 and 1825. The area became an island again on 3 February 1825, when the North Sea broke through the Agger Tange in its far southwest, cutting off the area from mainland Jutland and creating the Agger Channel; the current separator is the Thyborøn Channel, created further south by a flood in 1862. The original Agger Channel filled up with sand in 1877; the syssel was a medieval sub-division, regarded as the oldest administrative unity in Denmark, existing since prehistoric times. The North Jutlandic Island was divided into two of these and Vendsyssel; the North Jutlandic Island consists of these three traditional regions: Vendsyssel, the largest part to the east and north, the lesser part to the west, Hanherrederne or Hanherred, the central isthmus connecting Vendsyssel and Thy. Since 1 January 2007, when the Danish municipal reform took effect, these areas along with Himmerland and the islands of Mors and Læsø have constituted the North Jutland Region, being the smallest of Denmark's five regions by population.
Ecclesiastically, the North Jutlandic Island is the core of the Diocese of Aalborg. In traditional terms, the westernmost part of the island, Thy, is considered part of Northern and Western Jutland simultaneously; the term North West Jutland refers to Thy and the parts of mainland Jutland bordering the western Limfjord, such as the peninsula of Salling and around the towns of Struer and Lemvig. Area: 4,685 km² Population: 296,700 Vendsyssel Hanherred Thy Traditional districts of Denmark List of islands of Denmark Media related to Nørrejyske Ø at Wikimedia Commons
Randers Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 748.21 km², has a population of 96,559. Its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is a member of Venstre; the main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Randers. The municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016. The Guden River, Denmark's longest river, runs from Randers Fjord in Nørhald municipality to the east, through the city of Randers, splits in two ca. 5 kilometers west of the central city. The northern tributary is called Nørreå, it continues westward, defining part of the boundary between Århus and Viborg Counties, terminates at Vedsø near the town of Rindsholm in Viborg municipality; the 160 kilometer long Guden River continues to Tinnet Krat in Vejle County. The city's nearly 3 kilometer long Guden River Park stretches along the river's banks in the center of the town.
On 1 January 2007 Randers municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen, merged with existing Nørhald, a portion of each of the following municipalities— Langå, Sønderhald, Mariager— to form an enlarged Randers municipality. The municipality is composed by the city of Randers and 31 villages: Emmelie de Forest and the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Henrik Pontoppidan, Nobel Prize laureate Former Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag was born and raised in Randers in 1914, lived there until 1932, he was the city's representative in Parliament during most of his active Parliament career. He represented the Social Democrats political party. Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Searchable/printable municipal maps: Krak mapsearch Municipality's official website Randers tourism bureau¨