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. 
A street in Køge
|• Mayor||Marie Stærke (A)|
|• Total||255.47 km2 (98.64 sq mi)|
(1 January 2019)
|• Density||240/km2 (620/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 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.
The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:
Køge's municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||11||1||2||1||1||3||8||27||70.2%||Marie Stærke (A)|
|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|
Sister cities and townsEdit
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map