Frederikshavn Municipality

Frederikshavn municipality is the northernmost Danish municipality, located in Region Nordjylland.

Frederikshavn municipality
Frederikshavn Kommune
Municipality
A view over Frederikshavn ubt.jpeg
Official logo of Frederikshavn municipality
Map DK Frederikshavn.PNG
Coordinates: 57°26′28″N 10°32′23″E / 57.4411°N 10.5397°E / 57.4411; 10.5397Coordinates: 57°26′28″N 10°32′23″E / 57.4411°N 10.5397°E / 57.4411; 10.5397
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Nordjylland
City charter1818
Current municipality1 January 2007
SeatFrederikshavn
Government
 • MayorBirgit Hansen
Area
 • Total648.6 km2 (250.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total59,987
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
Websitefrederikshavn.dk Edit this at Wikidata

As a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), it is a merger between the previous municipalities of Frederikshavn, Skagen and Sæby. The new municipality has an area of 642 km² and a total population of 59,987 (2019).[1]

The first mayor of the new municipality was Erik Sørensen (Social Democrats). Since 2014 it has been Birgit Hansen which governs by a broad coalition with the rest of all the parties.

TownsEdit

The following is a list of settlements within the municipality by population.

Frederikshavn 23,000
Sæby 8,700
Skagen 8,200
Strandby 2,400
Ålbæk 1,500
Østervrå 1,300
Elling 1,200
Kilden 900
Gærum 650
Dybvad 640
Ravnshøj 640
Jerup 620
Voerså 570
Hørby 440
Kvissel 430
Halbjerg 340
Thorshøj 280
Syvsten 270

MayorEdit

For a list of mayors in Skagen and Sæby before the 2007 merger, see below.

FrederikshavnEdit

# Name Took office Left office Political Party
1 F. E. E. Erichsen 1870 1882 By royal decree
2 Niels Tvede 1882 1899 By royal decree
3 C. A. Ramsing 1900 1913 By royal decree
4 P. E. Holsøe 1913 1919 By royal decree
5 Christen Elius Andersen 1919 1920 Conservatives
6 Johan Gustav Hassing 1920 1933 Conservatives
7 Frithjof Houmøller 1933 1936 Conservatives
8 Harald Victor Alster 1936 1937 Conservatives
9 Lars Christian Fisker 1937 1950 Social Democrats
10 Westy Beckett 1950 1954 Conservatives
11 Lars Christian Fisker 1954 1960 Social Democrats
12 Harald Jensen 1960 1965 Social Democrats
13 Christian Pedersen 1965 1970 Social Democrats
14 Villy Christensen 1970 1985 Social Democrats
15 Ove Christensen 1986 1993 Social Democrats
16 Jens Christian Larsen 1994 1997 Venstre
17 Erik Sørensen 1998 2006 Social Democrats
Merger
17 Erik Sørensen 2007 2009 Social Democrats
18 Lars Møller 2010 2013 Venstre
19 Birgit Hansen 2014 Incumbent Social Democrats
Source:[2][3]

Former Skagen municipalityEdit

# Name Took office Left office Political Party
1 Iver Christensen 1919 1924
2 Jakob Peder Jacobsen 1924 1925 Indre Mission
3 Søren Møller 1924 1942
4 Thomas Andreasen Geisnæs 1942 1946
5 Holger Hansen 1946 1950
6 A. M. Nielsen 1950 1958
7 Carl Berg 1958 1968
8 Poul Møller 1968 1972
9 Carl Winther 1972 1974
10 H. Nibe Hansen 1972 1974
11 Erik Thomsen 1986 1989
12 H. Nibe Hansen 1990 1971
13 Inger Støtt 1992 1993 Venstre
14 Kurt Kirkedal Jensen 1994 2001 Social Democrats
18 Hans Rex Christensen 2002 2006 Venstre
Source:[4]

Former Sæby municipalityEdit

# Name Took office Left office Political Party
1 P. Dicksen 1919 1921
2 N. P. Nielsen 1921 1929
3 P. Lund 1929 1933
4 Louis Nielsen 1933 1934 Social Democrats
5 N. P. Nielsen 1934 1943
6 Christian Kjærsgaard 1943 1943
7 Aage Neergaard 1943 1946 Venstre
8 Christian Kjærsgaard 1946 1950 Venstre
9 Erling Mehlsen 1950 1958 Conservatives
10 Aage Neergaard 1958 1960 Venstre
11 Laurids Christensen 1960 1966 Social Democrats
12 Erling Mehlsen 1966 1970 Conservatives
13 Ingemann Christensen 1970 1974 Venstre
14 Frede Fredborg Christensen 1974 1989 Venstre
15 Hans Krarup Olesen 1990 1993
16 Leif Bak 1994 1997 Social Democrats
17 Folmer Hansen 1998 2006 Venstre
Source:[5]

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Frederikshavn's municipal council consists of 29 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 C D F O T U V Ø
2005 15 1 2 1 1 1 10 31 66.8% Erik Sørensen (A)
2009 11 2 5 3 10 64.2% Lars Møller (V)
2013 14 1 1 4 10 1 72.3% Birgit Stenbak Hansen (A)
2017 18 1 1 2 6 1 29 71.5%
2021 18 2 1 1 1 6 68.1%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Frederikshavn is twinned with:[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Kongeligt udnævnte Borgmestre". stadsarkiv.frederikshavn.dk (in Danish). Frederikshavn Stadsarkiv. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Borgmestre Frederikshavn Kommune". stadsarkiv.frederikshavn.dk (in Danish). Frederikshavn Stadsarkiv. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Borgmestre i Skagen". stadsarkiv.frederikshavn.dk (in Danish). Frederikshavn Stadsarkiv. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Borgmestre i Sæby". stadsarkiv.frederikshavn.dk (in Danish). Frederikshavn Stadsarkiv. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Venskabsbyer". frederikshavn.dk (in Danish). Frederikshavn Kommune. Retrieved 14 April 2021.

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