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Allerød Municipality


Allerød Kommune is a municipality Danish, kommune on the island of Zealand Sjælland in eastern Denmark The municipality covers an area of 67 km², and has a population of 24,201 1 April 2014 Its mayor is Karsten Längerich of the political party Venstre

Contents

  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Economy
  • 3 Culture
  • 4 Sports
  • 5 Politics
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Overview

The main town, Lillerød often referred to as 'Allerød', is also the site of the municipal council Smaller towns inside the municipality are Blovstrød and the towns of Lynge and Uggeløse, which have grown together

Allerød municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen "The Municipality Reform" of 2007

The warm period after the last ice age Wisconsin glaciation is named the Allerød Oscillation after an archaeological site found at Allerød

In 1797 six Bronze Age lurs was found in Lynge at Brudevælte

Allerød is part of the Green Cities concept

The zip/postal code for Lillerød is 3450

Economy

Allerød has a large concentration of technology companies in its industrial zones at the outskirts of the town These include the hearing aid company Widex, Welltech, a developer of robotic technology for the off-shore industry and Weibel Scientific, a designer and manufacturer of continuous wave doppler radars Hewlett-Packard's Danish headquarters moved to Allerød in IBM has a large facility in Blovstrød, just outside Allerød, Widex in Vassingerød

Other companies headquartered in Allerød are the engineering consultancy NIRAS, drug store and cosmetics chain MATAS, the development company Sjælsø Gruppen and the furniture companies Fritz Hansen and PP-Møbler

Culture

Mungo Park is a small but very influential theatre, in the town centre

Sports

The local badminton club, Lillerød BK, has won the Danish Badminton League four times and Europe League three times

Politics

Distribution of the 21 seats in the municipal council, as of the municipal elections in 2017

Party Seats
Conservative People's Party 5
Social Democrats 5
Venstre 5
Social People's Party 2
Social Liberal Party 1
Our Allerød 1
Blovstrød List 1
Red-Green Alliance 1

Notable people

  • Andreas Christensen, footballer, was born in Lillerød
  • Kate Hall, singer, grew up in Allerød
  • Lotte Friis, Olympic Swimmer, was born in Allerød
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen, author, lives in Allerød
  • Henrik Fisker, automotive designer and entrepreneur, was born in Allerød

See also

  • Allerød station
  • Mungo Park theatre

References

  1. ^ Green Cities concept in english
  2. ^ "HP indvier sit nye danske hovedsæde" Computerworld Retrieved 5 December 2015 
  • Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal Data
  • Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map

External links

  • Municipality's official website
  • The Brudevaelte lurs

Coordinates: 55°52′N 12°22′E / 55867°N 12367°E / 55867; 12367



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