Allerød Municipality

Allerød Municipality
Allerød Kommune

Coat of arms
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Lillerød
  Mayor Jørgen Johansen (C)
  Total 67.44 km2 (26.04 sq mi)
Population (1 April 2014)
  Total 24,201
  Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 201

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 Jørgen Johansen, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party.


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 [1]

The zip/postal code for Lillerød is 3450.


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 .[2] 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.


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


Distribution of the 21 seats in the municipal council.

Party Seats
Conservative People's Party 6
Social Democrats 3
Venstre 3
New Allerød 2
Social Liberal Party 1
Social People's Party 1
Danish People's Party 1
Red-Green Alliance 1
Blovstrød List 1
Allerød-Sjælsø Local List 1
Independents 1

Notable people

See also


  1. Green Cities concept in english
  2. "HP indvier sit nye danske hovedsæde". Computerworld. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

External links

Coordinates: 55°52′N 12°22′E / 55.867°N 12.367°E / 55.867; 12.367

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