Halsnæs Municipality

Halsnæs Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden ("Capital Region"). The municipality covers a total area (land and water) of 122.15 km² (2013), according to Municipal Key Figures (De Kommunale Nøgletal (www.noegletal.dk)), and has a total population of 31,420 (1 January 2021). The municipality also includes the island Hesselø. Up to 20 km2 of the total area is water, as part of the largest lake in Denmark, Arresø, lies within the municipality. Its name comes from Halsnæs, the peninsula that forms the western part of the municipality.

Halsnæs Municipality
Halsnæs Kommune
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Halsnæs Municipality
Map DK Frederiksværk-Hundested.PNG
Coordinates: 56°N 12°E / 56°N 12°E / 56; 12Coordinates: 56°N 12°E / 56°N 12°E / 56; 12
Established1 January 2007
 • MayorSteffen Jensen (S)
 • Total122.15 km2 (47.16 sq mi)
 (1 January 2021)
 • Total31,420
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code260
Websitewww.halsnaes.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The municipality was created on 1 January 2007 as a merger of the former municipalities of Frederiksværk and Hundested. At first the merged municipality wore the hyphenated name Frederiksværk-Hundested, but it was changed to Halsnæs on 1 January 2008. Its mayor, as of 1 January 2018, is Steffen Jensen, a member of the Social Democrats political party.


Lake Arresø, the largest lake in Denmark, has its western part in the municipality. Originally a fjord connected to Kattegat, it was landlocked when the land northwest of the lake rose by 5 meters in the last ice age. In 1717, by royal order a canal was built (finished in 1719) to connect the lake with Roskilde fjord. The construction of the canal was necessary because the natural stream (Danish:å) from the lake to the fjord was filling up with sand. The water in the newly built canal was harnessed by a watermill, and the town of Frederiksværk basically was created through industrialization.

Urban areasEdit

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Frederiksværk 12,257
2 Hundested 8,861
3 Liseleje 2.580
4 Ølsted 1,863
5 Vinderød 1,033
6 Melby 792
7 Evetofte 368
8 Torup 321
9 Ølsted Sydstrand 250
10 Ølsted Strandhuse 220


Municipal councilEdit

Halsnæs' municipal council consists of 21 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
Turnout Elected
2005 13 1 2 1 3 4 1 25 66.5% Helge Friis (A)
2009 8 1 3 3 6 21 64.5%
2013 8 1 4 7 1 73.1% Steen Hasselriis (V)
2017 10 2 2 6 1 71.1% Steffen Jensen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017



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