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Aarhus

Administration
Full nameAarhus
Århus
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark Region
MunicipalityAarhus Municipality
Geography
Urban Area35.1 sq mi (91 km2)
Metro Area3858.8 sq mi (9997 km2)
Demography
Urban (pop.)249709
Metro (pop.)1,240,576 (17 municipalities in East Jutland metropolitan area)
Municipal311.235
Other information
Time zoneCentral Europe Time (UTC+1)

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Aarhus or Århus (-daˈɒːhuːˀs-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. Aarhus is the seat of the council of Aarhus municipality with 311,235 inhabitants and 249,709 (1 January 2011) in the inner urban area.

According to Aarhus municipality, the "Greater Aarhus" area has a population of about 1.2 million people. The city claims the unofficial title "Capital of Jutland".

Aarhus is the main and biggest city in the East Jutland metropolitan area ( ), which is a co-operation in the eastern Jutland with 17 municipalities. 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.


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