Rødovre Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. Its mayor is Erik Nielsen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party who hold a majority of seats in the council.
|• Mayor||Erik Nielsen (S)|
|• Total||12.12 km2 (4.68 sq mi)|
|Population (1 April 2014)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The municipality was created in 1901 when the parish of Rødovre was split from Brønshøj-Rødovre parish; the Brønshøj part was simultaneously annexed by the city of Copenhagen. The municipality reforms of 1970 and of 2007 both left the boundaries of Rødovre unchanged.
The municipality covers an area of 12 km², all part of the larger conurbation of Copenhagen, and has a total population of 37,540 (1 April 2014).
Demographically Rødovre is a multi-cultured mixed suburb with no larger ethnic group of people. People from many different countries and middle-class/low-class inhabitants live next to each other.
Rødovre is the home town of the ice-hockey team Rødovre Mighty Bulls.
Artist Henry Heerup created many of his works in his outdoor atelier in Rødovre, and willed a collection of his own works to the municipality.
Peter Lundin killed and dismembered his partner and her two sons while they were living in Rødovre.
Michael Stützer of Thrash Metal band Artillery
Jakob Ejersbo, Author (Nordkraft, Trilogi om Afrika etc.)
Among famous men from Rødovre is Søren Rønø, known throughout the world for his Danish specialty dishes, including his delicious Risalamande med Kirsebær made from his mother's recipe which he remembers from his childhood near Damhusøen on Diana Vej. It is a Christmas favorite from coast to coast in the U.S.A. Equally delicious are Søren's Brunkager and Æbleskiver.
The television show Rita is filmed in Islev, Rødvore.