Gladsaxe Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) near Copenhagen in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25 km2 (10 sq mi), and has a total population of 66,693 (1 April 2014). Its mayor is Trine Græse, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
Gladsaxe Church in Gladsaxe
Coat of arms
|• Mayor||Trine Græse (S)|
|• Total||25 km2 (10 sq mi)|
(1 April 2014)
|• Density||2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The site of its municipal council is the town of Buddinge. Other towns in the municipality are Gladsaxe, Bagsværd, and Mørkhøj (Søborg is often mentioned wrongly, but it is just a part of Buddinge)—but town limits are not distinguishable because the towns have grown together in an urban sprawl. Mørkhøj, Værebro in Bagsværd and Høje-Gladsaxe are larger housing projects and home to many immigrants and being typical for many concrete highrise suburbs in Copenhagen. Picture of Gladsaxe Heights:
Since 2014, Gladsaxe been home to Copenhagen gem and mineral show, the largest gem and mineral show in Scandinavia. The show is an annual two-day event that attracts exhibitors from all around the world and an audience of thousands from Denmark and Sweden.
Gladsaxe municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).
Parks and open spaces
Park and green spaces in Gladsaxe Municipality include Aldershvile Slotspark, Bagsværd Fort Folkepark, Bagsværd Sø, Bagsværd Søpark, Gladsaxe Fort Gyngemosen og Høje Gladsaxe Park, Kagsåparken, Nybro Åmose, Radiomarken and Smør- og Fedtmosen.
Twin towns – sister cities
Gladsaxe is twinned with:
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Berlin), Germany Gagny, France Haabersti, Estonia Klagenfurt, Austria Koszalin, Poland Kujalleq, Greenland Minden, Germany Neubrandenburg, Germany Pirkkala, Finland Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Ski, Norway Solna, Sweden Split, Croatia Sutton (London), England, United Kingdom Taitō (Tokyo), Japan Veszprém, Hungary
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