|• Mayor||Knud Larsen (V)|
|• Total||621.0 km2 (239.8 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 1 2012)|
|• Density||74/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Vordingborg is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the southeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in south Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Masnedø, and covers an area of 621 km². It has a total population of 46,600 (2006). Its second and current mayor Knud Larsen, a member of Venstre was elected in 2013, replacing Henrik Holmer of the Social Democrats.
It is named after the town of Vordingborg.
The Masnedsund Bridge connects the town of Vordingborg to the island of Masnedø. The Storstrøm Bridge connects Masnedø to neighboring municipality Guldborgsund on Falster near the town of Orehoved. The bridge is 3, 199 meters long, and supports two lanes of traffic, plus a single track of railroad. It was inaugurated in 1937.
The Farø Bridges (The Farø High Bridge and the Farø Low Bridge) opened in 1985, and connect the two municipalities from the town of Bakkebølle Strand over Farø island (part of former Møn municipality) to Falster near the town of Sortsøgab.
On January 1, 2007 Vordingborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Langebæk, Møn, and Præstø municipalities to form an enlarged Vordingborg municipality.
The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
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