Taastrup

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Taastrup
Taastrup Nykirke Denmark 3.jpg
Map DK Høje-Taastrup.PNG
Taastrup is located in Denmark
Taastrup
Taastrup
Coordinates: 55°39′04″N 12°15′58″E / 55.65111°N 12.26611°E / 55.65111; 12.26611
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Høje-Taastrup
Government
 • Mayor Michael Ziegler
Area(in Høje-Taastrup Municipality)
 • City 78.41 km2 (30.27 sq mi)
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2014)
 • City 33,121
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 48,807
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2630
Area code(s) (+45) 43
Website http://www.htk.dk/

Taastrup is a Danish railway town or/and suburb of Copenhagen - 15 km west of the capital, and formerly the administrative seat of Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Region Hovedstaden. It takes it name from the village of Taastrup Valby, which also gave its name to the station established in 1859, from which the town grew. The population 1.January 2014 was 33,121.[1] It forms a twin (sub)urban are with neighbouring suburb Høje Taastrup since the 1980s, that has engulfed the villages of Taastrup Valby, Høje Taastrup, Kragehave and Klovtofte. This are has almost grown together with the town of Hedehusene.

Geography[edit]

The town is halfway between Metropolitan Copenhagen and Roskilde, close to the suburbs and municipalities of Albertslund and Ishøj.

Twinned cities[edit]

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Media related to Taastrup at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°18′E / 55.650°N 12.300°E / 55.650; 12.300