Odense Kommune (Danish)
|Municipalized||1 April 1970|
|• Mayor||Peter Rahbæk Juel|
|• Total||304.34 km2 (117.51 sq mi)|
(1. January 2023)
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC2 (CEST)|
Odense Municipality (Danish: Odense Kommune) is a Danish municipality (kommune) in Southern Denmark on the island of Funen in central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 304.34 km2 (118 sq mi), and has a population of 207,762 (1. January 2023). It is the most populous municipality in the region of Southern Denmark.
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Odense. Including the social sector, 17,000 people are employed by the municipality. The municipal budget is 6,881 million DKK as of 2006. The municipality runs 37 schools; Odense is also the home of 13 private schools.