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Taastrup is a Danish railway town or/and suburb of Copenhagen - 15 km west of the capital's city centre, and formerly the administrative seat of Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Region Hovedstaden. It takes its name from the village of Taastrup Valby, which also gave its name to the station established in 1859, from which the town grew. The population on 1 January 2014 was 33,121.[1] It forms a twin (sub)urban area with neighbouring suburb Høje Taastrup since the 1980s, that has engulfed the villages of Taastrup Valby, Høje Taastrup, Kragehave and Klovtofte. This area has almost grown together with the town of Hedehusene.

Taastrup
Taastrup New Church in September 2006
Taastrup New Church in September 2006
Map DK Høje-Taastrup.PNG
Taastrup is located in Denmark
Taastrup
Taastrup
Coordinates: 55°39′04″N 12°15′58″E / 55.65111°N 12.26611°E / 55.65111; 12.26611
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Høje-Taastrup
Government
 • Mayor Michael Ziegler
Area(in Høje-Taastrup Municipality)
 • City 78.41 km2 (30.27 sq mi)
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2014)
 • City 33,121
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 48,807
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 2630
Area code(s) (+45) 43
Website http://www.htk.dk/

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The town is halfway between Metropolitan Copenhagen and Roskilde, close to the suburbs and municipalities of Albertslund and Ishøj.

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