Køge Municipality

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Køge Municipality
Køge Kommune
A street in Køge
A street in Køge
Map DK Køge.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Køge
 • Mayor Flemming Christensen (C)
 • Total 255.47 km2 (98.64 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 57,219
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 259
Website www.koege.dk

Køge Municipality (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkøːə] or [ˈkøːjə]) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) approx. 40 km southwest of Copenhagen. The municipality covers an area of 255 km² (98 sq. miles), and has a total population of 56,637 (2008). Until January 2007, its mayor was Torben Hansen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party, who died while still in office. He was replaced by Marie Stærke, who at age 27 is currently Denmark's youngest mayor. [1]

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Køge. Suburbs inside the urban area of Køge include Køge Nord (Ølby Lyng and Ølsemagle Lyng) to the north and Herfølge to the south. Towns inside the municipality but outside the central urban area include Borup, Ejby, Bjæverskov, Lille Skensved, Lellinge and Algestrup.

As a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), on 1 January 2007, the prior Køge municipality was merged with Skovbo Municipality to form the new Køge municipality.

Urban areas[edit]

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Køge 35,295
2 Borup 4.190
3 Bjæverskov 2,856
4 Ejby 2,831
5 Vemmedrup 1,688
6 Lille Skensved 1,450
7 Algestrup 871
8 Lellinge 687
9 Nørre Dalby 543
10 Slimminge 475

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