Coordinates: 55°40′53″N 12°27′18″E / 55.68139°N 12.45500°E / 55.68139; 12.45500
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Rødovre by night
Rødovre by night
Rødovre is located in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°40′53″N 12°27′18″E / 55.68139°N 12.45500°E / 55.68139; 12.45500
RegionCapital (Hovedstaden)
 • MayorBritt Jensen
(co-extensive with its municipality)
 • Total12.12 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
 • Total40,052
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2
Postal code

Rødovre is a town in eastern Denmark, seat of the Rødovre Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. The town's population 1 January 2019 was 39,907, and in addition 145 persons had no fixed address, which made up a total of 40,052 in the municipality as a whole.[1] Rødovre is part of the urban area of Copenhagen.


Until 1901, the town was part of the parish of Brønshøj-Rødovre. Vanløse was also part of that parish. In that year, Rødovre was created as independent municipality and Brønshøj was simultaneously annexed by the city of Copenhagen.


Rødovre, co-extensive with the territory of its municipality, is in the central-western suburbs of Copenhagen, bordering Copenhagen Municipality to the east, Glostrup to the west, Herlev to the north, and Brøndby and Hvidovre to the south.

The town mostly comprises suburban homes in the south and light industrial areas in the north. It has several smaller green areas, including Schweizerdalsparken, and larger areas such as Vestvolden and Damhussøen lie inside Copenhagen Municipality adjacent to and forming the border with Rødovre. There are six public schools in the town, one technical school and a private school.

Rødovre Centrum is a shopping mall. Viften - meaning "The Fan" - which besides being a café, is a cinema and a combined concert hall/theatre. There are also many smaller business districts such as Damhustorvet and Islev Torv. Damhustorvet is a traffic hub and small business district in south-eastern Rødovre, immediately before the border to Copenhagen.

Sports and culture[edit]

Every Tuesday, the local newspaper "Rødovre Lokal Nyt" (Rødovre Local News) is delivered by mail to all residents. Radio Rødovre broadcasts on 105.9 FM, and sometimes local TV is broadcast via Kanal København.

There is an Ice Hockey arena, home of Rødovre Mighty Bulls, two smaller football stadiums (home of BK Avarta and BK Rødovre, respectively) and one train station, served by line B of the commuter S-trains. The Rødovre Mighty Bulls are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the top Danish League, Metal Ligaen.

Notable people[edit]

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2010


Hans Fogh, 1964

Picture gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistikbanken". statistikbanken.dk.
  2. ^ "Das perfekte Promi Dinner - Brigitte Nielsen - VOX.de". vox.de. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 July 2020
  4. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 July 2020
  5. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 July 2020
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 July 2020
  7. ^ "Hans Fogh Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Marc Rieper - player profile and career stats".
  9. ^ "Vancouver Canucks". Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Lars Eller - player profile and career stats". eurohockey.net. Retrieved 4 April 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rødovre at Wikimedia Commons

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