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Skanderborg Municipality is a municipality (Danish
Danish language
Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds the status of minority language...

, kommune
Municipalities of Denmark
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)
in Region Midtjylland
Region Midtjylland
Central Denmark Region or Central Jutland Region is an administrative region of Denmark established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger...

 on the Jutland
Jutland
Jutland , historically also called Cimbria, is the name of the peninsula that juts out in Northern Europe toward the rest of Scandinavia, forming the mainland part of Denmark. It has the North Sea to its west, Kattegat and Skagerrak to its north, the Baltic Sea to its east, and the Danish–German...

 peninsula in central Denmark
Denmark
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, just southwest of Aarhus
Aarhus
Aarhus or Århus is the second-largest city in Denmark. The principal port of Denmark, Aarhus is on the east side of the peninsula of Jutland in the geographical center of Denmark...

 and is a part of the Aarhus area. It has an area of 436.1 km², and has a total population of 56,636 (2009).

Its mayor is Jens Grønlund, representing the Venstre
Venstre (Denmark)
VenstreThe party name is officially not translated into any other language, but is in English often referred to as the Liberal Party. Similar rules apply for the name of the party's youth wing Venstres Ungdom. , full name Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti , is the largest political party in Denmark...

party.

Skanderborg
Skanderborg
Skanderborg, with a population of 18,253 , is a town in Denmark just southwest of Aarhus. It is more or less a suburb today, located in Skanderborg municipality, Jutland.Skanderborg municipality has a population of 57,303 ....

 is the municipality's main town, and serves as the seat of the municipal council.

On January 1, 2007 Skanderborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Galten
Galten municipality
Until January 1, 2007, Galten municipality was a municipality in Aarhus County in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 72,73 km², and had a total population of 11.086 . Its last mayor was Jens Grønlund, a member of the Venstre ...

, Ry
Ry municipality
]Until January 1, 2007 Ry municipality was a municipality in the former Aarhus County on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 152,44 km², and had a total population of 11.244 . Its last mayor was Jonna Grønver, a member of the Venstre political party...

, and Hørning
Hørning municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Hørning municipality was a municipality in Aarhus County on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 67.71 km², and had a total population of 8,688 . Its last mayor was Søren Erik Pedersen, a member of the Venstre political party...

 municipalities, along with Voerladegård Parish from Brædstrup municipality
Brædstrup municipality
Until 1 January 2007, Brædstrup municipality was a municipality in Vejle County on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 8.728 . Its last mayor was Torkild Skifter, a member of the Venstre political party...

, to form "New Skanderborg Municipality". The former municipality covered an area of 416 km², and had a total population of 49,469 (2005). Its last mayor was Aleksander Aagaard, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party
Politics of Denmark
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.

Geography


The municipality has two of the three highest natural points of terrain, namely Møllehøj
Møllehøj
Møllehøj is the highest natural point in Denmark at . It is in the Ejerbjerge hills in Skanderborg municipality, very close to Ejer Bavnehøj. The summit is marked with a millstone, a remnant of Ejer mill which was situated on the hill from 1838 to 1917...

 at 170.86 metres (560.56 ft), and Ejer Bavnehøj
Ejer Bavnehøj
Ejer Bavnehøj is the third-highest natural point in Denmark . It lies in the southern part of Skanderborg municipality, between the villages of Riis and Ejer....

 at 170.35 metres (558.89 ft), in the southern part, southwest of the city of Skanderborg. Himmelbjerget
Himmelbjerget
Himmelbjerget is a hill located in Skanderborg Municipality, Denmark. With a height of 147 meters it is one of the highest points of elevation, and commonly celebrated as the highest point, in Denmark, which it was believed to be until 1847...

 at 147 metres (482.28 ft), is in the western part of the municipality, and Yding Skovhøj
Yding Skovhøj
Yding Skovhøj in Horsens municipality, Jutland is one of Denmark's highest points. Its height is 172.54 m above sea level when the height of one of the Bronze Age burial mounds built on the top of the hill is included...

 at 170.77 metres (560.27 ft), is in Horsens municipality
Horsens municipality
Horsens municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Endelave, and covers an area of 542 km². It has a total population of 81,957 . Its mayor is Jan Trøjborg, a member of the Social...

, west of the other two highest points of natural terrain.

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