Pandrup

Pandrup

Pandrup is a town in North Jutland County on the northwest coast of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Until 2007, Pandrup was also the main town of the Pandrup municipality (Danish, kommune).

Pandrup Municipality

The Pandrup municipality covered an area of 190 km², and had a total population of 10,676 (2005). Its last mayor was Flemming Jansen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. By January 1, 2007 Pandrup municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with existing Brovst, Fjerritslev, and Aabybro municipalities to form the new Jammerbugt municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 863 km² and a total population of 38,864 (2005). The new municipality belongs to the new Region Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region"). The main town and the seat of its municipal council was the town of Pandrup. Other towns and villages within the municipality were Blokhus, Hune, Saltum, Kaas, Vester Hermitslev, Ingstrup, Moseby and Jetsmark.

Neighboring municipalities were Brovst to the southwest, Aabybro to the south, Brønderslev to the east, and Løkken-Vrå to the northeast. To the west was Jammer Bay (Jammerbugt), and beyond that the Skagerrak, the strait that separates Denmark from Norway.

The municipality's principal industries include tourism, agriculture and electronics.

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