Samsø Municipality

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Samsø Municipality

Samsø Kommune
Coat of arms of Samsø Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Samsø.PNG
Country Denmark
RegionFlag of Region Midtjylland.svg Central Denmark
EstablishedApril 1, 1970
SeatTranebjerg
Government
 • MayorMarcel Meijer (A)
Area
 • Total115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,657
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
Postal code
8305
Municipal code741
WebsiteSamsoe.dk

Samsø Municipality is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in Region of Central Denmark. Samsø municipality covers an area of 115 km2 in the Kattegat sea, between the Danish mainland of Jutland and Zealand and comprises the island of Samsø as well as a number of small surrounding islands. The mayor has since 2014 been Marcel Meijer, a member of the Social Democrats (Danish: Socialdemokraterne) political party. The seat of the municipal council is the town of Tranebjerg.

Ferry services connect the town of Sælvig to the town of Hov in Odder Municipality, and the town of Kolby Kås to the city of Kalundborg on Zealand. To the east is the strait of Samsø Bælt, separating Samsø from Zealand.

Samsø 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 Aarhus Municipality and limited cooperation with Odder Municipality.[1]

The municipality is part of Business Region Aarhus and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[2]

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