Viborg Municipality

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Location of Viborg municipality
Cathedral in Viborg, Denmark. ©2001 Hans Andersen.

Viborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,421.04 km2, and has a population of 94,622 (1 April 2014). 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, and a new mayor had to be chosen among the municipal council members. Its mayor from 3 September 2014 is Torsten Nielsen, also 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 ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Bjerringbro, Fjends, Karup, Møldrup, and 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.[1][2]


Viborg 41,000
Bjerringbro 7,400
Stoholm 2,500
Karup 2,200
Løgstrup 1,900
Frederiks 1,800
Skals 1,800
Rødkærsbro 1,700
Ørum 1,400
Møldrup 1,300


Municipal council[edit]

Viborg's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years.

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

Election Party Total
Turnout Elected
2005 14 1 2 1 1 2 10 31 71.6% Johannes Stensgaard (A)
2009 10 3 5 2 11 67.6% Søren Pape Poulsen (C)
2013 9 6 1 2 12 1 74.3% Torsten Nielsen (C)
2017 9 7 2 2 10 1 73.3% Ulrik Wilbek (V)
Data from 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin cities[edit]

Viborg has a twin city in each of the Nordic countries, as well as in other world regions.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]



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

Coordinates: 56°27′00″N 9°22′00″E / 56.45°N 9.36667°E / 56.45; 9.36667