Albertslund Kommune is a municipality
Municipalities of Denmark
This is a list of Municipalities of Denmark.-Region Hovedstaden:* Albertslund Municipality* Allerød Municipality* Ballerup Municipality* Bornholm Regional Municipality* Brøndby Municipality* Copenhagen Municipality* Dragør Municipality* Egedal Municipality...
in Region Hovedstaden
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on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 23 km², and has a total population of 27,602 (2008). Its mayor is Steen Christiansen, a member of the Social Democrats
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(Socialdemokraterne) political party
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. As of 2010 the social democrats have 9 of the 21 seats in the city council.
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Albertslund
Albertslund Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 23 km², and has a total population of 27,602 . Its mayor is Steen Christiansen, a member of the Social Democrats political party...
The original name of the municipality was Herstedernes Kommune. In 1973 the name was changed to Albertslund Kommune. The name Herstederne represents the two communities of Herstedvester and Herstedøster which were the original villages in the area together with Vridsløse and Risby.
Neighboring municipalities are Glostrup
Glostrup Kommune is a suburban municipality and town in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand approx. 10 km west of Copenhagen in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 13 km², and has a total population of 20,673 . Its Zip code is 2600...
to the east, Ballerup
Ballerup Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. Approx. 15 km. From central Copenhagen. The municipality covers an area of 34 km², and has a total population of 47,116 . It is also the name of the municipal seat,...
and Egedal municipality
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to the north, Høje-Taastrup
Høje-Taastrup Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 78 km² , and has a total population of 47,158...
to the west, and Vallensbæk
Vallensbæk Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the east coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.-Overview:The municipality covers an area of 9.15 km², and has a total population of 12,399...
Brøndby Kommune is a municipality in the former Copenhagen County on the east coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 21 km², and has a total population of 33,831...
to the south.
Albertslund is home to Danmarks International Kollegium, which has won many awards for its design.
Albertslund is also known for its effort in raising awareness about climate change.
Albertslund Municipality was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide 2007 Municipal Reform.
AffiliationsAlbertslund is twinned with the following towns:
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