Vesthimmerland Municipality

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Vesthimmerlands Municipality

Vesthimmerlands Kommune
Municipalities of Denmark
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Map DK Vesthimmerland.PNG
Coordinates: 56°48′07″N 9°31′23″E / 56.802°N 9.523°E / 56.802; 9.523Coordinates: 56°48′07″N 9°31′23″E / 56.802°N 9.523°E / 56.802; 9.523
CountryDenmark
RegionNorth Jutland Region
Current municipalityJanuary 1, 2007
SeatAars
Government
 • MayorPer Bach Laursen
Area
 • Total768.08 km2 (296.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total37,285
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
Websitehttp://www.vesthimmerland.dk/

Vesthimmerland Municipality or Vesthimmerlandøs Municipality is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in the North Jutland Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 768,08 km² (2013) and has a total population of 38,277 inhabitants (2008). The Municipality borders Jammerbugt Municipality to the south and to the east it borders Rebild and Aalborg Municipality and to the south it borderes Viborg Municipality and to the south-east it borders Mariagerfjord Municipality.

On 1 January 2007 Vesthimmerland municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the former municipalities of Aalestrup, Farsø, Løgstør, and Aars.

The municipal seat is the city of Aars, which also was the seat in the former Aars Municipality.

Four principal towns[edit]

The municipality's four principal towns (hovedbyer) are Aars, Farsø, Løgstør & Aalestrup, all of them were former municipal seats of their former municipalities.

Aars[edit]

Aars, the municipal seat of Vesthimmerland municipality and the largest town of Vesthimmerland municipality, is located to the east of the three other principal towns. Aars is/was a railway town and was the principal town of Aars Municipality. It has a population of 8,246.

Farsø[edit]

Farsø is a town with a population of 3,299 in Region Nordjylland in Denmark in the Vesthimmerland municipality. It is located west of Aars, south of Løgstør, and north-west of Aalestrup. Until 1 January 2007 Farsø was also a municipality in North Jutland County. The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 7,991.

Løgstør[edit]

Løgstør is a town with a population of 4,284 and the former seat of Løgstør municipality. It is located north-west of the other principal towns. The former municipality, including the island of Livø, covered an area of 218 km2 (84 sq mi), and had a total population of 10,270.

Aalestrup[edit]

Aalestrup is a town in Vesthimmerland municipality with a population of 2,729. It is the furthest south of all the four principal towns. Aalestrup School has 294 students. It was also a municipal seat until 2007.

Municipality's largest towns[edit]

The municipalitys biggest citys[1]
Nr City Inhabitant From/to

11-16

2006 2011 2016
1 Aars 7.457 8.010 8.116 +106
2 Løgstør 4.434 4.357 4.114 -243
3 Farsø 3.216 3.253 3.409 +156
4 Aalestrup 2.736 2.760 2.761 +1
5 Ranum 1.152 1.108 991 -117
6 Hornum 963 971 947 -24
7 Gedsted 1.013 930 870 -60
8 Hvalpsund 701 669 683 +14
9 Vester Hornum 533 566 567 +1
10 Overlade 525 515 457 -58
11 Strandby 328 309 -19
Municipality 37.871 37.867 37.296 -568

Mayors of Vesthhimmerland[edit]

Period Name Party
2007–2009 Jens Lauritzen Venstre
2010–2017 Knud Vældgaard Kristensen Det Konservative Folkeparti
2018–present Per Bach Laursen Venstre

Former municipalities[edit]

Aars Municipality[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 223 km², and had a total population of 13,284 (2005). Its latest mayor was Knud V. Christensen, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party.

Farsø Municipality[edit]

The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 7,991 (2005). Its last mayor was H. O. A. Kjeldsen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Løgstør Municipality[edit]

The municipality, including the island of Livø, covered an area of 218 km2 (84 sq mi), and had a total population of 10,270 (2005). Its last mayor was Jens Lauritzen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Aalestrup Municipality[edit]

The municipality covered an area of 176 km², and had a total population of 7,631 (2005). Its latest mayor was Rigmor Sandborg.

The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Aalestrup. The municipality was located on the eastern shores of the area known as Himmerland, a part of the Jutland peninsula; the western border of the municipality was partially defined by the waters of Lovn's Broadening (Lovns Bredning).

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Næstved's municipal council consists of 27 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 G L O V
2005 6 1 7 1 1 1 10 27 72.3% Jens Styrbæk Lauritzen (V)
2009 6 3 9 2 1 6 69.5% Knud Vældgaard Kristensen (C)
2013 4 1 10 4 2 6 73.8%
2017 7 7 2 1 2 8 72.3% Per Bach Laursen (V)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Famous people from Vesthimmerland[edit]

Not including people included on the Wiki pages for their own towns and villages elsewhere in the municipality

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danmarks Statistikbank
  2. ^ "Fakta om Vesthimmerlands Kommune". Vesthimmerland.dk.

External links[edit]