Gladsaxe Church in Gladsaxe
|• Mayor||Trine Græse (S)|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Gladsaxe Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) near Copenhagen in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25 km2 (10 sq mi), and has a total population of 69,681 (2019). Its mayor is Trine Græse, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
The site of its municipal council is the town of Buddinge. Other towns in the municipality are Gladsaxe, Bagsværd, and Mørkhøj (Søborg is often mentioned wrongly, but it is just a part of Buddinge)—but town limits are not distinguishable because the towns have grown together in an urban sprawl. Mørkhøj, Værebro in Bagsværd and Høje-Gladsaxe are larger housing projects and home to many immigrants and being typical for many concrete highrise suburbs in Copenhagen. Picture of Gladsaxe Heights:[permanent dead link]
Since 2014, Gladsaxe been home to Copenhagen gem and mineral show, the largest gem and mineral show in Scandinavia. The show is an annual two-day event that attracts exhibitors from all around the world and an audience of thousands from Denmark and Sweden.
Gladsaxe municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).
Parks and open spaces
Park and green spaces in Gladsaxe Municipality include Aldershvile Slotspark, Bagsværd Fort Folkepark, Bagsværd Sø, Bagsværd Søpark, Gladsaxe Fort Gyngemosen og Høje Gladsaxe Park, Kagsåparken, Nybro Åmose, Radiomarken and Smør- og Fedtmosen.
Almost every year, if not every year, there is a day called ''Gladsaxe Day'' (Gladsaxedagen in Danish), where people in Gladsaxe come together and celebrate.
Gladsaxe's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||11||1||2||2||2||4||3||25||66.3%||Karin Søjberg Holst (A)|
|2017||10||2||1||2||2||5||3||65.7%||Trine Græse (A)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
Twin towns – sister cities
- Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Berlin), Germany
- Gagny, France
- Haabersti (Tallinn), Estonia
- Klagenfurt, Austria
- Koszalin, Poland
- Minden, Germany
- Narsaq, Greenland
- Neubrandenburg, Germany
- Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Pirkkala, Finland
- Ski, Norway
- Solna, Sweden
- Split, Croatia
- Sutton, England, United Kingdom
- Taitō (Tokyo), Japan
- Veszprém, Hungary
- Nancy Eriksson (1907–1984), Swedish politician and a member of the Swedish Riksdag
- Thomas Rørdam (born 1952), lawyer, President of the Supreme Court of Denmark
- Mette Bock (born 1957), political scientist, journalist and politician
- Allan Steen Kristensen (1958–1997), criminal
- Thomas Bo Larsen (born 1963), actor
- Lars Mikkelsen (born 1964), actor
- Jonatan Spang (born 1978), standup comedian, actor and theatre director
- Frederik Hansen (1885–1981), wrestler
- Per Frimann (born 1962), footballer
- Peter Schmeichel MBE (born 1963), footballer
- Bo Spellerberg (born 1979), handballer
- Chanan Colman (born 1984), Danish-Israeli basketball player
- Louise Mai Jansen (born 1984), swimmer
- Daniel Wass (born 1989), footballer
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gladsaxe Kommune.|
- Municipality's official website
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
- List of parks and open spaces