It is a modern city of 30,000 inhabitants, about 15 km west of Copenhagen.
The coat of arms of the town depicts a rooster, the emblem of agriculture. The coat of arms was created by Gunnar Westman in 1971. The letters V and Ø in the coat of arms represent the original small villages of Herstedvester and Herstedøster.
The cooperation focuses mainly on culture and tourism, sport, environment and exchange of experience in the field of local government.