||It has been suggested that Friluftsbadet Badesøen be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2013.|
|• Mayor||Steen Christiansen (S)|
|• Total||23.04 km2 (8.90 sq mi)|
|Population (1 April 2014)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Albertslund Municipality (Danish: Albertslund Kommune) is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 23,04 km², and has a population of 27,780 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Steen Christiansen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. As of 2010 the social democrats have 9 of the 21 seats in the city council.
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Albertslund. The original name of the municipality was Herstedernes Kommune. In 1973 the name was changed to Albertslund Kommune. The name Herstederne represents the two communities of Herstedvester and Herstedøster which were the original villages in the area together with Vridsløse and Risby.
Albertslund is home to Danmarks International Kollegium, which has won many awards for its design.
Albertslund is also known for its effort in raising awareness about climate change.
Albertslund Municipality was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide 2007 Municipal Reform.
Distribution of the 21 seats in the municipal council.
|Danish People's Party||3|
|Social People's Party||2|
|Conservative People's Party||1|
|Social Liberal Party||1|
Albertslund is twinned with the following towns:
- Borken, Germany
- Grabow, Germany
- Mölndal, Sweden
- Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
- Whitstable, England
- Sisimiut, Greenland
- Říčany, Czech Republic
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- (Danish) Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
- (Danish)Mapsearch of new municipalities(Krak)
- (Danish) Printable map(Krak)(outline not printable!)
- List of twin towns: Albertslund.dk