Gedved municipality
Until 1 January 2007, Gedved municipality was a municipality (Danish
Danish language
Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds the status of minority language...

, kommune) in Vejle County
Vejle County
Vejle Amt is a former county on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in southern Denmark. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it was divided between Region Midtjylland and Region of Southern Denmark...

 on the Jutland
Jutland , historically also called Cimbria, is the name of the peninsula that juts out in Northern Europe toward the rest of Scandinavia, forming the mainland part of Denmark. It has the North Sea to its west, Kattegat and Skagerrak to its north, the Baltic Sea to its east, and the Danish–German...

 peninsula in central Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

. The municipality covered an area of 151 km², and had a total population of 10,215 (2005). Its last mayor was Ejgil W. Rasmussen, a member of the Venstre
Venstre (Denmark)
VenstreThe party name is officially not translated into any other language, but is in English often referred to as the Liberal Party. Similar rules apply for the name of the party's youth wing Venstres Ungdom. , full name Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti , is the largest political party in Denmark...

 (Liberal Party) political party
Politics of Denmark
The Politics of Denmark takes place in a framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic, constitutional monarchy, in which the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system...

. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Gedved
Gedved is a small town with a population of 1,987 in Horsens municipality located between Skanderborg and Horsens in the middle eastern Jutland in Denmark's Region Midtjylland.In Gedved there is a college called VIA University College....


Gedved municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with existing Brædstrup
Brædstrup municipality
Until 1 January 2007, Brædstrup municipality was a municipality in Vejle County on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 8.728 . Its last mayor was Torkild Skifter, a member of the Venstre political party...

 (with the exception of Voerladegård Parish) and Horsens
Horsens municipality
Horsens municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Endelave, and covers an area of 542 km². It has a total population of 81,957 . Its mayor is Jan Trøjborg, a member of the Social...

 municipalities to form a new Horsens municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 542 km² and a total population of approx. 80,000 (2005) in Region Midtjylland
Region Midtjylland
Central Denmark Region or Central Jutland Region is an administrative region of Denmark established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger...


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