Odense Municipality

Odense Municipality
Odense Kommune (Danish)
Odense City Hall
Coat of arms of Odense Municipality
Coordinates: 55°23′46″N 10°23′19″E / 55.396°N 10.3885°E / 55.396; 10.3885
RegionSouthern Denmark
First documented988
Municipalized1 April 1970
 • MayorPeter Rahbæk Juel
 • Total304.34 km2 (117.51 sq mi)
 (1. January 2023)[1]
 • Total207,762
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC2 (CEST)
Websitewww.odense.dk Edit this at Wikidata

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).[1] 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.

Neighboring municipalities are Kerteminde to the east, Faaborg-Midtfyn to the south, Assens to the west, and Nordfyn to the north.

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