Struer Municipality

Struer Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Mid Jutland Region on the Jutland Peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Venø, and it covers an area of 245.90 km². It has a total population of 21,576 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Niels Viggo Lynghøj, a member of the Social Democrats party.[1] The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Struer.

Struer Municipality

Struer Kommune
Location of Struer municipality
Struer Municipality
Struer [upper left] is west of Randers and north of Holstebro, on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.
Coordinates: 56°29′N 8°37′E
Country Denmark
RegionMid Jutland Region

The 472 meter long Oddesund Bridge (Oddesundbro) connects the municipality at the town of Oddesund Syd to the town of Oddesund Nord in Thyholm Municipality on Vendsyssel-Thy. Ferry service connects the municipality to the island of Venø every 20 minutes from Kleppen, 5 km northwest of the town of Struer.

Denmark's smallest church, built ca. 1600, is located on the island of Venø. The island has a population of approx. 160, of which most work on the mainland. The island is 7.5 km long and 1.5 km at its widest point.

On January 1, 2007 Struer municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Thyholm municipality to form an enlarged Struer municipality.[2]

The city of Struer

Notable people of the municipality

Sister cities


  1. Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  2. Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. The Danish Folk High School and Its Reception in the United States: 1870s-1930s (Harold W. Stubblefield and Patrick Keane. Jossey-Bass Publishers. 1994)
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