About Randers Municipality
Randers Municipality was formed on the January 1, 2007, by merging an old market town municipality and a local trade center with several typical rural municipalities.
A large part of the municipality's borders are made up of coastline, a total of about 70 km, including Mariager Fjord, the Kattegat, and Randers Fjord. The municipality is blessed with a beautiful and varied landscape as well. You can also find the river Guden (Gudenå), Denmark’s longest river, which runs its final kilometers through the Randers Municipality to the mouth of Randers Fjord.
The municipality is composed by the city of Randers and 31 villages.
The city of Randers
Randers is Denmark's sixth-largest city, with a population of more than 62,500. The city is the "capital" of the Randers Municipality, where the mayor and other members of the City Council have their offices and regular City Council meetings in the City Hall in the center of the city.
Randers is known as Crown Jutland (Kronjylland) and its inhabitants as Crown Jutlanders (Kronjyde), probably due to its large estates owned by the monarchy. It was Denmark's poets who first started to use the term Kronjyde in the mid-18th century. N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), and especially Nobel laureate Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943) used the term.
Randers offers all the facilities of a modern city, but you can still see traces of the city’s past. Randers has been known throughout history for its talented merchants, and today you still find great shopping throughout the city and in Randers Storcenter.
The city is divided by the river Guden (Gudenå), so you only have to go a few hundred meters from the city center before finding beautiful nature.
Randers is also known for thinking outside of the box. For example, Randers has Northern Europe’s largest artificial rainforest (Randers Regnskov) and a replica of Elvis' home, Graceland, where you can learn about his life, music, and see the world's 10th largest collection of his belongings.