Faxe Municipality

Faxe municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Denmark in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand. The municipality covers an area of 406 km² and has a population of 35,418 (2008). Its mayor as of 2010 is Knud Erik Hansen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

Faxe Municipality

Faxe Kommune

Coat of arms
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Zealand
SeatHaslev
Government
  MayorKnud Erik Hansen (S)
Area
  Total404.54 km2 (156.19 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 1, 2012)
  Total35,222
  Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code320
Websitewww.faxekommune.dk

On 1 January 2007 Faxe municipality, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), came into existence by merging the three former municipalities of Haslev, Fakse, and Rønnede.

Geography

On 5 June 2007, it was reported by national broadcaster Danmarks Radio that an unknown hill near Rønnede (town), named Kobanke, has the highest natural point of terrain, 122.9 meters (403.2 ft) on Sjælland. Gyldenløveshøj has an altitude of 126 meters (413.4 ft), but that is due to a manmade hill from the 17th century. Its natural height is 121.3 meters (397.96 ft).

Urban areas

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

#LocalityPopulation
1Haslev11.201
2Faxe3.821
3Faxe Ladeplads2.867
4Rønnede2.453
5Karise2.161
6Dalby2.121
7Terslev881
8Førslev324
9Store Spjellerup226
10Teestrup223

Landmarks

Several historic churches are located in Faxe Municipality including: Vester Egede Church, Braaby Church, Faxe Church, Freerslev Church, and Haslev Church. The manor houses of Bregentved and Jomfruens Egede also belong to the municipality.

Economy

The municipality is home to the head offices of companies such as Royal Unibrew and Danish Agro. Faxe Quarry is owned by the belgian Lhoist Group.

Politics

Faxe's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees. [1]

Municipal council

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A C F I L O V Ø
2005 9 1 1 5 2 9 27 70.7% René Tuekær (L)
2009 8 1 3 4 2 9 67.6% Knud Erik Hansen (A)
2013 6 2 1 4 3 7 2 25 72.5%
2017 8 1 1 1 2 4 7 1 70.2% Ole Vive (V)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

References

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