Køge Municipality

Køge Municipality (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰøː(j)ə]) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) approx. 40 km southwest of Copenhagen. The municipality covers an area of 255 km² (98 sq. miles), and has a total population of 60,675 (2019). Until January 2007, its mayor was Torben Hansen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party, who died while still in office. He was replaced by Marie Stærke, who at age 27 was Denmark's youngest mayor at that time. [1]

Køge Municipality

Køge Kommune
A street in Køge
A street in Køge
Coat of arms of Køge Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Køge.PNG
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Zealand
SeatKøge
Government
 • MayorMarie Stærke (A)
Area
 • Total255.47 km2 (98.64 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2019)
 • Total60,675
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code259
Websitewww.koege.dk

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Køge. Suburbs inside the urban area of Køge include Køge Nord (Ølby Lyng and Ølsemagle Lyng) to the north and Herfølge to the south. Towns inside the municipality but outside the central urban area include Borup, Ejby, Bjæverskov, Lille Skensved, Lellinge and Algestrup.

As a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), on 1 January 2007, the prior Køge municipality was merged with Skovbo Municipality to form the new Køge municipality.

Urban areasEdit

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Køge 35,295
2 Borup 4.190
3 Bjæverskov 2,856
4 Ejby 2,831
5 Vemmedrup 1,688
6 Lille Skensved 1,450
7 Algestrup 871
8 Lellinge 687
9 Nørre Dalby 543
10 Slimminge 475

PoliticsEdit

Køge's municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years.

Municipal councilEdit

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C D F I I O U V Ø
2005 11 1 2 1 1 3 8 27 70.2% Marie Stærke (A)
2009 9 4 2 4 2 6 75.9%
2013 7 2 2 3 1 10 2 71.8% Flemming Christensen (C)
2017 10 4 3 1 2 6 1 72.6% Marie Stærke (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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