Randers Municipality

Randers Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 748.21 km², and has a population of 96,559 (1 April 2014). Its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Claus Omann Jensen, a member of Venstre. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Randers.

Randers Municipality

Randers Kommune
Municipalities of Denmark
The old Town Hall on the square in Randers with statue of Niels Ebbesen in front
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Midtjylland
SeatRanders
Government
  MayorClaus Omann Jensen
Area
  Total748.21 km2 (288.89 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
  Total96,559
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

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]

Overview

The Guden River (Gudenå), Denmark's longest river, runs from Randers Fjord in Nørhald municipality to the east, through the city of Randers, and splits in two ca. 5 kilometers west of the central city. The northern tributary is called Nørreå ("Northern River"), and it continues westward, defining part of the boundary between Århus and Viborg Counties, and terminates at Vedsø ("Lake Ved") near the town of Rindsholm in Viborg municipality. The 160 kilometer long Guden River continues to Tinnet Krat in Vejle County.

The city's nearly 3 kilometer long Guden River Park (Gudenåparken) stretches along the river's banks in the center of the town.

History

On 1 January 2007 Randers municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Nørhald, Purhus, and a portion of each of the following municipalities— Langå, Sønderhald, and Mariager— to form an enlarged Randers municipality.

Subdivisions

The municipality is composed by the city of Randers and 31 villages:

NrPlacePopulation (2011)[3]
1Randers60,656
2Assentoft3,262
3Langå2,871
4Spentrup2,458
5Stevnstrup1,861
6Øster Bjerregrav1,082
7Fårup1,029
8Harridslev996
9Øster Tørslev926
10Havndal884
11Gjerlev650
12Mejlby638
13Asferg608
14Mellerup590
15Uggelhuse454
16Gassum433
17Hald391
18Råsted324
19Værum297
20Hørning292
21Albæk286
22Ålum283
23Dalbyover280
24Udbyhøj Vasehuse252
25Gimming251
26Tånum242
27Helstrup227
28Tvede226
29Linde224
30Lem221
31Sønderbæk206
32Enslev202

Notable residents

Sources

References

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

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