Herning Municipality

Herning Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,322.87 km2 (510.76 sq mi) and has a population of 86,813 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Lars Krarup, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Herning Municipality

Herning Kommune
Municipalities of Denmark
RegionRegion Midtjylland
  MayorLars Krarup
  Total1,322.87 km2 (510.76 sq mi)
 (1 April 2014)
  Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the Town of Herning.


On January 1, 2007, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), Herning municipality was merged with former Aulum-Haderup, Trehøje, and Aaskov municipalities to form the new Herning municipality.

The city of Herning

The 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.

Notable people

  • Gudmund Hatt (1884 - 1960), Danish archaeologist and cultural geographer, born in Vildbjerg parish municipality, which joined with other parish municipalities in 1970 to create Trehøje Municipality.


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