Vordingborg Municipality

Vordingborg Municipality
Vordingborg Kommune

Coat of arms
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Vordingborg
  Mayor Knud Larsen (V)
  Total 621.0 km2 (239.8 sq mi)
Population (1 January 1 2012)
  Total 45,925
  Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 390
Website www.vordingborg.dk

Vordingborg is a municipality formed in 2007 (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the southeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in south Denmark. The municipality includes the island of Masnedø, and covers an area of 621 km². It has a total population of 46,600 (2006). Its second and current mayor Knud Larsen, a member of the agrarian-liberal Venstre was elected in 2013, replacing Henrik Holmer of the Social Democrats.

It is named after the town of Vordingborg.


The Masnedsund Bridge connects the town of Vordingborg to the island of Masnedø. The Storstrøm Bridge connects Masnedø to neighboring municipality Guldborgsund on Falster near the town of Orehoved. The bridge is 3,199 meters long, and supports two lanes of traffic, plus a single track of railroad. It was inaugurated in 1937.

The Farø Bridges (The Farø High Bridge and the Farø Low Bridge) opened in 1985, and connect the two municipalities from the town of Bakkebølle Strand over Farø island (part of former Møn municipality) to Falster near the town of Sortsøgab.

On January 1, 2007 Vordingborg municipality was merged with the neighboring municipalities Langebæk, Møn, and Præstø to form the enlarged Vordingborg Municipality as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

Directly east of Vordingborg Municipality around 150 km (93 mi) across the Baltic Sea is Bornholm, formed in 2003, the easternmost municipality of Denmark, which is a part of The Capital Region of Denmark.

For the location of the municipality compared to neighbors, see location map in corresponding article, at the bottom, on Danish language Wikipedia, Vordingborg Kommune.

Urban areas

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Vordingborg 11,643
2 Præstø 3,853
3 Stege 3,835
4 Nyråd 2,479
5 Ørslev 1,870
6 Stensved 1,548
7 Køng 987
8 Mern 957
9 Bogø By 869
10 Gammel Kalvehave 832

See also


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Coordinates: 55°00′30″N 11°54′37″E / 55.00833°N 11.91028°E / 55.00833; 11.91028

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