Randers Municipality


Randers Municipality
Randers Municipality (Randers Kommune)
Municipalities of Denmark
The old Town Hall on the square in Randers with statue of Niels Ebbesen in front
Country Denmark
Region Region Midtjylland
Seat Randers
Area 800.14 km2 (309 sq mi)
Population 94,750 (2010)
Mayor Henning Jensen Nyhuus (Socialdemokraterne)
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)
Website: Official website
Niels Ebbesen statue in front of the old Town Hall in Randers, Denmark.

Randers Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 793 km², and has a total population of 94,750 (2010). Its mayor is Henning Jensen Nyhuus, a member of the Social Democrats. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Randers.

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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 January 1, 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:

Nr Place Population (2011)[1]
1 Randers 60,656
2 Assentoft 3,262
3 Langå 2,871
4 Spentrup 2,458
5 Stevnstrup 1,861
6 Øster Bjerregrav 1,082
7 Fårup 1,029
8 Harridslev 996
9 Øster Tørslev 926
10 Havndal 884
11 Gjerlev 650
12 Mejlby 638
13 Asferg 608
14 Mellerup 590
15 Uggelhuse 454
16 Gassum 433
17 Hald 391
18 Råsted 324
19 Værum 297
20 Hørning 292
21 Albæk 286
22 Ålum 283
23 Dalbyover 280
24 Udbyhøj Vasehuse 252
25 Gimming 251
26 Tånum 242
27 Helstrup 227
28 Tvede 226
29 Linde 224
30 Lem 221
31 Sønderbæk 206
32 Enslev 202

Famous residents of the municipality

  • Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943), Nobel Prize laureate
  • Former Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag (1962-1968) was born and raised in Randers 1914, and lived there until 1932. He was the city's representative in Parliament (Folketinget) during most of his active Parliament career. He represented the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

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Coordinates: 56°27′35″N 10°02′10″E / 56.4597222222°N 10.0361111111°E / 56.4597222222; 10.0361111111


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