Gladsaxe Municipality

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Gladsaxe Municipality
A redbrick church surrounded by trees
Gladsaxe Church in Gladsaxe
Coat of arms of Gladsaxe Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Gladsakse.PNG
RegionCapital Region
 • MayorTrine Græse (S)
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
 • Total69,681
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code159

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:[1][permanent dead link]

At Gladsaxe, there is a 206.5-metre-tall (677 ft) guyed TV mast, which was built in 1955. It was the first TV transmission site in Denmark.

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).


Gladsaxe municipality is home to many company headquarters, including those of Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Scandinavian Tobacco Group and MT Højgaard.

Parks and open spaces[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]


Municipal council[edit]

Gladsaxe's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
Turnout Elected
2005 11 1 2 2 2 4 3 25 66.3% Karin Søjberg Holst (A)
2009 9 1 3 5 2 4 1 62.7%
2013 10 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 68.4%
2017 10 2 1 2 2 5 3 65.7% Trine Græse (A)
Data from 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Gladsaxe is twinned with:[3]

Notable people[edit]

Mette Bock, 2018
Peter Schmeichel, 2012



  1. ^ "Parker og naturområder" (in Danish). AOK. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Gladsaxedagen". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Venskabsbyer". (in Danish). Gladsaxe Kommune. Retrieved 15 April 2021.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°44′N 12°29′E / 55.733°N 12.483°E / 55.733; 12.483