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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, as a commercial centre providing goods and services to the farmers in the area. A textile industry later developed in and around the town. This industry was once Herning's principal economic activity. Today, the town has a most diversified industrial base. Herning became a market town in 1913. Herning has twice been awarded the title of Danish City of the Year.IndustryThere are many small furniture and textile businesses in and around Herning.AttractionsHerning is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition centre in Scandinavia, which hosts many trade fairs.Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt's Museum of Art (also known as Herning Art Museum) is located in the city.The city is the site of three buildings designed by the architect Jørn Utzon. One is publicly owned and two are privately owned.Herning is in West Jutland. To find out how to plan a trip to Denmark, use our trip itinerary maker.
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