Guldborgsund Municipality

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Guldborgsund Municipality
Guldborgsund Kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Guldborgsund Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Guldborgsund.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Nykøbing Falster
Government
 • Mayor John Brædder (local list)
Area
 • Total 903.15 km2 (348.71 sq mi)
Population (1 July 2014)
 • Total 60,954
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 376
Website www.guldborgsund.dk

Guldborgsund is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland in Denmark, created on 1 January 2007 from six (6) former municipalities on the two islands Lolland in the west and Falster in the east bordering the Guldborgsund strait. It covers an area of 903.15 km² (2013) and has a total population of 61,007 (1 January 2014). Its neighboring municipalities are Lolland to the west and Vordingborg to the north. Its administrative seat is in the town of Nykøbing Falster. Its mayor as of 2010 is John Brædder from the local party New Guldborgsund.

The municipality has the southernmost point in Denmark, Gedser Odde.

History[edit]

On Monday January 1, 2007 Guldborgsund municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the six (6) former municipalities of Nykøbing Falster (located partly on the island of Falster and partly on Lolland (its Sundby section)), Nørre Alslev (Falster), Stubbekøbing (Falster), and Sydfalster (Falster) and two of the six former municipalities located on the island of Lolland: Sakskøbing and Nysted.

Localities[edit]

Economy[edit]

The largest company headquartered in the municipality is Codan Medical in Nysted, although its activities are actually concentrated in Rødbyhavn in neighbouring Lolland Municipality.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Among the largest tourist attraction in the municipality is Middelaldercentret just outside Nykøbing Falster, which is an open-air museum build as a medieval town with houses and weaponry from around 1400. In Nysted is Aalholm, which is a privately owned castle. Fuglsang Art Museum holds notable collection of Danish art from the end of the 18th century until today. In Marielyst on eastern Falster are a large summer house area and long sandy beaches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meyer og lokalt firma blandt de 1.000 største virksomheder" (in Danish). Folketidende. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°46′11″N 11°52′57″E / 54.769722°N 11.8825°E / 54.769722; 11.8825