Frederiksberg Municipality

Frederiksberg Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark. Part of the Capital Region of Denmark and the city of Copenhagen, it is surrounded by Copenhagen Municipality. The municipality, co-extensive with its seat, covers a total area (land and water) of 8.71 km2 (3.36 square miles; 871 hectares) according to the Municipal Key Figures[2] and has a population of 104,305 (1 January 2020) making it the smallest municipality in Denmark area-wise, the fifth most populous, and the most densely populated. Its mayor is Simon Aggesen from the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti).

Frederiksberg Municipality

Frederiksberg Kommune
Frederiksberg Allé near Madvigs Allé looking north-west.jpg
Coat of arms of Frederiksberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Frederiksberg.PNG
Coordinates: 55°40′40″N 12°32′00″E / 55.6778°N 12.5333°E / 55.6778; 12.5333Coordinates: 55°40′40″N 12°32′00″E / 55.6778°N 12.5333°E / 55.6778; 12.5333
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
SeatFrederiksberg
Government
 • MayorSimon Aggesen
Area
 • Total8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2020[1])
 • Total104,305
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
Websitewww.frederiksberg.dk Edit this at Wikidata
Locator map in Copenhagen

The city of Frederiksberg is the only town in the municipality, and is therefore the site of its municipal council.

Frederiksberg is located as an enclave within the municipality of Copenhagen, the national capital. The municipality was originally situated west of Copenhagen, but after a number of smaller municipalities were merged with Copenhagen in 1901, it became completely surrounded by Copenhagen.

Frederiksberg was one of the three last Danish municipalities not belonging to a County—the others being Copenhagen and Bornholm. On 1 January 2007, the municipality lost its county privileges and became part of Region Hovedstaden (i.e. the Copenhagen Capital Region).

Frederiksberg municipality was not merged with other municipalities as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Frederiksberg'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 I O V Ø Å
2005 5 2 13 2 1 2 25 64.7% Mads Lebech (C)
2009 6 1 12 4 1 1 64.2% Jørgen Glenthøj (C)
2013 4 2 10 2 1 1 2 3 70.3%
2017 4 3 11 1 1 1 3 1 71.2%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

MayorsEdit

  • Marius Godskesen (1919–1936)
  • Vilhelm Fischer (1936–1948)
  • Aksel Møller (1948–1950, 1954–1958)
  • Arne Stæhr Johansen (1950–1954, 1958–1978)
  • John Winther (1978–2000)
  • Mads Lebech (2001–2009)
  • Jørgen Glenthøj (2009–2019)
  • Simon Aggesen (2019–)

Main sightsEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Frederiksberg is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 January database from Statistics Denmark (in Danish)
  2. ^ De Kommunale Nøgletal
  3. ^ "Foreningen NORDEN Frederiksberg". foreningennordenfrederiksberg.dk (in Danish). Frederiksberg Kommune. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

External linksEdit