Roskilde Municipality

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Roskilde Municipality
Roskilde Kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Roskilde Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Roskilde.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Roskilde
Government
 • Mayor Joy Mogensen (S)
Area
 • Total 211.88 km2 (81.81 sq mi)
Population (1 January 1 2012)
 • Total 83,022
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 265
Website www.roskilde.dk

Roskilde municipality (Danish: Roskilde kommune) is a municipality in Region Sjælland, 30 km west of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark.

The biggest city is Roskilde, the municipality covers an area of 212 km², and it has a total population of 80,687 (2008). Its mayor is Joy Mogensen, a member of Socialdemokraterne.

Neighboring municipalities are Egedal to the northeast, Greve and Solrød to the southeast, Høje-Taastrup to the east, Køge to the south and Lejre to the west. To the north-west is Roskilde Fjord.

By January 1, 2007 the former Roskilde municipality was merged with Gundsø and Ramsø municipalities into the current one, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007). The name of the new municipality is still "Roskilde Kommune". The town hall is situated in the city of Roskilde, at Køgevej 80.

It formerly belonged to Roskilde County.

Urban areas[edit]

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Roskilde 47,117
2 Jyllinge 10,153
3 Viby Sjælland 4,580
4 Svogerslev 4,267
5 Gundsømagle 2,288
6 Vindinge 2,094
7 Gadstrup 1,922
8 Ågerup 1,370
9 Veddelev 1,169
10 Vor Frue 672

Economy[edit]

MGA Entertainment's Denmark division has its headquarters in Roskilde in Roskilde Municipality.[1]

Government[edit]

Accident Investigation Board Denmark is headquartered in Roskilde in Roskilde Municipality.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." MGA Entertainment. Retrieved on December 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "Frontpage." Accident Investigation Board Denmark. Retrieved on 9 June 2009.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°06′E / 55.65°N 12.1°E / 55.65; 12.1