Solrød is a municipality in Region Sjælland on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 40 km², and has a total population of 21,582 (2014). Its mayor is Niels Hörup, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The municipal seat is Solrød Strand.
Solrød Centre, home to the town hall, the local S-train station and many shops
|• Mayor||Niels Emil Hörup (V)|
|• Total||40.0 km2 (15.4 sq mi)|
(1 January 1 2012)
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Most of the population lives in an urbanized belt between the coast of Køge Bay and the E47 motorway, developed in the 1970s. The northern part of the belt is Solrød Stand; this is the site of the municipal council. The southern part is Jersie Strand. The coastal belt is connected by S-train to central Copenhagen to the north, and to the city of Køge to the south, with stations at Solrød Strand and Jersie Strand.
Further inland lies fertile farmland, dotted with the old villages of Karlstrup, Solrød, Jersie, Kirke Skensved, and Gammel Havdrup. The town of Havdrup has a station on the Lille Syd railway between Roskilde and Køge.
There are popular beaches along the Køge Bay coast, and the municipality is a popular summer house area. The area attracts both local day visitors and summer vacationers who are interested in boating, beaches and sunshine.
The 2007 municipal reform left the boundaries of Solrød unchanged.
There are four urban areas in the municipality: