Horsens Municipality

Horsens municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) 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 524.21 km2. It has a population of 90,370 (1 April 2019). Its mayor is Peter Sørensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Horsens.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that combined the city of Horsens with a number of existing parishes:

  • Endelave Parish
  • Hansted Parish
  • Hatting Parish
  • Kloster Parish
  • Lundum Parish
  • Nebel Parish
  • Sønderbro Parish
  • Tamdrup Parish
  • Torsted Parish
  • Tyrsted Parish
  • Uth Parish
  • Vær Parish

On 1 January 2007 Horsens municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Brædstrup (except for Voerladegård Parish) and Gedved municipalities to form a new Horsens municipality.

The municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[1][2]


In the northern part of Horsens municipality near the town of Yding, the second highest natural point of terrain in Denmark, namely Yding Skovhøj at 170.77 metres (560.27 ft), is situated, immediately west of the highest and third-highest points of natural terrain in Skanderborg municipality.



  1. "What is Business Region Aarhus". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.


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