Brøndby Municipality

Brøndby Kommune (Danish: [ˈpʁɶnpy kʰoˈmuːnə]), a municipality (Danish: kommune) in the former Copenhagen County (now Region Hovedstaden), is on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 20.85 km2 (8.05 sq mi), and has a total population of 35,094 (2019). Its mayor Kent Max Magelund, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

Brøndby Municipality
Brøndby Rådhus (town hall) on Park Allé
Brøndby Rådhus (town hall) on Park Allé
Coat of arms of Brøndby Municipality
Map DK Brøndby.PNG
Coordinates: 55°39′17″N 12°24′59″E / 55.654722222222°N 12.416388888889°E / 55.654722222222; 12.416388888889Coordinates: 55°39′17″N 12°24′59″E / 55.654722222222°N 12.416388888889°E / 55.654722222222; 12.416388888889
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
SeatBrøndbyvester
Government
 • MayorKent Max Magelund (S)
Area
 • Total20.85 km2 (8.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total35,094[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code153
Websitewww.brondby.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The site of its municipal council is the town of Brøndbyvester. Neighboring municipalities are Hvidovre to the east, Rødovre to the north, Glostrup to the north, Albertslund to the northwest, and Vallensbæk to the west. To the south is Køge Bay (Køge Bugt).

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

The 'towns' of BrøndbyEdit

Brøndby consists of three cities: Brøndbyvester (west), Brøndbyøster (east) and to the south Brøndby Strand.

Brøndbyvester is the "original" Brøndby and has several old farmhouses, but mostly consists of single family houses - this is a typical middle-class Danish suburb. Brøndby's name in Danish combines both "water well" and "town".

Brøndbyøster is east of the big intersection that parts the three different Brøndbys. (Brøndby Strand Projects '93[1][permanent dead link]), this part of the city has many older people and immigrants.

Brøndby Strand is a mix of those two cities. There are lot of single-family houses and 12 high-rise residential estates. It is the only area in Denmark where more than 50 percent of the population aren't Danish-born, nor of Danish descent.[2] These four neighborhoods are also known as the Southside or Southcoast Copenhagen.

Brøndby is the home of Brøndby IF, a football club.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Brøndby's municipal council consists of 19 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 Å
2005 11 1 1 2 3 1 19 61.1% Ib Terp (A)
2009 7 1 4 4 2 1 58.2%
2013 10 1 4 3 1 64.6%
2017 11 1 1 3 2 1 62.0% Kent Magelund (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Brøndby is twinned with:[3]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.brondby.dk/Kommune/okonomi/Befolkningsprognose.aspx
  2. ^ "2660: Danmarks første postnummer med etniske danskere i undertal". 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Budget 2017 Bemærkninger". brondby.dk (in Danish). Brøndby Kommune. p. 302. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

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