A view from the town church
Location in Denmark
|Coordinates: 56°38′N 09°48′E / 56.633°N 9.800°E|
|Region||North Denmark (Nordjylland)|
|Time zone||Central Europe Time (UTC+1)|
Hobro [hoˈbʀoːʔ] is an old market and railway town in Region Nordjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. It has a population of 11,736 (1 January 2014). The town is situated in a hilly terrain at the head of Mariager Fjord, close to the former Viking fortress of Fyrkat. It is the seat of Mariagerfjord municipality.
Hobro was until 1 January 2007 also a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland County covering an area of 166 km² and with a total population of 15,318 (2005). Its last mayor was Jørgen Pontoppidan, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.
Hobro municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Arden, Hadsund, and Mariager municipalities to form the new Mariagerfjord municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 769 km² and a total population of 43,049 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").
Hobro is served by Hobro railway station. It is located on the Randers-Aalborg railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Frederikshavn and regional train services to Aarhus and Aalborg.
- Kenneth Bager (born 1962), musician
- Ingeborg Brams (1921-1989), actress
- Michael Færk Christensen (born 1986), racing cyclist
- Matias Faldbakken (born 1973), Norwegian artist and writer
- Michael V. Knudsen (born 1978), handball player
- Tom Kristensen (born 1967), racing driver
- Fie Udby Erichsen (born 1985), elite rower and silver medalist in the women's single sculls at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
- Tom Kristensen's official website