Allerød Municipality

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Allerød Municipality

Allerød Kommune
Coat of arms of Allerød Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Allerød.PNG
CountryDenmark
RegionCapital Region
SeatLillerød
Government
 • MayorKarsten Längerich (V)
Area
 • Total67.44 km2 (26.04 sq mi)
Population
(1 April 2014)
 • Total24,201
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code201
Websitewww.alleroedkommune.dk

Allerød Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 67 km², and has a population of 24,201 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Karsten Längerich of the political party Venstre.

Overview[edit]

The main town, Lillerød (often referred to as 'Allerød'), is also the site of the municipal council. Smaller towns inside the municipality are Blovstrød and the towns of Lynge and Uggeløse, which have grown together

Allerød municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).

The warm period after the last ice age (Wisconsin glaciation) is named the Allerød Oscillation after an archaeological site found at Allerød.

In 1797 six Bronze Age lurs was found in Lynge at Brudevælte.

Allerød is part of the Green Cities concept [1]

The zip/postal code for Lillerød is 3450.

Economy[edit]

Allerød has a large concentration of technology companies in its industrial zones at the outskirts of the town. These include the hearing aid company Widex, Welltec, a developer of robotic technology for the off-shore industry and Weibel Scientific, a designer and manufacturer of continuous wave doppler radars. Hewlett-Packard's Danish headquarters moved to Allerød in .[2] IBM has a large facility in Blovstrød, just outside Allerød, Widex in Vassingerød.

Other companies headquartered in Allerød are the engineering consultancy NIRAS, drug store and cosmetics chain MATAS, the development company Sjælsø Gruppen and the furniture companies Fritz Hansen and PP-Møbler.

Culture[edit]

Mungo Park is a small but very influential theatre, in the town centre.

Sports[edit]

The local badminton club, Lillerød BK, has won the Danish Badminton League four times and Europe League three times.

Politics[edit]

Distribution of the 21 seats in the municipal council, as of the municipal elections in 2017.

Party Seats
Conservative People's Party 5
Social Democrats 5
Venstre 5
Social People's Party 2
Social Liberal Party 1
Our Allerød 1
Blovstrød List 1
Red-Green Alliance 1

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Cities concept in english" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  2. ^ "HP indvier sit nye danske hovedsæde". Computerworld. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

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Coordinates: 55°52′N 12°22′E / 55.867°N 12.367°E / 55.867; 12.367