Hillerød Kommune is a municipality (Danish
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, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden
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("Capital Region"). The municipality covers an area of 191 km² (74 sq. miles), and has a total population of 46,568 (2008). The mayor of the municipality is Kirsten Jensen, a member of the Social Democrats
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(Socialdemokraterne) political party
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OverviewThe main town and the site of its municipal council is the town also named as Hillerød. The city of Hillerød
Hillerød Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden . The municipality covers an area of 191 km² , and has a total population of 46,568...
also houses the administrative capital of Region Hovedstaden.
Neighboring municipalities are Fredensborg municipality
Fredensborg Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden . The municipality covers an area of 112 km2, and has a total population of 39,240...
to the east, Gribskov municipality
Gribskov Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden . The municipality covers an area of 278 km², and has a total population of 40,512 ....
to the north, Frederiksværk-Hundested municipality
Halsnæs Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden . The municipality covers an area of 120 km², and has a total population of 30,824 ....
to the west, and Frederikssund
Frederikssund Kommune is a municipality on the shores of Roskilde Fjord in the northern part of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. On 1 January 2007, the municipality was enlarged to include the old Jægerspris, Slangerup, and Skibby municipalities. It now covers an area of 260 km² and...
Allerød Kommune is a municipality on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 67 km², and has a total population of 23,493...
to the south.
On 1 January 2007, Hillerød municipality was merged with Skævinge
Skævinge is a town with a population of 2,546 and a former municipality in Hillerød municipality in Region Sjælland in the northern part of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark...
municipality, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007), forming the new Hillerød municipality. At the same time, it became the capital of Region Hovedstaden, a new region that includes the Danish capital of Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...
, about 25 km to the southeast.