Kerteminde, is a town in central Denmark, located in Kerteminde Municipality on the island of Funen. The town has a population of 5,855, it is a small harbor town surrounded by farms. Kerteminde contains a fish restaurant, Rudolf Mathis, the Viking museum Ladby, the research and exhibition institution for fish and porpoises Fjord & Bælt. Hans Tausen the leading Lutheran theologian of the Reformation in Denmark Bishop of Ribe Frederik Storch a Danish genre painter Arent Nicolai Dragsted a Danish goldsmith Johannes Larsen a Danish nature painter, became one of the Funen Painters Christine Swane a Danish painter who first associated with the Funen Painters developed a Cubist style Frederik Paludan-Müller a Danish poet Axel P. Jensen a Danish painter of landscapes with stronger colouring than the Funen Painters Franz Syberg a Danish composer and organist at Kerteminde, 1932-1955 Ernst Syberg a Danish painter, became one of the Odsherred Painters Birthe Bovin a self-taught Danish painter, became one of Odsherred Painters Morten Lindberg known as "Master Fatman", is a Danish media personality, disc jockey, film director and singer Casper Christensen a Danish comedian Niclas Vemmelund a Danish football defender Kerteminde is twinned with: Loksa, Estonia Lempäälä, Finland Forsand, Norway Øvre Eiker, Norway North Berwick, United Kingdom Ulricehamn, Sweden Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic Schwentinental, Germany Korshavn, Denmark Kerteminde municipality
Birkende is a town with a population of 555 located in the Kerteminde municipality, on the island of Funen in central Denmark. The town is most famous for being the birthplace of Hans Tausen, the protagonist of the Danish Reformation. There is a monument to him in the town centre. Birkende's local football team is Birkende BK Index Mundi
The Great Belt is a strait between the major islands of Zealand and Funen in Denmark. It is one of the three Danish Straits. Dividing Denmark in two, the Belt was served by the Great Belt ferries from the late 19th century until the islands were connected by the Great Belt Fixed Link in 1997–98; the Great Belt is the largest and most important of the three Danish Straits that connect the Baltic Sea to the Kattegat strait and Atlantic Ocean. The others are the Little Belt straits; the Great Belt is 60 km long and 16–32 km wide. It flows around two major islands: Samsø in Langeland to the south. At Sprogø the Great Belt divides into the West Channel. Both are traversed by the Great Belt Bridge, but a tunnel runs under the East Channel. In pre-glacial times a river, which the Baltic Sea basin contained and which geologists call the Eridanos, must have passed near the region as the rise of South Swedish Dome in Neogene times diverted it south from its previous path across central Sweden; the Great Belt originated as Dana River, eroded into existence 9000–8900 years B.
P. when post-glacial rebound made the Ancylus Lake that occupied the Baltic depression lose its outlets around Gothenburg tipping over in the south. The forming of Dana River is thought to have caused a dramatic erosion of sediments and forests along its way; this led to a rapid fall in the lake level over hundreds of years to continue falling at a lower pace. Rising sea levels allowed the sea to break through the Dana River forming the Great Belt as a proper seaway. In the processes the Ancylus Lake became the Littorina Sea as salt water entered the Baltic depression; the Great Belt is home to some popular fish: flatfish, sea trout, Atlantic cod, Atlantic mackerel and garfish, which are fished avidly for sport and for sale. A large and rising population of harbour porpoises lives in the Belts; the Great Belt was navigable to ocean-going vessels. It still is used, despite near collisions with the Great Belt Bridge; the Danish navy monitors maritime traffic in the waters around the Great Belt. In the reign of king Eric of Pomerania the Danish government began to receive a large part of its income from the so-called Sound Dues toll on international merchant ships passing through the Øresund.
Non-Danish vessels were restricted to the Øresund channel. Merchants paid the tax under threat of having their vessels confiscated. During the middle of the 19th century, this practice became a diplomatic liability and the Danish government agreed to terminate it, achieving an international financial compensation in return. Danish waterways were opened to foreign shipping; the eastern half of the Great Belt is an international waterway based on the 1857 Copenhagen Convention. The western half of the Great Belt and all other parts of the Danish straits are Danish territorial waters and subject to Danish jurisdiction. Great Belt Fixed Link — bridge and tunnel. Great Belt Power Link — electrical power cable. Danish Straits — includes Great Belt. Little Belt — strait between Jutland and Funen. Øresund — strait between Zealand and Sweden. March across the Belts
Glostrup Kommune is a suburban municipality and town in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand approx. 10 km west of Copenhagen in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 13.31 km², has a total population of 22,151. Its Zip code is 2600, its mayor as of 2010 is a member of the Liberal Party political party. The municipality was established in 1841 following the municipal reforms of the 1840s, ranking as a parish municipality until 1950 when suburbanisation of Copenhagen inhabited the municipality and the status was changed to town municipality. From 1947 to 1960 the population in the municipality doubled due to the expanding suburbs of Copenhagen, reaching the municipality in the post-war period. Glostrup was designated as a new suburb along the western Tåstrup-finger of the Copenhagen Finger Plan of 1947; the main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Glostrup, home to three quarters of the population. Other towns in the municipality are Ejby; until 1974 the town of Avedøre belonged to this municipality.
Being an exclave, it was merged into the neighbouring Hvidovre Municipality. Neighboring municipalities are Rødovre to the east and Ballerup to the north, Albertslund to the west, Brøndby to the south. Glostrup was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen; the church of Glostrup originates from the 12th century. Glostrup municipality is governed a municipal council. Council elections are held the third Tuesday of November every four years, the next time in 2013. Following the 2009 municipal elections, the 19 seats are divided in the following way: The Socialdemocrats 6 Socialist People's Party 4 Liberal party 3 Conservative People's Party 2 The Danish People's Party 3 Glostruplisten 1Glostrup municipality has had the following mayors since the municipal reform of 1970: Martin Nielsen: 1970-1983 Gunnar Larsen: 1983-2000 Søren Enemark: 2000-2010 John Engelhardt: 2010- After af period of administration in a mansion Glostrup municipality decided to build a new City Hall in 1953.
After a competition Arne Jacobsen was chosen as architect. The new city hall was inaugurated in 1959; the municipality has twice as many employed within its borders compared with its own workforce, relying on both traditional industry and public institutions. The largest employer in the municipality is Glostrup Hospital with 2,500 employees. Vestforbrænding in Ejby is Denmark's largest incineration plant. Major companies based in the municipality include Kopenhagen Fur. International companies, whose Danish subsidiaries are based out of Glostrup, include Grontmij and Motorola's. Most of the municipality's housing stock is built between 1950 and 1975. 42 percent of its dwellings are owned by public housing corporations Glostrup Boligselskab formed by mayor Valdemar Hansen in 1943. As a result of the influence of the housing corporation, more than half the housing stock is between 60 and 99 square meters; as a result of the rising population in the Copenhagen area, Glostrup Municipality adopted a strategy in 2011 aiming on building 2000 new dwellings within the next four years.
The dwellings are detached houses and terraced houses planned in former industrial areas. The largest greenspace in Glostrup Municipality is Vestskoven that straddles the border with Albertslund where most of its 13 square kilometer are located; the West Rampart follows the eastern boundary of the municipality. Ehby Bog is located on the border with Ballerup; the table show the population in Glostrup Municipality since 1890. Note the drop in population following the transfer of Avedøre to Hvidovre Municipality in 1974. Helle Trevino - IFBB professional bodybuilder Morten Wieghorst Glostrup is twinned with: Kotka, Koekelberg Talsi Landskrona Glostrup station Municipality's official website glosturupsogn.dk Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
Dragør Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the southern coast of the island of Amager just east of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 18.41 km², has a population of 14,028. Its mayor is a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre. Not until four years after the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform on 1 April 1974 two new municipalities were formed in Copenhagen County, namely Dragør Municipality, formed by the merger of Dragør and Store Magleby parishes and Høje-Taastrup Municipality, which from that date included Sengeløse parish; the inhabitants would have preferred to remain as independent municipalities. Store Magleby, larger in area than Dragør, had a large number of subdivisions with owner-occupied homes built on the boundary with Dragør before the merger; because the voters of Store Magleby and Sengeløse were exclusively owner-occupiers, who voted center-rightwing, whereas Høje-Taastrup Municipality and Dragør Municipality to a large extent consisted of tenants who rented their apartments and who voted center-leftwing, there were heated debates and reluctance among the voters of Store Magleby and Sengeløse about joining the new municipalities.
This was because the center-rightwing voters would be in a minority at elections for their local councils. Dragør parish is surrounded by Store Magleby parish to the north and west and the strait of Øresund to the east, Dragør parish thus does not border the neighboring Tårnby municipality. Dragør parish has an area of only 156 hectares, 8.6% of Dragør municipality's area, as opposed to Store Magleby parish's 1602 hectares, the latter accounting for more than 88% of Dragør municipality's area. A part of Copenhagen Airport accounts for 56 hectares, 3% of Dragør municipality, outside of parish jurisdiction and taxation. With 4144 people, 29.77% of the population, recorded as living there on 1 January 2013, Dragør parish has a population density of 2656 persons per square km, Store Magleby parish with 9737 people, 69.96% of the population, has a density of 607.8 persons per square km. Thirty-six persons were recorded as not having a fixed address; the main town is Dragør. The seat of the town hall is Store Magleby, which can house such a large building.
Its only neighboring municipality is Tårnby to the north. To the east and south is the Øresund, the strait that separates Zealand and Amager from Sweden. To the southwest is Køge Bay. Dragør Municipality was not merged with any adjacent municipality under the municipal reform of 2007, as it agreed to enter into a "municipal cooperation agreement" with Tårnby Municipality. Prior to its dissolution, Maersk Air had its headquarters in Dragør in the municipality; when it existed, Sterling Airlines had its head office at Copenhagen Airport South in Dragør. Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Municipality's official website Visit Dragør website
Ballerup Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is located 15 kilometers from central Copenhagen; the municipality covers an area of 34.09 km², has a population of 48,231. It is the name of the municipal seat, Ballerup; the current mayor is Jesper Würtzen of the Social Democrats. Other than Ballerup, the towns that make up the municipality are Skovlunde. Neighboring municipalities are Herlev to the east, Furesø to the north, Egedal to the west, Albertslund and Glostrup to the south; the geography of Ballerup municipality was not affected on January 1, 2007 as the result of the nationwide Kommunalreformen. The municipality is home to companies such as GN Store Nord and Leo Pharma. East Kilbride, Scotland Wuxi, China Ballerup station Ballerup Bladet Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Municipality's official website East Kilbride, Ballerup's twin town
Social Democrats (Denmark)
The Social Democrats Social Democracy, is a social-democratic political party in Denmark. It was the major coalition partner in government from the 2011 parliamentary election, with then-party leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt as Prime Minister. After the 2015 parliamentary election, the party is no longer in government, though it regained the position as the largest party in the Danish parliament, the Folketing, with 47 of 179 seats. Helle Thorning-Schmidt withdrew as party leader on the night of the election as a direct consequence of the loss of government control, she was succeeded on 28 June 2015 by the former vice leader, Mette Frederiksen. Founded by Louis Pio in 1871, the party first entered the Folketing in 1884. By the early 20th century it had become the party with the largest representation in the Folketing, a distinction it would hold for 77 years, it first formed a government in 1924 under Thorvald Stauning, the longest-serving Danish Prime Minister of the 20th century. During Stauning's government, the Social Democrats exerted a profound influence on Danish society, laying the foundation of the Danish welfare state.
From 2002 to 2016 the party used the name Socialdemokraterne in some contexts. A member of the Party of European Socialists, the Social Democrats have three MEPs in the European Parliament. Since its foundation the lemma of the party has been "Liberty and Brotherhood", these values are still described as central in the party program. In the political program of the party these values are described as being consistent with a focus on solidarity with the poorest and social welfare to those who need it, with individual responsibility in relation to other members in society, with an increased involvement in the European political project; the party has begun to adopt immigration policies closer to those of the right-wing, as it believes the perception of it being "soft on immigration" contributed to its poor electoral performance in the early 21st century. The leader of the party is Mette Frederiksen, she succeeded Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who stepped down after the left bloc's defeat in the 2015 General Election.
Deputy leaders are Lord Mayor of Copenhagen. The secretary general is Henrik Dam Kristensen, the party secretary is Lars Midtiby and the political speaker is Magnus Heunicke. In the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the party had ten ministers including the Prime Minister; the party was founded in 1871 by Harald Brix og Paul Geleff. The goal was to organize the emerging working class on a socialist basis; the industrialization of Denmark had begun in the mid 19th century and a period of rapid urbanization had led to an emerging class of urban workers. The social democratic movement emerged from the desire to give this group political rights and representation in parliament. In 1876 the Party held an annual conference; the stated policy was that: "The Danish Social Democratic Labour Party works in its national form, but is convinced of the international nature of the labour movement and ready to sacrifice everything and fulfill all obligations to provide: Freedom and brotherhood among all nations” In 1884 the Social Democracy party, as it was called had their first two members of parliament elected, P. Holm and Chr.
Hørdum. In the 1924 parliamentary elections the Social democratic party won the majority with 36.6 percent of the vote, its first government was put in place with Thorvald Stauning as prime minister. The same year he appointed the world's first female minister Nina Bang, nine years after women's suffrage had been given in Denmark. Stauning stayed in power until his death in 1942, his party laying the foundations for the Danish welfare state, based on a close collaboration between labor unions and the government. In January 1933 Stauning's government entered into what was the most extensive settlement yet in Danish politics — the Kanslergade settlement — with the liberal party Venstre; the settlement, named after Stauning's apartment in Kanslergade in Copenhagen, included extensive agricultural subsidies and reforms of the legislation and administration in the social sector. In 1935, Stauning was reelected with the famous slogan "Stauning or Chaos". Stauning's second cabinet lasted until the Nazi occupation of Denmark in 1940, when the cabinet was widened to include all political parties, called the National government, the Danish government pursued a collaborative policy with the German occupiers.
Through the 1940s and until 1972 Denmark was governed by the following Social Democratic prime ministers. The Social Democrats' social policy through the 1990s and continuing in the 21st century involved a significant redistribution of income and the maintenance of a large state apparatus with collectively financed core public services such as public healthcare and infrastructure. Social Democrat-led coalition governments implemented the system known as flexicurity, mixing strong Scandinavian unemployment benefits with deregulated employment laws, making it easier for employers to fire and rehire people in order to encourage economic growth and reduce unemployment; the Cabinets of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen maintained a parliamentary majority during the period from 1993 to 2001 by virtue of their support from the Socialist People's Party and the Red-Green Alliance. Towards the end of the 1990s, a trade surplus of 30 billion kroner turned into a deficit. To combat this, the government increased taxes.
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