Allerød Municipality

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Allerød Municipality
Municipality
Coat of arms of Allerød Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Allerød.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Lillerød
Government
 • Mayor Erik Lund (C)
Area
 • Total 67.44 km2 (26.04 sq mi)
Population (1 April 2014)
 • Total 24,201
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 201
Website www.alleroedkommune.dk

Allerød Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 67 km², and has a population of 24,201 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Jørgen Johansen, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party.

Overview[edit]

The main town, Lillerød, is also the site of the municipal council, and most people say 'Allerød'. Smaller towns inside the municipality are Blovstrød and the towns of Lynge and Uggeløse, which have grown together.

Neighboring municipalities are: Birkerød to the south, Hørsholm to the east, Karlebo and Hillerød to the north, Slangerup to the west, and Stenløse and Farum to the south-west.

Allerød municipality was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).

The warm period after the last ice age (Wisconsin glaciation) is named the Allerød Oscillation after an archaeological site found at Allerød.

In 1797 six Bronze Age lurs was found in Lynge at Brudevælte.

Allerød is part of the Green Cities concept [1]

Economy[edit]

Allerød has a large concentration of technology companies in its industrial zones at the outskirts of the town. These include the hearing aid company Widex, Welltech a producer and provider of robots for the off-shore industry and Weibel Scientific, a designer and manufacturer of continuous wave doppler radars. Hewlett-Packard's Danish headquarters is in Allerød. IBM has a large facility in Blovstrød, just outside Allerød, Widex in Vassingerød.

Other companies headquartered in Allerød are the engineering consultancy NIRAS, drug store and cosmetics chain MATAS, the development company Sjælsø Gruppen and the furniture companies Fritz Hansen and PP-Møbler.

Culture[edit]

Mungo Park is a small but very influential theatre, in the town centre.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green Cities concept in english

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°52′N 12°22′E / 55.867°N 12.367°E / 55.867; 12.367