Guldborgsund Municipality

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.

Guldborgsund Municipality

Guldborgsund Kommune

Coat of arms
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Zealand
SeatNykøbing Falster
Government
  MayorJohn Brædder (local list)
Area
  Total903.15 km2 (348.71 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2018)
  Total61,219
  Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code376
Websitewww.guldborgsund.dk

The municipality has the southernmost point in Denmark, Gedser Odde.

History

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.

Localities

Politics

Guldborgsund's municipal council consists of 29 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six 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 B C F G O U V Ø
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)
2013 9 1 1 6 7 4 1 74.3%
2017 6 1 11 7 3 1 72.1%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Economy

The largest company headquartered in the municipality is Codan Medical in Nysted, although its activities are actually concentrated in Rødbyhavn in neighbouring Lolland Municipality.[2]

Tourism

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.

References

  1. Guldborgsund.dk "Politiske udvalg" Retrieved 28 April 2019
  2. "Meyer og lokalt firma blandt de 1.000 største virksomheder" (in Danish). Folketidende. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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