Aalborg Municipality

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Aalborg Municipality is a municipality (Dens, kommune) in the North Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsulae in northren Denmark.[1] The municipality straddles the Limfjord, the waterwa which connects the North Sea an the Kattegat east-tae-wast, an which separates the main body o the Jutland peninsula frae the island o Vendsyssel-Thy north-tae-sooth. It haes a land aurie o 1,143.99 km², population 197,426 (2010)[2] and belongs to Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").

It is an aa the name o the municipality's main ceety Aalborg an the site o its municipal cooncil, as well as the name o a seaport.

The municipality an the ceety hae chosen tae retain the traditional spellin o the name as Aalborg, although the new spellin Ålborg is uised in ither contexts, such as Ålborg Bight (Ålborg Bugt), the body o water which lies tae the east o the Jutland peninsula.

Municipal reform o 2007[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 1 Januar 2007 Aalborg municipality joined wi the municipalities o Hals, Nibe, an Sejlflod tae form a new Aalborg municipality. The umwhile Aalborg municipality, includin the island o Egholm, covered an aurie o 560 km2 (220 sq mi), wi a total population o 192,353 (2005). Its last mayor wis Henning G. Jensen, a member o the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) poleetical pairty. The umwhile municipality wis bordered bi Sejlflod an Hals tae the east, Dronninglund an Brønderslev tae the north, Aabybro an Nibe tae the wast, an Støvring an Skørping tae the sooth. It belonged tae North Jutland Coonty.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Surroondins[eedit | eedit soorce]

The waters in the Limfjord splittin the municipality are cried Langerak tae the east an Gjøl Bredning tae the wast. The island o Egholm is locatit in Gjøl Bredning, an is connectit bi ferry tae the ceety of Aalborg at its soothren shore.

The aurie is typical for the north o Jutland. Tae the wast the Limfjord broadens intae an irregular lake (salt water), wi law, marshy shores an mony islands. Northwast is Store Vildmose ("Greater Wild bog"), a swamp whaur a mirage is sometimes seen in simmer. Sootheast lies the similar Lille Vildmose ("Lesser Wild bog"). Store Vildmose wis drained an fermed in the beginnin o the 20t century, an Lille Vildmose is nou the lairgest moor in Denmark.

Urban auries in Aalborg Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aalborg Ceety haes a total population at 123,432. The metropolitan aurie is a conurbation o the Aalborg urban aurie in Himmerland (102,312) an the Nørresundby urban aurie in Vendsyssel (21,120).

The lairgest urban auries in Aalborg Municipality[3]
Nr Urban aurie Population (2010)
1 Aalborg 102,312
2 Nørresundby 21,120
3 Svenstrup 6,675
4 Nibe 4,996
5 Vodskov 4,414
6 Klarup 4,075
7 Gistrup 3,550
8 Storvorde 3,274
9 Vestbjerg 2,651
10 Frejlev 2,601

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bridgwater, W. & Beatrice Aldrich. (1966) The Columbia-Viking Desk Encyclopedia. Columbia University. p. 11.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FOLK1: Population 1 January
  3. Danmarks Statistikbank