Langeland Municipality

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Langeland municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark in Denmark consisting of the islands of Langeland, Strynø, and Siø which has several inhabitants. It covers an area of 291.07 km² and has a total population of 12,560 (1 January 2019). It is connected to Funen via a bridge, Langelandsbroen. There is a ferry route, Spodsbjerg-Tårs, with regular traffic between Spodsbjerg, population 215 (2014), and Tårs in Lolland Municipality. As of 1 January 2018, Tonni Hansen is the mayor of Langeland Municipality. He is the only member of the Socialist People's Party to hold the top political post in a municipality in 2018. Previously, Lejre Municipality had a mayor, Mette Touborg, from this party, but she left her position 28 September 2016 for a new job.

The municipality was created as a result of the municipal reform of 2007, through a merger of the municipalities of Rudkøbing, Sydlangeland and Tranekær. However, the new municipality nonetheless agreed to enter into a "municipal cooperation agreement" with Svendborg Municipality.[1]

Politics[edit]

Langeland's municipal council consists of 15 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six political committees. [2]

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 O T V Ø
2005 5 2 1 12 5 25 76.0% Knud Gether (T)
2009 3 1 1 1 1 5 3 15 72.4% Bjarne Nielsen (V)
2013 2 2 4 5 2 77.3%
2017 3 1 6 1 4 75.2% Tonni Hansen (F)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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Coordinates: 55°00′00″N 10°50′00″E / 55°N 10.8333°E / 55; 10.8333