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Trip Planner Europe  /  Denmark  /  Jutland  /  West Jutland  /  Herning
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Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Herning Municipality. Herning has a population of 47,765 (1 January 2014) including the suburbs of Tjørring, Snejbjerg, Lind, Birk, Hammerum, and Gjellerup, making Herning the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark.HistoryHerning was established at the beginning of the 1800s during the period of heath reclamation. This period of time resulted in a growing population, and a demand for products and services to the new farmers in the area. Herning came into existence as a center of commerce for the area.Later on, Herning became known for the textile-weaving industry that developed in and around the town. This industry was once Herning's principal economic activity: today, the town enjoys a diversified industrial base.Herning became a market town in 1913.Herning has twice, in 1965 and 2003, been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year.AttractionsHerning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition centre in Scandinavia, which gives the town a reputation for its many trade fairs.Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt's Museum of Art (also known as Herning Art Museum) is one of the major attractions.
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