Herning Municipality is a municipality (Danish
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, kommune) in Region Midtjylland
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on the Jutland
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peninsula in western Denmark
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. The municipality covers an area of 1,336 km² and a total population of 84,208 (2008). Its mayor is Lars Krarup, a member of the Venstre
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(Liberal Party) political party
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The main town and the site of its municipal council is the Town of Herning
Herning Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,336 km² and a total population of 84,208...
HistoryOn January 1, 2007, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007),] Herning municipality was merged with former Aulum-Haderup
Until January 1, 2007, Aulum-Haderup was a municipality in Ringkjøbing County on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 247 km², and had a total population of 6,730...
Trehøje was a municipality in Ringkjøbing County on the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 296 km², and had a total population of 9,929...
, and Aaskov municipalities to form the new Herning municipality.
The city of HerningThe city of Herning has a population of 44,437 (January 1, 2006). The town has grown rapidly in the 150 years: in 1840 the total population of the village of Herning was just 21.
- Gudmund HattGudmund HattProfessor Aage Gudmund Hatt was a Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer. He was a professor of cultural geography at the University of Copenhagen from 1929 through 1947...
(1884 - 1960), Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer, born in Vildbjerg