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Herning

city, Ringkobing amtskommune (county), west central Jutland, Denmark. Large-scale reclamation of surrounding heaths stimulated its growth from a rural village in the 1870s to a commercial city. A road and rail junction, its manufactures include textiles and machinery. Local lignite deposits were worked extensively during World War II. The Herning Museum includes an open-air section of old farmhouses. Herning Hallen (1954), a modern conference and exhibit complex, was enlarged in the 1970s. Pop. (1981) city, 29,522; (1982 est.) mun., 55,905.

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