Guldborgsund is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland in Denmark, created on 1 January 2007 from six (6) former municipalities on the two islands Lolland in the west and Falster in the east bordering the Guldborgsund strait. It covers an area of 903.15 km² (2013) and has a total population of 61,219 (1 January 2018). Its neighboring municipalities are Lolland to the west and Vordingborg to the north. Its administrative seat is in the town of Nykøbing Falster. Its mayor as of 1 January 2010 is John Brædder from the local political party Guldborgsundlisten.
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|• Mayor||John Brædder (local list)|
|• Total||903.15 km2 (348.71 sq mi)|
(1 January 2018)
|• Density||68/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipality has the southernmost point in Denmark, Gedser Odde.
On Monday January 1, 2007 Guldborgsund municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the six (6) former municipalities of Nykøbing Falster (located partly on the island of Falster and partly on Lolland (its Sundby section)), Nørre Alslev (Falster), Stubbekøbing (Falster), and Sydfalster (Falster) and two of the six former municipalities located on the island of Lolland: Sakskøbing and Nysted.
- Nykøbing Falster (16,405 inh.)
- Gedser (835 inh.)
- Guldborg (587 inh.)
- Idestrup (1,300 inh.)
- Marielyst (776 inh.)
- Nagelsti (523 inh.)
- Nørre Alslev (2,414 inh.)
- Nysted (1,389 inh.)
- Øster Toreby (? inh.)
- Sakskøbing (4,784 inh.)
- Sløsse (approximately 25-50 inh.)
- Stubbekøbing (2,305 inh.)
- Sundby (2,873 inh.)
- Toreby (617 inh.)
- Væggerløse (1,334 inh.)
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||11||1||3||2||5||2||5||29||72.5%||Kaj Petersen (A)|
|2009||7||2||5||4||4||1||6||67.1%||John Brædder (G)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
Among the largest tourist attraction in the municipality is Middelaldercentret just outside Nykøbing Falster, which is an open-air museum built as a medieval town with houses and weaponry from around 1400. In Nysted is Aalholm, which is a privately owned castle. Fuglsang Art Museum holds a notable collection of Danish art from the end of the 18th century until today. In Marielyst on eastern Falster is a large summer house area and long sandy beaches.
- Guldborgsund.dk "Politiske udvalg" Retrieved 28 April 2019
- "Meyer og lokalt firma blandt de 1.000 største virksomheder" (in Danish). Folketidende. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
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