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.
Kronborg Castle in Helsingør Kommune
Location in Denmark
|• Mayor||Benedikte Kiær|
|• Total||118.90 km2 (45.91 sq mi)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Helsingør.
Other towns and villages include
Helsingør municipality was not merged with other municipalities due to the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).
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.
Helsingør's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|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)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- "Venskabsbyer". helsingor.dk (in Danish). Helsingør Kommune. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "Les villes jumelles à Rueil". villederueil.fr (in French). Rueil-Malmaison. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
- "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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