About the Municipality

Find information about Randers City, Randers Municipality, the organizational structure and other related general information. You will also find links to the comprehensive English version of the Municipality's information site.

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In the menu you can find more information on the organizational structure of the Municipality itself, and other related general information. To the right you will find links to the comprehensive English version of the Municipality's information site, workandlive.randers.dk, as well as a list of the City Council and other Municipality committee meeting dates (in Danish).

There is also a link to parking options when you visit the Municipality offices on Laksetorvet for a meeting. You can get a parking card from the front desk in the Municipality offices. Free parking is available in the yellow highlighted areas for Municipality guests and meeting attendees. This includes areas in Randers Regnskov.

Parking for Guests and Meeting attendance

General Information

Randers is the largest city in Randers Municipality, which is part of Regions Midtjylland and Østjylland, on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. It is Denmark's sixth-largest city, with a population of 60,895 (1 January 2013).[1] Randers is also the main city of the Municipality, and the site of its City Council.

Randers Municipality has a population of 96,007 (2013). The Municipality is also a part of the East Jutland Metropolitan area, which has 1.2 million inhabitants.[2]

Crown Jutland

Randers is  sometimes referred to as Crown Jutland (Kronjylland) and the people as Crown Jutlanders (Kronjyde), probably due to the big Crown estates owned by the King. The term Kronjyde was first used by Danish poets around 1750; N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783–1872) and Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875), and especially Nobel Prize laureate Henrik Pontoppidan (1857–1943), used the term.

Modern blending with Nature

Randers offers all the facilities of a modern city without losing its connection with its past. It has been known throughout history for its talented merchants, and today you will find great shopping throughout the city and in Randers Storcenter. The city is divided by the Gudenå, so you only have to venture a few hundred meters from the city centre before finding some of the best fishing waters in Europe. The proximity to nature also allows for an active life, with biking, hiking or kayaking in the beautiful surroundings of Randers all easily accessible. Finally, Randers is known for thinking outside of the box. Where else in Scandinavia will you find a jungle with over 200 species of tropical animal living freely under three domes? Or find 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. Randers offers something for everyone. (Some information taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randers and visitranders.com. Further information can be found at visitranders.com and Work and Live in Randers).

Sometimes, within these pages or elsewhere, such as workandlive.randers.dk, you will see Kommune or Municipality (or some version of the words) used. They have the same meaning, so both may be used to describe the district that is Randers Municipality.