Ballerup Municipality

Ballerup Kommune (Danish: [ˈpɛˀləʁop kʰoˈmuːnə]) is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. It is located approximately 15 kilometers from central Copenhagen. The municipality covers an area of 34.09 km², and has a population of 48,231 (1. January 2017).[1] It is also the name of the municipal seat, Ballerup.

Ballerup Municipality
Ballerup Kommune
Ballerup - Centrumgaden.jpg
Coat of arms of Ballerup Municipality
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Coordinates: 55°44′00″N 12°22′00″E / 55.733333333333°N 12.366666666667°E / 55.733333333333; 12.366666666667Coordinates: 55°44′00″N 12°22′00″E / 55.733333333333°N 12.366666666667°E / 55.733333333333; 12.366666666667
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
Established1 January 1842
SeatBallerup
Government
 • MayorJesper Würtzen (S)
Area
 • Total34.09 km2 (13.16 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total48,231
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code151
Websitewww.ballerup.dk Edit this at Wikidata
Måløv church

OverviewEdit

As of November 2020, the mayor is Jesper Würtzen of the Social Democrats.[2]

Other than Ballerup, the towns that make up the municipality are Måløv and Skovlunde.

Neighboring municipalities are Herlev to the east, Furesø to the north, Egedal to the west, and Albertslund and Glostrup to the south.

The geography of Ballerup municipality was not affected on January 1, 2007, by the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

EconomyEdit

The municipality is home to companies such as GN Store Nord, Orbicon and Leo Pharma and Toms International.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Ballerup's municipal council consists of 25 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 F O V Ø
2005 15 1 2 2 2 3 25 68.5% Ove E. Dalsgaard (A)
2009 15 2 4 2 2 64.1%
2013 14 1 3 5 2 71.0% Jesper Würtzen (A)
2017 16 1 1 2 3 2 70.2%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Ballerup is twinned with:[3]

Ballerup also cooperates with Ystad in Sweden.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ballerup i tal". ballerup.dk. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  2. ^ "Kommunalbestyrelsen". ballerup.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  3. ^ a b "Kommunens internationale samarbejder". ballerup.dk (in Danish). Ballerup Kommune. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

External linksEdit