Vojens Municipality was a municipality (Danish
Danish language
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, kommune
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) in the former South Jutland County
South Jutland County
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 on the Jutland
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 peninsula in south Denmark
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. The municipality, which existed from 1970 to 2006, covered an area of 298 km², and had a total population of 16,792 (2005). Its last mayor was Nis Mikkelsen, a member of the Venstre
Venstre (Denmark)
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 (Liberal Party) political party
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The site of its municipal council was the town of Vojens
Vojens Municipality , was a municipality in the former South Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality, which existed from 1970 to 2006, covered an area of 298 km², and had a total population of 16,792...


The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parish
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  • Hammelev Parish
  • Jegerup Parish
  • Magstrup Parish
  • Nustrup Parish
  • Oksenvad Parish
  • Skrydstrup Parish
  • Sommersted Parish
  • Vedsted Parish
  • Vojens Parish

On January 1, 2007 Vojens municipality ceased to exist, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It merged with existing Gram
Gram municipality
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 and Haderslev
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 municipalities, as well as Bjerning, Hjerndrup, Fjelstrup and Bevtoft parishes of Christiansfeld
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municipality to form the new Haderslev municipality.

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