Vallensbæk

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Vallensbæk
Vallensbæk is located in Denmark
Vallensbæk
Vallensbæk
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°38′N 12°22′E / 55.633°N 12.367°E / 55.633; 12.367Coordinates: 55°38′N 12°22′E / 55.633°N 12.367°E / 55.633; 12.367
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Vallensbæk
Government
 • Mayor Henrik Rasmussen
 • Chief Executive Lars Hansen
 • Director Anette J. Laustsen
 • Director Hanne Hasling
Population (April 1, 2014)
 • Total 15,109
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)
Website Official website
Map of Danish municipalities in the Hovedstaden region. Vallensbæk is located in the south

Vallensbæk is a Danish town, and seat of the Vallensbæk Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. As of April 1, 2014, its population was of 15,109.[1]

Geography[edit]

Vallensbæk is a Copenhagen suburb located (only an 18-minute drive from central Copenhagen) by Køge Bugt Strandpark, 16 km in southwest of the internal Copenhagen. It is commonly divided into Vallensbæk Nordmark, Vallensbæk Strand and Vallensbæk Landsby.

The town borders with Ishøj in west, Brøndby Strand in the east, and Albertslund in the north.

Vallensbæk is a lengthy and diverse municipality. In the south, it has a beach, S-Train station center and housing. In the middle, it is a village with a church from the Middle Ages. To the north are uniform residential neighborhoods.

Culture and Sights[edit]

Vallensbæk Beach[edit]

Vallensbæk Beach has good bathing facilities and a nice marina with small restaurants and maritime atmosphere. There you can really enjoy nature with beautiful walks all year round and swimming in summer.

Vallensbæk Church[edit]

The church was built between 1150-1200. It then consisted of a Romanesque chancel and nave, built in kridtkvadre. The west end of the ship consists of another masonry that has been added so that the nave was extended westward.

The tower was added in the years after the 1500th The porch was renewed by a thorough restoration of the church in 1865.

Other sights[edit]

Close to Vallensbæk is the famous museum Arken - as well as scenic areas with trails for biking, jogging, or walking.

Politics[edit]

The local council in Vallensbæk consists of 15 members. Members are elected for a period of 4 years.[2]

The Local Council[edit]

As of January 1, 2014, the local council are as follows: [3]

Mayor  : Henrik Rasmussen Members  : Soren Wiborg, Anette Eriksen, Kenneth Kristensen Berth, Katja Lindblad, Jytte Bendtsen, Martin Nielson, Soren Mayntz, Niels Jørgensen, Morten Schou Jørgensen, John Smith, Erdal Colak,Arne Petersen, Carina Kristensen Berth, Gitte Hansen Lumby and Niels Karlsen.


The local council meets once a month and meetings are open to all. All agendas and minutes are publicly available.[4]

Political Committees[edit]

Vallensbæk has a finance committee and three standing policy committees:[5]

    Finance Committee
    Social Affairs and Health Committee
    Child and Culture Committee
    Technical and Environmental Committee

Education[edit]

The town has three schools: Pilehave school (North Field), Vallensbæk school (village) and Egholm School (Beach).

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