Vordingborg Municipality

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Vordingborg is a municipality (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 615 km². It has a total population of 46,600 (2006). Its mayor is Henrik Holmer, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

It is named after the town of Vordingborg.

Overview

The Masnedsund Bridge connects the town of Vordingborg to the island of Masnedø. The Storstrøm Bridge connects Masnedø to neighboring municipality Nørre Aslev 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 municipalies from the town of Bakkebølle Strand over Farø island (part of Møn municipality) to Falster near the town of Sortsøgab.

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

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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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