Place:Karup, Viborg, Denmark

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NameKarup
Alt namesKarupsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates56.3°N 9.167°E
Located inViborg, Denmark
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Karup municipality was a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Viborg County until 1 January 2007. The municipality covered an area of 163 km², and had a total population of 6,709 (2005). Its last mayor was Kjeld Merstrand, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Karup.

Karup municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged, with Bjerringbro, Fjends, Møldrup, Tjele, and Viborg municipalities to form an enlarged Viborg municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 1,390 km² and a total population of 88,945 (2005). The municipality belongs to Region Midtjylland ("Mid-Jutland Region").

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