|Established||1 April 1970|
|• Mayor||Ole Bjørstorp (S)|
|• Total||25.94 km2 (10.02 sq mi)|
(1 April 2014)
|• Density||840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Ishøj Municipality (Danish: Ishøj Kommune) is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers 26 km², with a total population of 21,675 (1 April 2014), many of whom are Pakistani, African, Arab, or Turkish immigrants. Its mayor is Ole Bjørstorp, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
The main town, and the site of the municipal council, is the town of Ishøj, which has one of Scandinavia's biggest housing projects - Vejleåparken (formerly Ishøjplanen). More than 76% of the people living there are immigrants or have immigrant parents. Consequently, Ishøj has many nicknames, for instance such as Istanhøj (a merge between the names Istanbul and Ishøj).
Ishøj Municipality was not merged with other municipalities on 1 January 2007 as part of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).
Ishøj's municipal council consists of 19 members, elected every four years.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||9||1||2||2||3||17||62.6%||Ole Bjørstorp (A)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
- Gudrun Stig Aagaard (1895 in the village of Torslunde – 1986) a Danish textile artist who specialized in printed fabrics
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal merges and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map