Lejre Municipality

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Lejre Municipality
Lejre Kommune
Municipality
Map DK Lejre.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Kirke Hvalsø
Government
 • Mayor Carsten Rasmussen (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total 240.07 km2 (92.69 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 27,333
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 350
Website www.lejre.dk

Lejre Municipality is a municipality in Denmark.

The current municipality was established on 1 January 2007 as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merging the former Lejre Municipality with Bramsnæs Municipality and Hvalsø Municipality to form a new Lejre Municipality. 28 September 2016 Carsten Rasmussen took over as mayor from Mette Touborg, who was leaving for a new job. She had been the mayor since 1 January 2010. She was the only one from the left wing Socialist People's Party to hold the highest political position in a municipality, whereas he is from the Social Democrats.

Lejre municipality is primarily rural.

The municipality consists of the following settlements (populations as of 2011): Kirke Hvalsø (3,941), Lejre (2,343), Osted (2,073), Kirke Hyllinge (1,984), Ejby (1,876), Gevninge (1,711) Kirke Såby (1,676) Kirke Sonnerup (965), Gershøj (688), Lyndby (561).

Local companies include the chocolate manufacturer Friis-Holm.

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Coordinates: 55°36′16″N 11°58′30″E / 55.60444°N 11.97500°E / 55.60444; 11.97500