Frederikssund Municipality

Frederikssund Kommune (Danish pronunciation: [fʁeðʁekˈsɔnˀ kʰoˈmuːnə]) is a municipality (Danish: kommune) on the shores of Roskilde Fjord in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. On 1 January 2007, the municipality was enlarged to include the old Jægerspris, Slangerup, and Skibby municipalities. It now covers an area of 250 km² and has a population of 44,401 (1 January 2014). As of 1 January 2014 its mayor is John Schmidt Andersen, a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre political party. Frederikssund municipality belongs to Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region).

Frederikssund Municipality
Frederikssund Kommune
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Coat of arms of Frederikssund Municipality
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Coordinates: 55°50′13″N 12°03′55″E / 55.836944444444°N 12.065277777778°E / 55.836944444444; 12.065277777778Coordinates: 55°50′13″N 12°03′55″E / 55.836944444444°N 12.065277777778°E / 55.836944444444; 12.065277777778
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
Established1 January 2007
SeatFrederikssund
Government
 • MayorJohn Schmidt Andersen (1 January 2014-) (V)
Area
 • Total250.61 km2 (96.76 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
 • Total44,341
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code250
Websitewww.frederikssund.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The seat of its municipal council is the town of Frederikssund with a population of 15,283 (1 January 2009).[1] The town is connected to the Hornsherred peninsula by the Kronprins Frederik bridge. The former municipalities of Jægerspris and Skibby are located on this peninsula.

LocationsEdit

The ten largest locations in the municipality are:

Nr (#) City Population (2011)
1 Frederikssund 15,468
2 Slangerup 6,822
3 Jægerspris 4,065
4 Skibby 3,185
5 Græse Bakkeby 2,368
6 Kulhuse 912
7 Skuldelev 905
8 Gerlev 783
9 Store Rørbæk 570
10 Over Dråby Strand 442

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Frederikssund's municipal council consists of 23 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 E F O V Ø
2005 13 1 3 1 1 8 27 72.2% Ole Find Jensen (A)
2009 10 3 3 2 5 23 67.1%
2013 8 1 1 1 3 8 1 73.4% John S. Andersen (V)
2017 8 1 1 1 2 9 1 72.6%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Recent developmentsEdit

The new harbour square provides the finishing touches to the harbour developments which began in the 1990s. There are also ambitious plans to build a new residential development to the south of Frederikssund in Vinge north of Store Rørbæk. Vinge Station on the C line of the S-train was opened 14 December 2020.[2]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Frederikssund is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ New Town in the Øresund Region - housing potential in the new town next to Frederikssund Archived 16 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine - Paper presented at the ENHR conference, Ljubljana July 2006 Retrieved 9 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Internationale samarbejder". frederikssund.dk (in Danish). Frederikssund Kommune. Retrieved 14 April 2021.

External linksEdit