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Lejre Municipality
Lejre Kommune (Danish)
Lejre municipality is primarily rural
Lejre municipality is primarily rural
Coat of arms of Lejre Municipality
Coordinates: 55°36′16″N 11°58′30″E / 55.60444°N 11.975°E / 55.60444; 11.975
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand
Established1 January 2007
SeatKirke Hvalsø
Government
 • MayorCarsten Rasmussen (S)
Area
 • Total240.07 km2 (92.69 sq mi)
Population
 (1. January 2024)[1]
 • Total29,347
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code350
Websitewww.lejre.dk Edit this at Wikidata

Lejre Municipality (Danish: Lejre Kommune) is a kommune in the Region Zealand of Denmark.

The current municipality was established on 1 January 2007 as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merging the former Lejre Municipality with Bramsnæs Municipality and Hvalsø Municipality to form a new Lejre Municipality. 28 September 2016 Carsten Rasmussen took over as mayor from Mette Touborg, who was leaving for a new job. She had been the mayor since 1 January 2010. She was the only one from the left wing Socialist People's Party to hold the highest political position in a municipality, whereas he is from the Social Democrats.

Local companies include the chocolate manufacturer Friis-Holm.

Settlements

The municipality consists of the following settlements (populations as of 2011):

Kirke Hvalsø 3,941
Lejre 2,343
Osted 2,073
Kirke Hyllinge 1,984
Ejby 1,876
Gevninge 1,711
Kirke Såby 1,676
Kirke Sonnerup 965
Gershøj 688
Lyndby 561

and

Politics

Municipal council

Lejre's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F I L O V Ø
2005 7 1 1 1 2 1 12 25 77.1% Flemming Jensen (V)
2009 6 1 2 6 1 9 72.2% Mette Touborg (F)
2013 3 1 9 1 2 8 1 80.6%
2017 6 1 2 5 2 8 1 78.3% Carsten Rasmussen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable people

Notes

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