Vejen Municipality

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Vejen
Radhuspladsen, Vejen 1.jpg
Map DK Vejen.PNG
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°29′00″N9°09′00″E / 55.483333333333°N 9.15°E / 55.483333333333; 9.15 Coordinates: 55°29′00″N9°09′00″E / 55.483333333333°N 9.15°E / 55.483333333333; 9.15
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark
Established2007
Government
  MayorEgon Fræhr
Area
  Total817 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total42,869
  Density52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Website vejen.dk OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

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 42,742 (2020). Its mayor is Egon Fræhr, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

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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.

Locations in Vejen Municipality

Vejen 9,800
Brørup 4,500
Holsted 3,100
Rødding 2,600
Jels 2,000
Askov 1,900
Skodborg 1,300
Bække 1,000
Gesten 950
Store Andst 800

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.

ElectionPartyTotal
seats
TurnoutElected
mayor
A C F I L O V Ø
2005 82111142770.4% Egon Fræhr (V)
2009 84221167.2%
2013 641131272.5%
2017 8411210171.9%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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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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