Taastrup (Danish pronunciation: [ˈtˢɒstʁɔp]) 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 2019 was 34,248.[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
CountryDenmark
RegionCapital (Hovedstaden)
MunicipalityHøje-Taastrup
Government
 • MayorMichael Ziegler
Area
 • City78.41 km2 (30.27 sq mi)
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • City34,248
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Metro
48,807
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2630
Area code(s)(+45) 43
Websitehttp://www.htk.dk/

GeographyEdit

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

Twinned citiesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Taastrup at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°18′E / 55.650°N 12.300°E / 55.650; 12.300