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Rødovre by night
Rødovre by night
Map DK Rødovre.PNG
Coordinates: 55°40′53″N 12°27′18″E / 55.68139°N 12.45500°E / 55.68139; 12.45500
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Rødovre
 • Mayor Erik Nielsen
Area(co-extensive with its municipality)
 • Total 12.12 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 36,228
Time zone UTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2
Postal code 2610
Website www.rk.dk

Rødovre is a town in eastern Denmark, seat of the Rødovre Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. The town's population in 2009 was 36,228.[1] Rødovre is part of the urban area of Copenhagen.

The town mostly comprises suburban homes in the south and light industrial areas in the north. It has many smaller green areas, including Schweizerdalsparken, and larger areas such as Vestvolden and Damhussøen. There are six public schools in the town, one technical school and a private school.

Every Tuesday, the local newspaper "Rødovre Lokal Nyt" (Rødovre Local News) is delivered by mail to all residents. Radio Rødovre broadcasts on 105.9 FM, and sometimes local TV is broadcast via Kanal København.

There is an Ice Hockey arena, home of Rødovre Mighty Bulls, two smaller football stadiums (home of BK Avarta and BK Rødovre, respectively) and one train station, served by line B of the commuter S-trains. Rødovre Centrum is a shopping mall. Viften - meaning "The Fan" - which besides being a café, is a cinema and a combined concert hall/theatre. There are also many smaller business districts such as Damhustorvet and Islev Torv.


Until 1901, the town was part of the parish of Brønshøj-Rødovre. Vanløse was also part of that parish. In that year, Rødovre was created as independent municipality and Brønshøj was simultaneously annexed by the city of Copenhagen.


Rødovre, co-extensive with the territory of its municipality, is in the central-western suburbs of Copenhagen, bordering Frederiksberg to the east, Glostrup to the west, Herlev to the north, and Brøndby and Hvidovre to the south.

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  1. ^ Statistikbanken Table BEF44
  2. ^ "Lars Eller - player profile and career stats". eurohockey.net. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Hans Fogh Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Marc Rieper - player profile and career stats".
  5. ^ "Vancouver Canucks". Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Das perfekte Promi Dinner - Brigitte Nielsen - VOX.de". vox.de. Retrieved 4 April 2011.

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Media related to Rødovre at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°40′53″N 12°27′18″E / 55.68139°N 12.45500°E / 55.68139; 12.45500