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Gentofte

Gentofte Municipality
Municipality

Coat of arms
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Charlottenlund
Government
 • Mayor Hans Toft (C)
Area
 • Total 25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 73,360
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 157
Website

Gentofte Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the Capital Region of Denmark (Region Hovedstaden) on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi), and has a total population of 73,308 (1 October 2012). Since 1993, its mayor has been Hans Toft, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti).

The municipality is an amalgamation of seven formerly independent towns, all close to one another. The site of its municipal council is the town of Charlottenlund. The other towns are Dyssegård, Gentofte, Hellerup, Jægersborg, Klampenborg, Ordrup, and Vangede.

Neighboring municipalities are Lyngby-Taarbæk to the north, Gladsaxe to the west, and Copenhagen to the south. To the east is the Øresund, the strait that separates Zealand from Sweden.

Gentofte municipality was not merged with other municipalities in the 1 January 2007 nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).


Demography

Population of Gentofte (from 1971 January 1 and from 1801 to 1921 February 1):

Attractions

Parks and open spaces

The most important parks are Charlottenlund Beach Park, Hellerup Beach Park, Bernstorff Park.

Natural habitats are found at Gentofte Lake, Ermelunden in Jægersborg and Gemmelmose in Vangede. A small section of Jægersborg Dyrehave also extends into the municipality, while the rest while the rest, including the Dyrehavsbakken fun fair, is in Lyngby-Taarbæk.

Famous residents of the municipality

Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), the noted architect and furniture designer, who built extensively in Gentofte and lived on Strandvejen.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is probably Gentofte's most famous native, at least among younger generations.

Writer Dan Turèll (b. 1946, d. 1993) lived in the Vangede part of Gentofte from 1955–1964 and again from 1966 - 1969. He documented these years in his 1975 book "Vangede billeder" ("Vangede pictures").

Composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932) was born in Gentofte.

Movie critic Ole Michelsen is a resident, and his daughter, model and actress Katrine Michelsen, was born and died in Gentofte.

Shipping tycoon Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller also had his residence in the municipality.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Local Portal

References

  • Municipal statistics: KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  • Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
  • Demography:(Danish) Statistical Yearbook of Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7024-230-5

Coordinates: 55°45′02″N 12°33′07″E / 55.750472°N 12.552073°E / 55.750472; 12.552073

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