Gladsaxe Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) near Copenhagen in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25 km2 (10 sq mi), and has a total population of 66,693 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Trine Græse, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
|• Mayor||Trine Græse (S)|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Population (1 April 2014)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The site of its municipal council is the town of Buddinge. Other towns in the municipality are Gladsaxe, Bagsværd, and Mørkhøj (Søborg is often mentioned wrongly, but it is just a part of Buddinge)—but town limits are not distinguishable because the towns have grown together in an urban sprawl. Mørkhøj, Værebro in Bagsværd and Høje-Gladsaxe are larger housing projects and home to many immigrants and being typical for many concrete highrise suburbs in Copenhagen. Picture of Gladsaxe Heights:[permanent dead link]
Since 2014, Gladsaxe been home to Copenhagen gem and mineral show, the largest gem and mineral show in Scandinavia. The show is an annual two-day event that attracts exhibitors from all around the world and an audience of thousands from Denmark and Sweden.
Gladsaxe municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).
Parks and open spacesEdit
Park and green spaces in Gladsaxe Municipality include Aldershvile Slotspark, Bagsværd Fort Folkepark, Bagsværd Sø, Bagsværd Søpark, Gladsaxe Fort Gyngemosen og Høje Gladsaxe Park, Kagsåparken, Nybro Åmose, Radiomarken and Smør- og Fedtmosen.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
Gladsaxe is twinned with:
- "Parker og naturområder" (in Danish). AOK. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Taani delegatsioon Haaberstis" (in Estonian). Haabersti Postipoiss. 19 June 2003. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Gradovi prijatelji Splita" [Split Twin Towns]. Grad Split [Split Official City Website] (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2013.