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East Jutland Metropolitan Area
 - Metropol 9,997 km²
Population (2009-01-01)
 - Metropolitan Area 1.228.398
 - Density (Metro) 123 km²
East Jutland metropolitan area ( ) is a geographic term for an area in Jutland, Denmarkmarker.

The term denotes a functional coherent urban area linked by both infrastructure and labour across municipal boundaries. With more than 1.2 million people living in the area it represents approximately 23% of the population of Denmark and is the second largest coherent urban area after the Copenhagen metropolitan area.

The area is sufficiently small to be flexible. However, at the same time it has the critical mass to achieve international visibility in Aarhusmarker as the driving force. Aarhus has been described as a city with weak signs of status as a World city, in line with cities like Antwerpmarker, Dresdenmarker, Glasgowmarker, Marseillemarker, Saint Petersburgmarker and Turinmarker.

The area consists of 17 municipalities (see below) which have been invited by the national government to find common ground for cooperation.

East Jutland is by far the area in Denmark with the fastest growing population, about 10,000 per year.

1 January 2007-08 population increased by 10,428.

1 January 2008-09 population increased by 11,082.

The East Jutland metropolitan covers a comparatively large area of 9,997 km², slightly larger than the Greater Oslo Region (8.900 km²), but small compared to some other metropolitan areas such as the Hamburg Metropolitan Regionmarker (19,000 km²), the Greater Los Angeles Area (87,940 km²) and the Phoenix metropolitan area (37,744 km²).Oklahoma Citymarker Metropolitan area (16,500 km²), and a population of 1,2 mio.



There are two primary commercial international airports serving the area:


The area has several motorways but the European route E45 is the motorway that goes from the south to the north and is more or less responsible for the growth in the area; it is along this motorway that the East Jutland metropolitan area is growing.


Football is the most popular spectator sport in Denmark and East Jutland metropolitan area has 5 teams contesting the Danish football championship in the Danish Superliga (there are 12 clubs in the league in all):

Handball is one of the most popular sports in Denmark with 5 out of 12 of the women's best league teams coming from the East Jutland metropolitan area:

And 4 of 14 in the mens best league:

East Jutland Metropolitan Area is also home to the current national champions in Icehockey SønderjyskE.

Also the area is home of one of the most famous Speedway stadiums in Vojens. It was home to Speedway Grand Prix of Denmark until 2002 where Parkenmarker took over.

Colleges and Universities

Amusement parks

Tivoli Friheden Aarhus
New development in the harbor area of Horsens.


The figures below are for the East Jutland metropolitan area as of 1 January 2009.
Municipality Population Area¹ Density²
Århus municipality 307.000 468 656
Vejle municipality 105.884 1,066 99
Randers municipalitymarker 94.421 800 118
Kolding municipalitymarker 88.518 605 146
Silkeborg municipalitymarker 88.016 864 102
Horsens municipality 81.565 542 150
Skanderborg municipalitymarker 56.636 436 129
Haderslev municipality 56.508 701 81
Fredericia municipality 49.690 134 370
Favrskov municipality 46.242 539 85
Hedensted municipality 45.954 551 83
Vejen municipality 42.807 814 53
Syddjurs municipality 41.314 696 60
Norddjurs municipality 38.390 721 53
Middelfart municipality 37.625 299 126
Billund municipality 26.235 536 49
Odder municipalitymarker 21.593 225 96
Total East jutland metropolitan area 1.228.398 9,997 123


Image:AarhusCityFromHarbor.jpg|AarhusmarkerImage:Randers regnskov.jpg|RandersImage:DGB2.jpg|Outdoor museum The old town Aarhus

See also


  1. "Danish Befolkningsforhold i Østjylland, Miljøministeriet, august 2008
  2. "Danish Vision Østjylland", Miljøministeriet, 20. august 2008
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