Hedensted Kommune is a municipality
Municipalities of Denmark
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, kommune) in 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...
on the Jutland
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peninsula in central Denmark
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. Its seat and main town is Hedensted
Hedensted is a Danish town, seat of Hedensted Municipality, in Region Midtjylland. Its population, including its northern neighbouring town Løsning, is of 11,282. The municipality as a whole has a population of 45,982 .-History:...
OverviewThe municipality covers an area of 565 km² and has a total population of 45,954 (2009). Its mayor is Kirsten Terkilsen, a member of the liberal party
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...
Venstre. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Hedensted.
The municipality is also a part of the East Jutland metropolitan area
East Jutland metropolitan area
East Jutland metropolitan area is a geographic term for an area in Jutland, Denmark.The term denotes a functional coherent urban area linked by both infrastructure and labour across municipal boundaries...
whit 1,2 mio inhabitants.
On January 1, 2007, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), the former Juelsminde municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Juelsminde municipality was a municipality in Vejle County on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality included the island of Hjarnø, and covered an area of 240 km². It had a total population of 15,555 . Its last mayor was Peter Schmidt...
and most of Tørring-Uldum municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Tørring-Uldum municipality was a municipality in the former Vejle County on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 189 km², and had a total population of 12,519 . Its last mayor was Kirsten Terkelsen, a member of the Venstre political...
was merged into Hedensted municipality.