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Hjørring is a municipality in northern Denmark, in the county of North Jutland on the peninsula of Jutland. ( → Vendsyssel). The municipality covers an area of 311.4 km², and has a total population of 35,558 (2002).

The name of the town derives from the Old Norse language and consists of two parts: Hjórr (which means a sword) and -ing (a typical ending of old Danish town names).

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