Helsingør Municipality

Helsingør Municipality (a variant English name: Elsinore Municipality; Danish: Helsingør Kommune), is a municipality in the Capital Region on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 122 km², and has a total population of 61,538 (1 April 2014). Its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Benedikte Kiær, a member of the Conservative political party.

Helsingør
Kronborg Castle in Helsingør Kommune
Kronborg Castle in Helsingør Kommune
Coat of arms of Helsingør
Coat of arms
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°02′05″N 12°36′40″E / 56.0347°N 12.6111°E / 56.0347; 12.6111Coordinates: 56°02′05″N 12°36′40″E / 56.0347°N 12.6111°E / 56.0347; 12.6111
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
Government
 • MayorBenedikte Kiær
Area
 • Total118.90 km2 (45.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total62,092
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.helsingor.dk Edit this at Wikidata

LocationsEdit

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Helsingør.

Helsingør 47,000
Hellebæk 5,400
Hornbæk 3,600
Saunte 1,200
Kvistgård 1,100
Tikøb 710
Gurre 400
Langesø 290

Other towns and villages include

To the east is the Øresund, the strait which separates Zealand from Sweden. To the north is the Kattegat.

Ferry service connects the municipality at the town of Helsingør east over the Øresund to the town of Helsingborg, Sweden. The European routes E47 and E55 traverse the two cities.

Helsingør municipality was not merged with other municipalities due to the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).

HistoryEdit

The town as we know it today was founded in the 1420s by the Danish king Eric of Pomerania. He established the Sound Dues in 1429 and built the castle 'Krogen', which was made bigger in the 1580s and named Kronborg. Kronborg Castle, known internationally as the setting of William Shakespeare's theatre play Hamlet, is today the town's main tourist attraction.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Helsingør'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 L O V Ø
2005 8 1 9 2 1 3 1 25 66.0% Per Tærsbøl (C)
2009 7 8 4 1 2 2 1 67.4% Johannes Hect-Nielsen (V)
2013 6 1 9 1 1 3 2 2 73.8% Benedikte Kiær (C)
2017 8 1 9 1 1 2 1 2 72.0%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

EconomyEdit

Local companies include the Noa Noa clothing company, Barslund, Bavarian Nordic and Peter Beier Chokolade.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Helsingør is twinned with:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venskabsbyer". helsingor.dk (in Danish). Helsingør Kommune. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  2. ^ "Les villes jumelles à Rueil". villederueil.fr (in French). Rueil-Malmaison. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  3. ^ "Svezia, Danimarca e Giappone Gemellaggi diventati fuori moda". lastampa.it (in Italian). La Stampa. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2021-04-16.

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