Brøndby Municipality

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Brøndby Municipality
Municipality
Coat of arms of Brøndby Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Brøndby.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Brøndbyvester
Government
 • Mayor Ib Terp (S)
Area
 • Total 28.05 km2 (10.83 sq mi)
Population (1 April 2014)
 • Total 34,793
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 153
Website www.brondby.dk

Brøndby Kommune, a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the former Copenhagen County (now Region Hovedstaden), is on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 28.05 km², and has a total population of 34,793 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Ib Terp, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

The site of its municipal council is the town of Brøndbyvester. Neighboring municipalities are Hvidovre to the east, Rødovre and Glostrup to the north, Albertslund to the northwest, and Vallensbæk to the west. To the south is Køge Bay (Køge Bugt).

The geography of Brøndby municipality was not affected on 1 January 2007 by the result of the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).

The town of Brøndby[edit]

Brøndby Rådhus (town hall) on Park Allé

Brøndby consists of three cities: Brøndbyvester (west), Brøndbyøster (east) and to the south Brøndby Strand. Brøndbyøster is the "original" Brøndby and has a couple of old farmhouses, but mostly consists of single family houses - this is a typical middle-class Danish suburb. Brondby's name in Danish means "well town".

Brøndbyøster is east of the big intersection that parts the three different Brøndbys. (Brøndby Strand Projects '93[1]), this part of the city has many older people and immigrants. Brøndby Strand is a mix of those two cities. There are lot of single-family houses and 12 high-rise residential estates. This area has produced musical artists such as Outlandish, Burhan G and Majid. These four neighborhoods are also known as the Southside or Southcoast Copenhagen.

Brøndby is the home of Brøndby IF, a football club. It is also the home of the National Hockey League player Mikkel Boedker.


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Coordinates: 55°39′17″N 12°24′59″E / 55.65472°N 12.41639°E / 55.65472; 12.41639