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 50,039 (1. January 2023).[1] It is also the name of the municipal seat, Ballerup.

Ballerup Municipality
Ballerup Kommune
Coat of arms of Ballerup Municipality
Coordinates: 55°44′00″N 12°22′00″E / 55.7333°N 12.3667°E / 55.7333; 12.3667
Established1 January 1842
 • MayorJesper Würtzen (S)
 • Total34.09 km2 (13.16 sq mi)
 (1. January 2023)[1]
 • Total50,039
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code151 Edit this at Wikidata
Måløv church

Overview Edit

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 1 January 2007 by the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

Economy Edit

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

Politics Edit

Municipal council Edit

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
Turnout Elected
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 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin towns – sister cities Edit

Ballerup is twinned with:[3]

Ballerup also cooperates with Ystad in Sweden.[3]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b BY2: Population 1. January by municipality The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Kommunalbestyrelsen". (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  3. ^ a b "Kommunens internationale samarbejder". (in Danish). Ballerup Kommune. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

External links Edit