Brøndby Kommune (Danish: [ˈpʁɶnpy]), a municipality (Danish: kommune) in the former Copenhagen County (now Region Hovedstaden), is on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 20.85 km2 (8.05 sq mi), and has a total population of 35,322 (2016). Its mayor Kent Max Magelund, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
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|• Mayor||Kent Max Magelund (S)|
|• Total||20.85 km2 (8.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Website||Archived 2013-05-30 at the Wayback Machine|
The site of its municipal council is the town of Brøndbyvester. Neighboring municipalities are Hvidovre to the east, Rødovre to the north, Glostrup to the north, Albertslund to the northwest, and Vallensbæk to the west. To the south is Køge Bay (Køge Bugt).
The geography of Brøndby municipality was not affected on 1 January 2007 by the result of the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).
The 'towns' of Brøndby
Brøndby consists of three cities: Brøndbyvester (west), Brøndbyøster (east) and to the south Brøndby Strand. Brøndbyøster is the "original" Brøndby and has several old farmhouses, but mostly consists of single family houses - this is a typical middle-class Danish suburb. Brøndby's name in Danish combines both "water well" and "town".
Brøndbyøster is east of the big intersection that parts the three different Brøndbys. (Brøndby Strand Projects '93), this part of the city has many older people and immigrants. Brøndby Strand is a mix of those two cities. There are lot of single-family houses and 12 high-rise residential estates. This area has produced musical artists such as Outlandish, Burhan G and Majid. Its ZIP-code is 2660. It is also the only ZIP-code in Denmark where more than 50 percent of the population aren't Danish-born, nor of Danish descent. Read this article for more information:http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/2660-danmarks-foerste-postnummer-med-etniske-danskere-i-undertal-0 . These four neighborhoods are also known as the Southside or Southcoast Copenhagen.