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Rudersdal Municipality

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Rudersdal Municipality

Rudersdal Kommune
Coat of arms of Rudersdal Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Rudersdal.PNG
RegionRegion Hovedstaden
 • MayorJens Ive (V)
 • Total73.8 km2 (28.5 sq mi)
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total56,133
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code230

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.

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.[1]


Birkerød Municipality

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.

Neighboring municipalities were Søllerød to the southeast, Hørsholm to the north, and Allerød and Farum to the west.


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.


Birkerød 20,191
Holte 14,765
Trørød 12,443
Nærum 5,230
Vedbæk 3,000
Skodsborg 1,253
Ravnsnæs 583
Høsterkøb 323
& Søllerød
& Øverød



Birkerød and Holte stations are located on the Hillerød radial of the S-train network. Both are served by the A trains and Holte station is also served by the E trains.

Skodsborg and Vedbæk stations are located on the Coast Line between Copenhagen and Helsingør. The line is served by the Øresundståg trains.

The Nærum Line links Nærum with Jægersborg station on the S-train network.


Major roads include Lyngby Kongevej and the Helsingør Motorway.

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.[2]

Rudersdal Municipality will be served by the under development network of Super Bikeways in metropolitan Copenhagen. Bike lanes are already available on Lyngby Kongevej and many other roads.


Municipal council

Rudersdal's municipal council consists of 23 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
Turnout Elected
2005 3 2 2 1 4 1 14 27 76.1% Erik Fabrin (V)
2009 3 1 4 2 4 9 23 71.1%
2013 3 1 3 1 4 1 9 1 75.8% Jens Ive (V)
2017 4 2 4 1 3 8 1 75.0%
Data from 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Twin towns – sister cities

Rudersdal is twinned with four cities:[3]


  1. ^ "Rudersdal Rådhus" Archived 2014-02-03 at the Wayback Machine, Rudersdal Kommune. (in Danish) Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ "KulturSlangen - en kulturhistoriskrute" (in Danish). Rudersdal Municipality. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nordiske venner skal diskutere kommunal service". (in Danish). Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.

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