Middelfart Municipality

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Map of the municipality

Middelfart Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the island of Funen in southern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 297 km². It has a total population of 37,274 (2008). Its mayor is Steen Dahlstrøm, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Middelfart.

The Snævringen ("The Narrowing"), is the strait that separates the island of Funen from the Jutland mainland in this area, where the two lie very close to each other, often less than 1.5 km apart. Snævringen is an extension of the Kattegat, and begins near the cities of Fredericia and Middelfart. To the south of the municipality is Fænø Strait (Fænø Sund), which separates Funen from the municipality's island of Fænø.

On January 1, 2007 Middelfart municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Ejby and Nørre Aaby municipalities to form an enlarged Middelfart municipality.

The municipality is part of Triangle Region and of the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.[1][2]

Economy[edit]

Companies headquartered in the municipality include United Shipping & Trading Company.

Politics[edit]

Middelfart's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees. [3]

Municipal council[edit]

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

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F H O V Ø
2005 12 1 2 1 1 1 7 25 73.1% Steen Dahlstrøm (A)
2009 11 1 2 3 2 6 69.2%
2013 11 1 2 1 3 6 1 77.0%
2017 14 1 1 2 6 1 76.8% Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vi er landets mest ambitiøse business region" [We are the country's most ambitious business region] (in Danish). trekantomraadet.dk. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Tal og statistik" [Figures and Statistics] (in Danish). Byregion Østjylland. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ Byråd og udvalg

Coordinates: 55°30′N 9°45′E / 55.5°N 9.75°E / 55.5; 9.75