Hillerød Municipality

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Hillerød Municipality

Hillerød Kommune
Saffran, Hillerød 2012.jpg
Coat of arms of Hillerød Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Hillerød.PNG
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Hovedstaden
SeatHillerød
Government
 • MayorKirsten Jensen (A)
Area
 • Total212.99 km2 (82.24 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
 • Total48,728
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code219
Websitewww.hillerod.dk

Hillerød Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden ("Capital Region"). The municipality covers an area of 191 km² (74 sq. miles), and has a total population of 48,728 (1 April 2014). The mayor of the municipality as of 1 January 2018 is Kirsten Jensen, a member of the Social Democratic political party.

Overview[edit]

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town also named as Hillerød. The city of Hillerød also houses the administrative capital of Region Hovedstaden.

Neighboring municipalities are Fredensborg municipality to the east, Gribskov municipality to the north, Frederiksværk-Hundested municipality to the west, and Frederikssund and Allerød to the south.

On 1 January 2007, Hillerød municipality was merged with Skævinge municipality and Uvelse valgdistrikt of former Slangerup municipality as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007), forming the new Hillerød municipality. At the same time, it became part of the capital of Region Hovedstaden, a new region that includes the Danish capital of Copenhagen, about 25 km to the southeast.

Arresø, the largest lake in Denmark, lies partly in the municipality.

Urban areas[edit]

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Hillerød 30,350
2 Skævinge 2,546
3 Nødebo 1,891
4 Ny Hammersholt 1,355
5 Tulstrup 1,249
6 Gadevang 1,116
7 Gørløse 1,058
8 Uvelse 983
9 Store Lyngby 847
10 Meløse 681

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

Hillerød's municipal council consists of 27 members, elected every four years.

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C D F I O T V Ø
2005 15 3 1 1 1 6 27 74.1% Nick Hækkerup (A)
2009 8 1 4 3 1 2 8 71.2% Kirsten Jensen (A)
2013 8 1 3 1 1 2 2 9 76.2% Dorte Meldgaard (C)
2017 9 2 1 1 2 1 10 1 74.2% Kirsten Jensen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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Coordinates: 55°56′N 12°19′E / 55.933°N 12.317°E / 55.933; 12.317