Vejen Municipality

Vejen Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 817 km², and has a total population of 42,447 (2008). Its mayor is Egon Fræhr, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

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

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Vejen. One of the attractions of the area is the Vejen Art Museum.[3]

History

On January 1, 2007, Vejen municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Brørup, Holsted, and Rødding municipalities to form an enlarged Vejen municipality.

Villages in Vejen Municipality

  • Store Andst
  • Andst Stationsby
  • Askov
  • Bække
  • Gesten
  • Skodborg
  • Lindtrup
  • Føvling
  • Sønder Hygum
  • Foldingbro
  • Københoved

Politics

Vejen's municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees. [4]

Municipal council

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A C F I L O V Ø
2005 8 2 1 1 1 14 27 70.4% Egon Fræhr (V)
2009 8 4 2 2 11 67.2%
2013 6 4 1 1 3 12 72.5%
2017 8 4 1 1 2 10 1 71.9%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017


Sources

References

  1. "Vi er landets mest ambitiøse business region" [We are the country's most ambitious business region] (in Danish). trekantomraadet.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. "Vejen Kunstmuseum". Den Store Danske (in Danish). Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  4. Byråd og udvalg

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