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Nordfyn Municipality

Nordfyns municipality (Nordfyns Kommune)
Municipalities of Denmark
Country Denmark
Region Region of Southern Denmark
Seat Bogense
Area 451.57 km2 (174 sq mi)
Population 29,651 (2009)
Density 65.66 / km2 (170 / sq mi)
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)
Saint Nicholas Church, Bogense (Sankt Nikolaj kirke)

Nordfyn is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark in Denmark. It covers an area of 451 km2 (174 sq mi) and a total population of 29,651 (2009).

On 1 January 2007 Nordfyn municipality was created as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), consisting of the former municipalities of Bogense, Otterup and Søndersø.

It was originally planned that the new entity should have continued the existing name of Bogense municipality but a local referendum preferred the name Nordfyn and this decision was approved by the Danish Interior Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, in June 2006.[1]


  • Politics 1
  • Demographics 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


Like all Danish municipalities, Nordfyn elect a municipal council every 4 years. The council in turn appoint the mayor every 4 year. This system has caused some trouble, as a so-called "rævekage" occurred in 2009. Venstre and the Social Democrats had agreed upon a Social Democratic mayoral candidate, and expected to have him chosen. However, a group of municipal Councillors from Venstre decided to break the agreement, and have Morten Andersen from Venstre chosen as mayor. Mayors on the municipality are:

Name Party Terms
Bent Dyssemark Venstre 1 January 2007 – 31 December 2009
Morten Andersen Venstre 1 January 2010 – 31 December 2013, 1 January 2014-

The current municipal council was elected in 2013 and convened on 1 January 2014. It has 25 members, with Venstre having 11 seats, the Social Democrats 7, the DPP having 2, and others having 1 each. Its members, ranked by number of personal votes, are:

Name Party Notes
Morten Andersen Venstre Mayor
Kim Johansen Social Democrats 2nd Deputy Mayor
Jørgen Meier Sørensen Venstre
Kurt Christensen Venstre
Helle Waagner Social Democrats Former SPP member
Rene Lundegaard Danish People's Party
Steen Brydegaard Socialist People's Party
Anja Lund Kristensen Venstre
Ole Taustrup Hansen Venstre
Pia Longet Social Democrats
Lars Hegelund Bjørnsbo Venstre
Anette Lykke Jensen Social Democrats
Freddy Andersen Venstre
Jane Yndgaard Danish People's Party
Dorte Schmidt Nordfynslisten
Mogens Christensen Venstre
Gert Rasmussen Social Democrats
Franz Jul Rohde Conservative People's Party 1st Deputy Mayor
Bent Soelberg Venstre
Lasse Haugaard Jensen Social Democrats
Jens Otto Dalhøj Liberal Alliance
Palle Yndgaard Venstre
Keld Haurholm Nielsen Red-Green Alliance
Brian Lebæk Social Democrats
Maria Smet Jensen Venstre


The largest towns in Nordfyns Municipality are:

1. Otterup - 4.726 inhabitants (2008)
2. Bogense - 3.424 inhabitants (2008)
3. Søndersø - 2.993 inhabitants (2008)

Other towns and villages (ordered by population):

Morud - 1.588 inhabitants (2009)
Skamby - 467 inhabitants (2009)

External links

  • Official website (Danish)


  1. ^ [2]
  • Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD a.k.a. Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  • Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
  • Population information Danmarks Statistisk
  • Politics

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