Frederikssund Municipality

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Frederikssund Municipality

Frederikssund Kommune
Coat of arms of Frederikssund Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Frederikssund.PNG
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Hovedstaden
SeatFrederikssund
Government
 • MayorJohn Schmidt Andersen (1 January 2014-) (V)
Area
 • Total250.61 km2 (96.76 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
 • Total44,341
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code250
Websitewww.frederikssund.dk

Frederikssund Kommune (Danish pronunciation: [fʁeðʁekˈsɔnˀ kʰoˈmuːnə]) is a municipality (Danish: kommune) on the shores of Roskilde Fjord in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. On 1 January 2007, the municipality was enlarged to include the old Jægerspris, Slangerup, and Skibby municipalities. It now covers an area of 250 km² and has a population of 44,401 (1 January 2014). As of 1 January 2014 its mayor is John Schmidt Andersen, a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre political party. Frederikssund municipality belongs to Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region).

The seat of its municipal council is the town of Frederikssund with a population of 15,283 (1 January 2009).[1] The town is connected to the Hornsherred peninsula by the Kronprins Frederik bridge. The former municipalities of Jægerspris and Skibby are located on this peninsula.

Locations[edit]

The ten largest locations in the municipality are:

Nr (#) City Population (2011)
1 Frederikssund 15.468
2 Slangerup 6.822
3 Jægerspris 4.065
4 Skibby 3.185
5 Græse Bakkeby 2.368
6 Kulhuse 912
7 Skuldelev 905
8 Gerlev 783
9 Store Rørbæk 570
10 Over Dråby Strand 442

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Frederikssund's municipal council consists of 23 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C E F O V Ø
2005 13 1 3 1 1 8 27 72.2% Ole Find Jensen (A)
2009 10 3 3 2 5 23 67.1%
2013 8 1 1 1 3 8 1 73.4% John S. Andersen (V)
2017 8 1 1 1 2 9 1 72.6%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Image gallery[edit]

Recent developments[edit]

The new harbour square provides the finishing touches to the harbour developments which began in the 1990s. There are also ambitious plans to build a new residential development to the south of Frederikssund near Store Rørbæk.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ New Town in the Øresund Region - housing potential in the new town next to Frederikssund Archived 16 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine - Paper presented at the ENHR conference, Ljubljana July 2006 Retrieved 9 January 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°50′13″N 12°03′55″E / 55.83694°N 12.06528°E / 55.83694; 12.06528