Skanderborg Municipality

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Location of Skanderborg municipality

Skanderborg Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark, just southwest of Aarhus. It has an area of 429.17 km², and has a population of 61,974 (1 January 2019).

Its mayor as of 1 April 2019 is Frands Fischer, representing the Social Democrats political party.

Skanderborg is the municipality's main town, and serves as the seat of the municipal council.

On 1 January 2007 Skanderborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Galten, Ry, and Hørning municipalities, along with Voerladegård Parish from Brædstrup municipality, to form the present, expanded "Skanderborg Municipality". The former municipality covered an area of 143.22 km², and had a population of 21,745 (2003). Its last mayor was Aleksander Aagaard, a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre political party.

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.[1][2]

Locations[edit]

Skanderborg 19,500
Galten 8,800
Hørning 8,200
Ry 6,600
Låsby 2,000
Gammel Rye 1,500
Virring 1,000
Stjær 980
Herskind 840

Geography[edit]

The municipality has two of Denmark's three highest natural points of terrain, namely Møllehøj at 170.86 metres (560.56 ft), and Ejer Bavnehøj at 170.35 metres (558.89 ft), in the southern part, southwest of the city of Skanderborg. Himmelbjerget at 147 metres (482.28 ft), is in the western part of the municipality, and Yding Skovhøj at 170.77 metres (560.27 ft), is in neighboring Horsens municipality, west of the other two highest points of natural terrain.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Skanderborg's municipal council consists of 29 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F O V Ø Å
2005 10 2 1 2 1 13 29 74.6% Jens Grønlund (V)
2009 11 1 1 4 1 11 70.8% Jørgen Gaarde (A)
2013 12 2 1 2 2 9 1 78.4%
2017 11 2 1 2 3 8 1 1 77.8%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is Business Region Aarhus". businessregionaarhus.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°02′N 9°55′E / 56.04°N 9.91°E / 56.04; 9.91