Vejle Municipality

Vejle Municipality (Danish: Vejle Kommune) is a municipality (kommune) in the Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in southeast Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,058.43 km2 (408.66 sq mi) (2013) (www.noegletal.dk], and has a population of 112,151 (1 April 2016). Its mayor is Arne Sigtenbjerggaard, a member of the liberal party Venstre. Vejle Municipality's offices are located in its largest population center, the city of Vejle.

Vejle Municipality

Vejle Kommune
Vejle as seen from the Vejle Fjord Bridge
SeatCity of Vejle
Government
  MayorArne Sigtenbjerggaard (Venstre)

In its current configuration, Vejle Municipality was formed under the Municipal Reform of 2007 (Kommunalreformen) by merging the previously existing Vejle Municipality with the neighboring municipalities of Børkop, Egtved, Give (except for properties in two parishes Lindeballe and Ringive occupied by Billund Airport, which became part of Billund Municipality), Jelling, as well as the parish of Grejs, which formerly belonged to the municipality of Tørring-Uldum.

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 central administration of the Region of Southern Denmark is in Vejle, located in the former Vejle County offices at Damhaven 12.

Largest cities and villages in Vejle Municipality[3]
RankNamePopulation (2015)
1Vejle53,975
2Børkop5,152
3Give4,516
4Jelling3,383
5Brejning2,855
6Egtved2,294
7Skibet2,103
8Bredsten1,706
9Ødsted1,463
10Thyregod1,374

Politics

Vejle's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has ten 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 B C F I O V Ø
2005 10 1 1 8 4 7 31 70.3% Leif Skov (A)
2009 8 1 2 5 4 11 66.0% Arne Sigtenbjerggaard (V)
2013 9 1 1 2 1 4 12 1 71.3%
2017 11 1 2 3 1 3 10 70.5% Jens Ejner Christensen (V)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable attractions

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. Danmarks Statistikbank
  4. Byråd og udvalg


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