Gladsaxe Municipality

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Gladsaxe Municipality
Municipality
Coat of arms of Gladsaxe Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Gladsakse.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Gladsaxe
Government
 • Mayor Karin Søjberg Holst (S)
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)
 • Total 66,030
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 159
Website www.gladsaxe.dk/Default.aspx

Gladsaxe Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) near Copenhagen in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25 km2 (10 sq mi), and has a total population of 65,962 (2012). Its mayor is Karin Søjberg Holst, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

The site of its municipal council is the town of Buddinge. Other towns in the municipality are Gladsaxe, Bagsværd, and Mørkhøj (Søborg is often mentioned wrongly, but it is just a part of Buddinge) – but town limits are not distinguishable because the towns have grown together in an urban sprawl. Mørkhøj, Værebro in Bagsværd and Høje-Gladsaxe are larger housing projects and home to many immigrants and being typical for many concrete highrise suburbs in Copenhagen. Picture of Gladsaxe Heights:[1]

At Gladsaxe, there is a 206.5 metres tall guyed TV mast, which was built in 1955. It was the first TV transmission site in Denmark.

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


Economy[edit]

Gladsaxe municipality is home to many company headquarters, including those of Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Scandinavian Tobacco Group and MT Højgaard.

Parks and open spaces[edit]

Park and green spaces in Gladsaxe Municipality include Aldershvile Slotspark, Bagsværd Fort Folkepark, Bagsværd Sø, Bagsværd Søpark, Gladsaxe Fort Gyngemosen og Høje Gladsaxe Park, Kagsåparken, Nybro Åmose, Radiomarken amd Smør- og Fedtmosen.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Gladsaxe is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parker og naturområder" (in Danish). AOK. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Taani delegatsioon Haaberstis" (in Estonian). Haabersti Postipoiss. 19 June 2003. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Networks, town twinning and partnerships". City of Solna. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gradovi prijatelji Splita" [Split Twin Towns]. Grad Split [Split Official City Website] (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°44′N 12°29′E / 55.733°N 12.483°E / 55.733; 12.483