Silkeborg Municipality
Silkeborg Kommune (Danish)
Coat of arms of Silkeborg Municipality
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°10′42″N 9°33′05″E / 56.1783°N 9.5514°E / 56.1783; 9.5514
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark
Established1 January 2007
Government
 • MayorHelle Gade
Area
 • Total857 km2 (331 sq mi)
Population
 (1. January 2024)[1]
 • Total100,747
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.silkeborg.dk Edit this at Wikidata

Silkeborg Municipality (Danish: Silkeborg Kommune) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 857.16 km2, and has a population of 100,747 (1. January 2024). Its mayor is Steen Vindum, of the party Venstre. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Silkeborg.

On 1 January 2007 Silkeborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Gjern, Kjellerup, and Them municipalities to form the new Silkeborg municipality.

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.[2][3]

Locations

Silkeborg 47,000
Kjellerup 5,100
Sejs-Svejbæk 4,300
Virklund 3,507
Them 2,300
Ans 1,900
Voel 1,600
Bryrup 1,500
Gjern 1,500
Fårvang 1,400

The town of Silkeborg

Hjejlen ("The Golden Plover") is an historic steamboat that sails from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget.

Main article: Silkeborg

The town is of Silkeborg is divided north and south by the lake, Silkeborg Langsø, which at the eastern side of the town, resolves into the Guden River (Gudenaa). Silkeborg was the home town of COBRA painter Asger Jorn, and has several interesting art museums and exhibitions, including Museum Jorn, Silkeborg with its large Asger Jorn collection.

Politics

Municipal council

Silkeborg's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years.

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F I K O V Ø Å
2005 11 1 2 3 1 1 12 31 71.8% Jens Erik Jørgensen (C)
2009 10 3 6 2 10 68.6% Hanne Bæk Olsen (A)
2013 9 1 2 2 1 3 11 2 76.3% Steen Vindum (V)
2017 10 1 1 2 1 2 11 2 1 74.7%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

References

  1. ^ BY2: Population 1. January by municipalities The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "What is Business Region Aarhus". businessregionaarhus.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.

Sources

  1. ^ "Bs - Kommunefakta - Kommunale nøgletal for de danske kommuner". August 12, 2007. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007.
  2. ^ "Danmarkskort". October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Danmark". kort.krak.dk.