Brøndby

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Brøndby Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 21 km², and has a total population of 33,831 (2008). Its mayor is Ib Terp, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

The site of its municipal council is the town of Brøndbyvester. Neighboring municipalities are Hvidovre to the east, Rødovre and Glostrup to the north, Albertslund to the northwest, and Vallensbæk to the west. To the south is Køge Bay (Køge Bugt).

The geography of Brøndby municipality was not affected on 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007).

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The town of Brøndby

Brøndby is actually divided into 3 cities. Brøndbyvester (West), Brøndbyøster (East) and to the south Brøndby Strand. Brøndbyvester is the "original" Brøndby and have a couple of old farm houses, but mostly there's a lot of single family houses, this is a typical middle-class Danish suburb.

Brøndbyøster is East of the big intersection that parts the 3 different Brøndby's. The city is one big housing project with high-rise residential buildings (Brøndby Strand Projects '93[1]), this part of the city has many older people and immigrants. Brøndby Strand is actually a mix of those two cities. There are lot of single-family houses and 12 high-rise residential estates. This area has a multicultural mix with successful artists like international smashhit Outlandish, Burhan G and Majid. These four neighborhoods are also known as the Southside or Southcoast Copenhagen.

Brøndby is the home of Brøndby IF, a football club. It is also the home of the hiphop group Outlandish, R&B singer Burhan G, rapper Majid and National Hockey League player Mikkel Boedker

Its name in Danish means "Well Town".


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