Furesø Kommune is a municipality in Denmark. It has a population of 40,325 and an area of 55.68 km². The municipality lies 20 km northwest of Copenhagen, its mayor is a member of the Social Democrats political party. It is a municipality with much forest and access to several lakes, of which it is named after the largest, Furesøen, which has a popular beach with rest rooms, a small candy/ice shop and in addition sportsboat clubs and a restaurant open all year. In September 2008, it was decided by the Ministry of the Environment that Flyvestation Værløse, a former air base - Denmark's first - situated 17 km from the City Hall square of Copenhagen and offered to the municipality to own, would be granted protected status from extensive real estate exploitation; this decision was appealed and The Environmental Board of Appeal in 2009 overturned this decision. Before being given to the municipality to own, the Ministry of Defence sold some of the 440 hectares of land to developers of private homes.
Most of the former air base has since been made into an open air recreational area. A movie/media production company is located there; this offer was a consequence of the actions by the former mayor of Farum Municipality Peter Brixtofte, imprisoned in 2008. The last three stations, namely Hareskov, Værløse and Farum, of one S-train commuter train line from Copenhagen are located in the municipality, it was established as a merger of the former Farum and Værløse municipalities on January 1, 2007 as a consequence of the Municipal Reform. Listed buildings in Furesø Municipality Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Official website of Furesø municipality Map Searchable/printable map of municipalities Printable map with outline of municipality
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
Municipalities of Denmark
Denmark is divided into five regions, which contain 98 municipalities. This structure was established per an administrative reform of the public sector of Denmark, effective 26 June 2005, which abolished the 13 counties and created five regions which unlike the counties are not municipalities; the 270 municipalities were consolidated into 98 larger units, most of which have at least 20,000 inhabitants. 67 of the present municipalities are mergers as a result of the administrative reform, with Ærø being allowed to merge 1 January 2006, one municipality, Bornholm Regional Municipality being a merger from 1 January 2003, 68 merged municipalities in all. The 30 remaining municipalities have not merged. Before the merger on Bornholm there were 275 municipalities in Denmark, 14 counties. Two sui generis municipalities, namely Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, were never a part of a county, but were counties in their own right. For growth in population numbers, see Regions of Denmark. Many of the responsibilities of the former counties were taken over by the 98 existing municipalities.
With the increased responsibilities, the income tax that each of the 98 municipalities levies was raised by 3 percentage points from 1 January 2007. This tax had once been a part of the tax levied by the now former counties; the Capital Region has 29 municipalities, Southern Denmark 22, Central Denmark 19, Zealand 17 and North Denmark 11. Use the Municipalities of Denmark template at the bottom of this page to access the pages of the municipalities; the archipelago of Ertholmene is not part of any municipality, but is administered by the Ministry of Defence. The existing coat of arms of the municipalities; the average land area of a Danish municipality is 167.08 square miles. The Constitution of Denmark states: "Article 82; the right of municipalities to manage their own affairs independently, under State supervision, shall be laid down by statute." 2,522 municipal councillors were elected on Tuesday 15 November 2005 being the first councils elected since the new reform. In 1997 there were 4,685 municipal and 374 county councillors in the 275 municipalities and 14 counties.
As an example of the reduction in the number of councillors, Bornholm had a total of 122 councillors in five municipalities and one county. After the merger on 1 January 2003 of the five municipalities and the county, there was one single municipal council with 27 municipal councillors, they were reduced to 23 from 1 January 2018. After 1 January 2007, when Bornholm Regional Municipality lost its county privileges, there is talk of a reduction to 19 municipal councillors, the guidelines for a municipality with over 20,000 inhabitants being a maximum of 31 and minimum of 19 municipal councillors and the guidelines for a municipality with less than 20,000 inhabitants being a maximum of 31 and minimum of 9 municipal councillors; these guidelines replaced the old guidelines with the council elections in 2005 after the laws initiating the structural reform were passed in parliament. Many newly formed municipalities have chosen to have a maximum number of councillors so that all parts of the new municipalities and the small political parties have a chance of representation in the new councils.
Gentofte, Glostrup, Hørsholm, Ishøj are examples of municipalities that have increased the number of councillors because of the new guidelines. Council elections are held on the third Tuesday of November every four years; the previous were held on 21 November 2017. The newly formed 5 regional and 66 municipal councils acted as transitional merger committees in 2006 with the responsibility of arranging the mergers of the old counties and municipalities into 5 and 66 new entities respectively; the 238 municipal councils and 13 county councils that were to be merged and replaced/abolished just continued their work one extra year beyond the fixed four-year term of office they were elected for until 2006, ceased to exist. 32 municipalities including those of the formed Ærø Municipality and Bornholm Regional Municipality remained unchanged and were not merged with other municipalities. Local elections have been held in uneven years earlier, but before 1 January 1979, when the fiscal year in the public sector was changed from 1 April until 31 March into 1 January until 31 December, local elections were held in March and the elected councillors took their seats the following month, 1 April.
Elections were held in years: March 1966, March 1970, March 1974, March 1978. Term of office for local politicians elected in 1978 was 1 April 1978 until 31 December 1981. Local elections were held in November 1981 for the 4-year term of office 1982- 1985. November 1985 local elections were for the following 4-year term of office, etc; the election pages can be accessed from the templates at the bottom of each election page. Number of municipal councillors elected and term of office: Electi
Capital Region of Denmark
The Capital Region of Denmark is the easternmost administrative region of Denmark, established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties and set up five regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006, when Ærø Municipality was created, to 98; the Capital Region has 29 municipalities. The reform was implemented on January 1, 2007; the main task for the Danish regions are hospitals and healthcare. It is not to be confused with the Copenhagen Metropolitan Area nor with the Øresund Region. Unlike the counties the regions are not municipalities and are thus not allowed to have coat of arms, but only logotypes, cannot "shuffle money around" from one area of expenditure to another area of expenditure, that is, use money for any other purpose than has been stated but must pay money not used back rather like departments or agencies of the central government.
The regions are financed only through block grants. For population growth, see Regions of Denmark. For information about the reform, see Municipalities of Denmark. Municipalities of the regions can be accessed from the Municipalities of Denmark template at the bottom of the page; the Capital Region of Denmark is one of five regions in Denmark and consists of the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the former counties of Copenhagen and Frederiksborg, the regional municipality of Bornholm. In Danish the name is Region Hovedstaden, it borders Sweden's Skåne County via the Øresund Bridge. Denmark's largest lake, Arresø, lies 43 kilometers northwest of Copenhagen. There are several other lakes, the deepest in Denmark being Furesø, 14.5 km northwest of Copenhagen, the namesake of Furesø Municipality. Among several forests the region has Gribskov, namesake of Gribskov Municipality; the forest park Dyrehaven is just north of Copenhagen in Lyngby-Taarbæk. Geologically the region lies in the northern part of Denmark, rising because of post-glacial rebound, making lakes out of former inlets and bays, of which Arresø is one example, having extended in a northwesterly direction as a part of Brødemose Sund into Kattegat.
Because of the mobility of the sand dunes, forests have been planted along the coast of Kattegat in the municipalities of Helsingør, Halsnæs. Without the remote island municipality Bornholm, located 150 km southeast of Copenhagen and 135 km directly east of Vordingborg Municipality, regarding only the land area of the 28 municipalities in and around Copenhagen, between 1,800 and 1,850 sq km, 1,000 inhabitants per sq km will be reached in 2019 with a population as of 1 January 2019 at 1,795,990 persons, 39,572 persons living on Bornholm. For the purpose of the road and rail connection to Øresund Bridge land has been added to Amager, which has a tunnel connecting it with the artificial island Peberholm just south of Saltholm; the land area of east Denmark is 9,622 sq km slightly more with new land added because of housing projects in the north of Copenhagen Municipality and the bridge and tunnels including the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link and other traffic infrastructure projects. A new Copenhagen-Ringsted Line is being built to increase transport capacity and relieve congestion in Roskilde and the narrow 9-9.5 mile isthmus between Roskilde Fjord and Køge Bugt by moving international and national train traffic to the new train line and only keeping local and regional traffic.
Before 2007, a Danish Capital Region did exist, but it did not cover the same area and did not have the same legal functions. The primary function and largest expenditure, around 90% of the budget, of the Capital Region, as with all the regions of Denmark, is to own and operate the hospital and health service of the region. In the east of Denmark there is one traffic region covered by Movia, owned by the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand and 45 of the 46 municipalities; because of its remote location Bornholm has its own traffic company, BAT when Bornholm was a county, Bornholms Amts Trafikselskab. In the east of Denmark the two regions and 45 of the 46 municipalities make up one employment region, Bornholm is its own employment region. Bornholm performs other tasks performed by the regions in the rest of Denmark; the municipality of Bornholm is therefore called Bornholm Regional Municipality. In some respects the island forms a region of its own; as Denmark is a unitary state, its "capital region" is not a capital district, but one among several regions of Denmark, that happens to contain the national capital.
The region does not include the Ertholmene archipelago, situated to the northeast of Bornholm. The following hospitals are managed by the Capital Region of Denmark: Amager Hospital on the island of Amager, Copenhagen Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen Bornholms Hospital on the island of Bornholm Frederiksberg Hospital in Frederiksberg Gentofte Hospital in Gentofte Glostrup Hospital in Glostrup Herlev Hospital in Herlev Hvidovre Hospital in Hvidovre Nordsjællands Hospital in Esbønderup, Hillerød, Hørsholm Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri – psychiatric hospital with m
Højby is a Danish town, seat of the Odsherred Municipality, in the Region Sjælland. Its population on 1 January 2015 was 1,429. Højby is located in the north-central side of the Zealand island. Ib Nielsen a Danish fencer, competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics Gerhardt Sørensen, Olympic rower, competed at the London 1948 Summer Olympics Mark Haastrup is a Danish professional golfer Stina Lykke Petersen a Danish football goalkeeper who plays for Danish club Kolding Q and the Denmark women's national football team Højby Church Media related to Højby at Wikimedia Commons
Frederiksberg Kommune is a municipality on the island of Zealand in Denmark. Part of Copenhagen, it is surrounded by Copenhagen Municipality; the municipality, co-extensive with its seat, covers a total area of 8.71 km2 according to the Municipal Key Figures and has a population of 105,037 making it the smallest municipality in Denmark area-wise, the fifth most populous, the most densely populated. Its mayor is Jørgen Glenthøj from the Conservative People's Party; the city of Frederiksberg is the only town in the municipality, is therefore the site of its municipal council. Frederiksberg is located as an enclave within the municipality of the national capital; the municipality was situated west of Copenhagen, but after a number of smaller municipalities were merged with Copenhagen in 1901, it became surrounded by Copenhagen. Frederiksberg was one of the three last Danish municipalities not belonging to a County—the others being Copenhagen and Bornholm. On 1 January 2007, the municipality lost its county privileges and became part of Region Hovedstaden.
Frederiksberg municipality was not merged with other municipalities as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen. Frederiksberg Campus Frederiksberg Gardens Frederiksberg Hospital Frederiksberg Palace Frederiksberg Town Hall Copenhagen Business School Copenhagen Zoo Royal Danish Military Academy Church of the Deaf Marius Godskesen Vilhelm Fischer Aksel Møller Arne Stæhr Johansen John Winther Mads Lebech Jørgen Glenthøj Frederiksberg Municipality is twinned with: Tartu, Estonia Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden Bærum, Norway Hämeenlinna, Etelä-Suomi, Finland Hafnarfjörður, Iceland Cēsis, Latvia Frederiksberg station Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map Municipality's official website