Kerteminde Municipality
Kerteminde Kommune (Danish)
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°27′00″N 10°40′00″E / 55.45°N 10.6667°E / 55.45; 10.6667
CountryDenmark
RegionSouthern Denmark
Established1 January 2007
Government
 • MayorKasper Ejsing Olesen
Area
 • Total205.8 km2 (79.5 sq mi)
Population
 (1. January 2024)[1]
 • Total23,894
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.kerteminde.dk Edit this at Wikidata

Kerteminde Municipality (Danish: Kerteminde Kommune) is a kommune in the Region of Southern Denmark on the northeast coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Romsø, and it covers an area of 203 km2. It has a total population of 23,894 (2024). The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Kerteminde.

Ferry service connects the municipality to the island of Romsø from the harbour in the town of Kerteminde.

History

The municipality was created in 1970 as the result of a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that merged a number of existing parishes:

On 1 January 2007 Kerteminde Municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Munkebo and Langeskov municipalities to form an enlarged Kerteminde municipality.

Geography

The Kerteminde Fjord flows through Kerteminde town and divides the easternmost part of the municipality into two segments. In the west, an isthmus near Munkebo connects the two areas. The fjord is a segment of the Great Belt. This results in the northern portion of the municipality being located on a peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides:

Locations

Kerteminde 6,000
Munkebo 5,500
Langeskov 4,000
Marslev 700
Birkende 600
Rynkeby 600
Dalby 310
Mesinge 300

Politics

Kerteminde's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six political committees.[2]

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 O P V Ø
2005 11 1 6 2 1 4 25 77.5% Palle Hansborg-Sørensen (A)
2009 8 3 5 2 3 4 73.2% Sonja Rasmussen (A)
2013 7 1 1 2 3 6 5 1 79.1% Hans Luunbjerg (V)
2017 7 1 7 2 3 1 3 1 76.6% Kasper Ejsing Olsen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

References