Happy and satisfied citizens

Move to Denmark’s biggest municipality

Local government with many tasks

Denmark is a small Nordic country with approximately 5.76 million inhabitants. We are renowned for our stable democracy, freedom of speech, good working- and welfare relations, active associational life, as well as safe and green surroundings. All these conditions rank the citizens in Denmark as being among the happiest in the world.

Administratively and geographically, Denmark is divided into 5 regions and 98 municipalities. The state with the Danish Parliament and the Government are in charge of the legislative work and the general national tasks, i.a. the defence, the police, TAX, motorways, and the biggest cultural institutions. Regions and municipalities take care of most of the close to home tasks of the citizens.

The main tasks of the regions are hospitals, health care, psychiatry, and regional planning.

The main task of the municipalities is among others children and young people, including childcare and education, the social area, including care of the elderly and handicapped, benefits for the sick and socially marginalized, employment and integration, technology and environment, as well as industrial development.

 

Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality - the biggest in the Country

Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is located in the Central Jutland Region with the North Sea bordering to the west. With an area covering 1,489 square kilometres, Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark. The municipality has around 57,000 inhabitants. By comparison, it can be mentioned that the Capital of Copenhagen only covers 89 square kilometres, but is the most populous area with around 602,500 inhabitants.

The Region of Central Jutland is the biggest both as regards the number of inhabitants and area. Around 1.3 people live in the region covering an area of approximately 13,000 square kilometres. On the WEBSITE of the region you will be able to find information in English about the tasks of the regions, i.a. hospitals and  regional development, as well as supplementary information about for instance patient rights in several other languages. 

 

The River Skjern Å forms the only river delta, in Denmark at the mouth of Ringkøbing Fjord Foto: rksk.dk

 

Ioana and Sorin

 
Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here

 

Charlotte and Ian

 
Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here