Sorø Municipality

Sorø Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 317 km2 (122 sq mi), and has a total population of 29,331 (2015).[1] The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Sorø. Other towns in the municipality are Dianalund, Stenlille, and Ruds Vedby.

Sorø Municipality
Sorø Kommune
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Coat of arms of Sorø Municipality
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Coordinates: 55°26′00″N 11°34′00″E / 55.43333°N 11.56667°E / 55.43333; 11.56667Coordinates: 55°26′00″N 11°34′00″E / 55.43333°N 11.56667°E / 55.43333; 11.56667
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand
Established1 January 2007
SeatSorø
Government
 • MayorGert Jørgensen (C)
Area
 • Total311.05 km2 (120.10 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 1, 2012)
 • Total29,400
 • Density95/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
IslandZealand
Municipal code340
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On 1 January 2007 Sorø municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Dianalund and Stenlille municipalities to form the new Sorø municipality.

LocationsEdit

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:[1]

# Locality Population (2015)
1 Sorø 7,754
2 Dianalund 4,003
3 Frederiksberg 3,461
4 Stenlille 2,073
5 Ruds Vedby 1,716
6 Fjenneslev 795
7 Nyrup 422
8 Munke Bjergby 315
9 Vedde 302
10 Tersløse 250

The city of SorøEdit

The city of Sorø has a population of 7,754 (2015)[1] and is the site of both the municipal council and the county council. It was scheduled to be regional seat for Region Sjælland, one of the five new regions to be implantated in Denmark 1 January 2007.

While by no means the biggest city in Denmark, it has great historical value. It was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagen, and is the site of Sorø Academy (Danish Sorø Akademi) and Sorø Klosterkirke, the church where Absalon is buried, along with other notable Danes, including royalty. Queen Margaret I of Denmark was buried at this church until moved to Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Sorø's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years.

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F J O U V Ø Å
2005 12 5 1 1 1 1 4 25 72.4% Ivan Hansen (A)
2009 11 5 3 2 4 68.2%
2013 8 1 6 1 3 5 1 74.7% Gert Jørgensen (C)
2017 8 1 7 1 3 3 1 1 72.3%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Statistikbanken". Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 2015-12-22.

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