Holbæk Municipality


Holbæk Municipality

Holbæk municipality is a municipality (Danish, "kommune") in northeastern Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand ("Sjælland") in Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Orø, and covers an area of 583 km², and has a total population of 69,010 (2008). Its mayor is Jørn Sørensen. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Holbæk. The town's name ioriginates from a 16th Century guildmaster named Jan Holbæk.

On January 1, 2007 Holbæk municipality was, as the result of "Kommunalreformen" ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Jernløse, Svinninge, Tornved, and Tølløse municipalities to form a new Holbæk municipality.

External links

* [http://www.holbaek.dk/ Official municipality website] da icon

References

* Municipal statistics: [http://www2.netborger.dk/Kommunefakta/ NetBorger Kommunefakta] , delivered from [http://www.kmd.dk/ KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)]
* Municipal mergers and neighbors: [http://kommune.eniro.dk/danmarkskort/ Eniro new municipalities map]


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