Lolland Municipality

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Lolland Municipality
Lolland Kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lolland Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Lolland.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Maribo
Government
 • Mayor Stig Vestergaard (S)
Area
 • Total 891.92 km2 (344.37 sq mi)
Population (1 January 1 2012)
 • Total 45,492
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 360
Website www.lolland.dk

Lolland municipality (on the island of Lolland) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland in Denmark. It covers an area of 892 km² and a total population of 48,219 (2008).

The local capital of Lolland municipality is Maribo while the largest town is Nakskov.

On 1 January 2007 Lolland municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the former municipalities of Holeby, Højreby, Maribo, Nakskov, Ravnsborg, Rudbjerg and Rødby.

Lolland municipality is a countryside municipality largely dependent on its agricultural industry featuring an open and intensively farmed landscape. Despite the official vision of creating an ecologically sustainable economy agriculture is mainly conventional and focusing on cash crops like wheat, sugar beets, rapeseed and an intensive production. The sugar beets are refined in up to date facilities in Nakskov, the municipals main industrial center.

The municipals focus on green technologies has resulted in another landscape feature, the many windmills dotting the island.

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Coordinates: 54°46′10″N 11°25′28″E / 54.769444°N 11.424444°E / 54.769444; 11.424444