Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality (occasionally spelled Lyngby-Tårbæk) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the Capital Region of Denmark near Copenhagen on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand (Danish: Sjælland). It is part of the Greater Copenhagen area. The municipality borders Rudersdal Municipality to the north, Furesø Municipality to the west and Gladsaxe and Gentofte Municipality to the south. It borders the Øresund to the east.
Lyngby town hall
|Established||April 1, 1970|
|• Mayor||Sofia Osmani (C)|
|• Total||38.88 km2 (15.01 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipality covers an area of 39 km², and has a population of 56,614 (2021). Its mayor is Sofia Osmani, a member of the Conservative People's Party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Kongens Lyngby.
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality was not merged with any other municipality in the municipal reform of 2007.
In the Middle Ages, when Denmark was divided into syssels, Lyngby-Taarbæk was part of Østersyssel. It later became a part of Copenhagen Fief, which was changed to Copenhagen County in 1661. Although Copenhagen County changed many times over the years, Lyngby-Taarbæk always remained within the borders. When the counties were disestablished in 2007, Lyngby-Taarbæk came under the new Capital Region of Denmark.
Since 1842, and until the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform, Lyngby-Taarbæk was a parish municipality. It became a regular municipality with the 1970 reform, and its borders have remained unchanged since. Lyngby-Taarbæk wasn't merged with any other municipality in the 2007 municipal reform.
|1||Paul Fenneberg||Conservative People's Party||1970–1973|
|2||Ole Harkjær||Conservative People's Party||1973–1987|
|3||Kai Aage Ørnskov||Conservative People's Party||1987–2001|
|4||Rolf Aagaard-Svendsen||Conservative People's Party||2001–2010|
|5||Søren P. Rasmussen||Venstre||2010–2013|
|6||Sofia Osmani||Conservative People's Party||2013–present|
Nearly the entirety of Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality is part of the Greater Copenhagen area and so there are no towns or villages in the municipality. Instead there are named neighborhoods. On the list below are all the neighbourhoods with counted populations (numbers as of 2018).
Kongens Lyngby (or simply Lyngby) is located in the southern part of the municipality. The neighbourhoods of Fuglevad, Lundtofte and Fortunen borders Kongens Lyngby to the north. Also bordering Kongens Lyngby are Bagsværd to the west and Buddinge to the south, both located in Gladsaxe Municipality. Also to the south are Vangede and to the east is Jægersborg, both located in Gentofte Municipality. Lyngby Lake is located north of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood primarily consists of residential buildings, though in the north are numerous facilities and shops, including the mall Lyngby Storcenter. Also located in this area is the neighbourhood's train station and city hall, as well as Lyngby Church.
Taarbæk is a small town or neighbourhood located in the eastern part of the municipality. It borders the Øresund to the east and Jægersborg Dyrehave to the west. Klampenborg is located to the south. Although Taarbæk is technically connected to the Greater Copenhagen Area, and thus a neighbourhood of Copenhagen, it is in the outskirts of the Greater Copenhagen Area and is occasionally referred to as its own town. Taarbæk is a former fishing village, with many old fishing houses preserved. The neighbourhood is, however, dominated by high-end luxury villas. Taarbæk Church and Taarbæk Harbour are both located centrally in the neighbourhood.
Virum is a neighbourhood located in the north-western part of the municipality. It borders the lake of Furesø to the west. It borders the neighbourhood of Brede to the east, Frederiksdal to the south and Sorgenfri to the south and east. To the north it borders Holte in Rudersdal Municipality. Virum is primarily a residential neighbourhood. Virum Church is located in Virum.
There are few real villages in the municipality, though there are several small or isolated neighbourhoods. These villages and small neighbourhoods are listed below.
|Kongens Lyngby Enghave|
Cottageparken is a public park located by Taarbæk. It used to be a part of Jægersborg Dyrehave, with the oaks of the part dating back from 1763, when a number of oaks where planted in the park. The forest was cleared to make room for buildings, including a spa.
418 acres of land is protected around the stream Mølleåen, as well as areas around Lyngby Lake and Bagsværd Lake. Mølleåen is 36 km long and runs through the entire municipality from the coast and onwards to Bastrup Lake in Allreød and Egedal Municipality. Notable plants around the stream include marsh-marigold, yellow iris and water buttercup.
Jægersborg Dyrehave is a forest park located in the eastern part of Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, bordering Taarbæk to the east. The amusement park Dyrehavsbakken is located in the southern part of the park. The park spans 11 km2 and is home to around 2000 red and fallow deer. There are 19 gates to the park, all of them painted a characteristic red. The current design of the gates date back to the 1700s. The park is home to many old oaks, the oldest being around 850 years old and known as Skovfogedegen (literally "forest ranger oak"), named such because it is located next to the forest ranger house Klampehus. The oak is hollow, and has throughout history been used for many things, including church ceremonies and as a shed for peat. Another oak is named Christian V's Oak, named such because Christian V suffered his fatal hunting injury nearby, when he was kicked by a wounded deer. Another old oak is named Ulvedalsegen and is around 600—700 years old. The park is also home to hawthorn, most of it naturally occurring. In the park is a mass grave from the Black Death victims from the 1600s and 1700s. These graves have been planted with hawthorn.
Jægersborg Dyrehave is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed among the par force hunting landscape in North Zealand. The park was originally established as hunting grounds, for hunts with hounds. The paths of the park reflects this, with a star-shaped path system, that would allow the hunters a better view of the hunting dogs.
The Hermitage Hunting Lodge is located centrally in the park. It is a former hunting lodge used to host royal banquets after hunts in Dyrehaven. It was built in 1734-36 by architect Lauritz de Thurah.
Lyngby-Taarbæk's municipal council consists of 21 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since 1989.
|1989||5||1||10||2||1||1||1||21||Kai Aage Ørnskov (C)|
|2001||5||1||7||2||1||5||Rolf Aagaard-Svendsen (C)|
|2009||4||2||4||4||1||6||68.2%||Søren P. Rasmussen (V)|
|2013||5||1||5||2||1||1||5||1||74.0%||Sofia Osmani (C)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk and Statistikbanken.dk|
Companies with their headquarters in the municipality include investment company DADES, one of the largest one of the largest private property investment companies in Denmark. DDC-I is a software development company, also with their headquarter located in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality. Also located in the municipality are coating supplier Hempel and porcelain factory Porcelænsfabrikken Danmark. Catalysis company Haldor Topsøe also have their headquarter in the municipality. Catalysts by Haldor Topsøe are used in production of around 50% of the world's fertilizer.
There are 6 parishes in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality. Shown in the table below are the populations of each parish, as well as the percentage of that population that are members of the Church of Denmark. All numbers are from 1 January 2021.
The coat of arms of Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality is two distinct coats of arms, always portrayed together. On the left is the coat of arms of. Lyngby and on the right is the coat of arms of Taarbæk. The coat of arms was first used in 1916. The coat of arms of Lyngby is red with a grey wavy line going across the shield. This line represents the stream Mølleåen, and the three water mill wheels represent the place's history with water mills. Above the grey line is a bronze-coloured crown, referring to former crown lands in the area. Also on the coat of arms are three branches of heather (Danish: Lyng), from which the place has its name. The coat of arms of Taarbæk is blue with two silver oars crossing the center along with a boat hook and an eel trap, also portrayed in silver. The fishing equipment refers to the place's history with fishing in Øresund.
- Frederick IX of Denmark (1899 on Sorgenfri Palace — 1972), king of Denmark from 1947 to 1972
- Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900 on Sorgenfri Palace — 1976), hereditary prince and former heir presumptive
- Ingolf of Rosenborg (born 1940 on Sorgenfri Palace), count
Public thought and politicsEdit
- Vilhelm Theodor Walther (1819 in Kongens Lyngby — 1892), architect and building inspector
- Ingrid Jespersen (1867 in Kongens Lyngby — 1938), pedagogue and school principal
- Finn Thiesen (born 1941 in Kongens Lyngby), linguist and translator
- Carsten Koch (born 1945 in Kongens Lyngby), former MF and minister
- Lise-Lotte Rebel (born 1951 in Kongens Lyngby), bishop and first woman bishop in the Church of Denmark
- Mads Tofte (born 1959 in Kongens Lyngby), computer scientist
- Stine Bosse (born 1960 in Virum), businesswoman
- Torsten Stiig Jansen (born 1963 in Virum), journalist and diplomat
- Henrik Sass Larsen (born 1966 in Virum), former MF and minister
- Daniel Toft Jakobsen (born 1978 in Kongens Lyngby), MF
- Ida Brun (1792 on Sophienholm — 1857), singer, dancer and mime artist
- Ferdinand Richardt (1819 in Brede — 1895), artist and lithographer
- Elisa Marie Thornam (1857 in Kongens Lyngby — 1901), landscape painter and botanical illustrator
- Georg Jensen (1866 in Raadvad — 1935), silversmith and founder of Georg Jensen A/S
- Olga Wagner (1873 in Kongens Lyngby — 1963), painter and sculptor
- Dagmar Freuchen-Gale (1907 in Kongens Lyngby — 1991), illustrator, author and editor
- Kasper Heiberg (1928 in Kongens Lyngby — 1984), painter and sculptor
- Henning Moritzen (1928 in Taarbæk — 2012), actor
- Nina Pens Rode (1929 in Kongens Lyngby — 1992), actress
- Bille August (born 1948 in Brede), director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
- Kirsten Ortwed (born 1948 in Virum), artist and sculptor
- Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952 in Kongens Lyngby), composer
- Lars Haagensen (born 1953 in Sorgenfri), musicians and painter
- Lars von Trier (born 1956 in Kongens Lyngby), film director and screenwriter
- Søs Fenger (born 1961 in Kongens Lyngby), musician
- Morten Wedendahl (born 1961 in Virum), composer
- Sofus Rose (1894 in Kongens Lyngby — 1974), long-distance runner
- Margot Bærentzen (1907 in Kongens Lyngby — 1983), fencer
- Erling Stuer Lauridsen (1916 in Kongens Lyngby — 2012), wrestler
- Johan Runge (1924 in Kongens Lyngby — 2005), weightlifter
- Helge Hansen (1925 in Kongens Lyngby — 2008), cyclist
- Ib Larsen (born 1945 in Kongens Lyngby), rower
- Jan Popiel (born 1947 in Virum), ice hockey player
- Marianne Halfdan-Nielsen (born 1956 in Virum), sailor
- Klaus Berggreen (born 1958 in Virum), footballer
- John Helt (born 1959 in Virum), footballer
- Henrik Larsen (born 1966 in Kongens Lyngby), footballer and football manager
- Morten Egeblad Christoffersen (born 1968 in Virum), windsurfer
- Berit Christoffersen (born 1973 in Virum), rower
- Jakob Piil (born 1973 in Virum, bicycle racer
- Mikkel Beckmann (born 1983 in Virum), footballer
- Thomas Kristensen (born 1983 in Virum), footballer
- Frederik Nielsen (born 1983 in Kongens Lyngby), tennis player
- Nabil Aslam (born 1984 in Kongens Lyngby), footballer
- Jeanette Ottesen (born 1987 in Kongens Lyngby), swimmer
- Mai Grage (born 1992 in Kongens Lyngby), tennis player
- Mikkel Basse (born 1996 in Virum), footballer
- Jacob Bruun Larsen (born 1998 in Kongens Lyngby), footballer
- Christian Rasmussen (born 2003 in Kongens Lyngby), footballer
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