Rudersdal Municipality (Danish: Rudersdal Kommune) is a part suburban, part rural municipality (Danish, kommune) located on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It covers an area of 73 km² and has a population of 56,133 (1 January 2017). The distance from Copenhagen City Hall Square is approximately 20 km. The western part of the municipality is served by the Hillerød radial of the S-train network while the eastern part is served by the Coast Line. Administratively Rudersdal Municipality belongs to Region Hovedstaden.
Coat of arms
|• Mayor||Jens Ive (V)|
|• Total||73.8 km2 (28.5 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
On 1 January 2007 Rudersdal municipality was created as the result of 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, consisting of the former municipalities of Søllerød and Birkerød. Its mayor as of 2013 is Jens Ive, a member of the Liberal Party (Venstre) political party. Rudersdal Town Hall (formerly Søllerød Town Hall), completed in 1942, was designed by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen.
Birkerød Municipality was a municipality in Frederiksborg County on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 34 square kilometres (13 square miles), and had a total population of 21,930 (2005). As of 2007, it forms a part of Rudersdal Municipality
On January 1, 2007 Birkerød municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It merged with Søllerød Municipality to form the new Rudersdal municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 73 square kilometres (28 square miles) and a total population of 53,621 (2005). The new municipality belongs to the new Region Hovedstaden ("Capital Region"). Its last mayor before the reform was Ove C. Alminde, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Birkerød.
As of 1 January 2015, 19,681 residents lived in neighbourhoods such as Holte and Søllerød that are part of Copenhagen's urban area, 20,191 lived in Birkerød, 12,491 lived in Hørsholm, 1,222 residents lived in Skodsborg, 606 residents lived in Ravnsnæs, 326 residents lived in Høsterkøb and 810 residents lived in rural zones.
Cycling and walking
KulturSlangen is a 14.5 km, signposted geenway which runs from Næsseslottet in Holte in the west to Vedbæk Marina on the Øresund Coast in the east. It was established in 1996 and passes various points of interest. A number of smaller round trails extends from the route. The Vedbæk Circuit (Danish: Vedbækturen) was inaugurated on 22 November 2015.
Twin towns – sister cities
Rudersdal is twinned with four cities:
- "Rudersdal Rådhus" Archived 2014-02-03 at the Wayback Machine, Rudersdal Kommune. (in Danish) Retrieved 5 November 2011.
- "KulturSlangen - en kulturhistoriskrute" (in Danish). Rudersdal Municipality. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- "Nordiske venner skal diskutere kommunal service". rudersdal.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.