Business Round-Up: Vejle displaces Esbjerg as Denmark's fifth biggest city - The Post

Business Round-Up: Vejle displaces Esbjerg as Denmark’s fifth biggest city

Elsewhere, workers are losing their jobs at Vestas, the Salling Group and Siemens Gamesa

Vejle’s bridge-making skills have seen it grown to become the country’s fifth biggest city (photo: Nils Jepsen/user:Nico-dk)
September 27th, 2019 1:58 pm| by Ben Hamilton

In business circles, most companies are acutely aware of what the five biggest cities in Denmark are.

For what seems like an eternity, they have been Copenhagen (population 626,508, according to Danmarks Statistik), Aarhus (345,635), Aalborg (215,510), Odense (204,120) and Esbjerg (115,483).

But now there is an interloper in the mix – take note, captains of industry.

With a population of 115,607, the southeast Jutland city of Vejle has assumed fifth place.

Mayor face off
Vejle mayor Jens Ejner Christensen has arranged to meet his Esbjerg counterpart, Jesper Frost Rasmussen, to commiserate.

“It’s no big deal – it’s not going to mean much,” he told TV2.

“But when people started talking about it, I immediately called Jesper Frost and asked if he had heard what had happened. And he immediately knew what I was talking about.”

Completing the top ten are the Copenhagen enclave of Frederiksberg (103,725), Randers (98,009), Viborg (97,245) and Silkeborg (93,636).

Seven of the top ten are in Jutland.


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