Gentofte Municipality

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. It covers an area of 25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi), and has a total population of 74,548 (1 April 2014). Since 1993, its mayor has been Hans Toft, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti).

Gentofte Municipality

Coat of arms
CountryDenmark
RegionCapital Region
SeatCharlottenlund
Government
  MayorHans Toft (C)
Area
  Total25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
  Total74,548
  Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code157
Websitewww.gentofte.dk

The municipality is an amalgamation of three formerly independent towns, and several other local settlements, all close to one another. The site of its municipal council is in Charlottenlund. The three original towns were Gentofte, Vangede and Ordrup. It later included Tuborg, Skovshoved, Dyssegård, Hellerup, Jægersborg, and Klampenborg.

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

Gentofte municipality was not merged with other municipalities in the 1 January 2007 nationwide Kommunalreformen.


Demography

Population of Gentofte:

  • 15 January 1769: 1,056
  • 1/7/1787: 1,526
  • 1801: 1,962
  • 1840: 2,750
  • 1850: 3,072
  • 1860: 3,660
  • 1870: 4,158
  • 1880: 5,106
  • 1890: 7,449
  • 1901: 14,470
  • 1911: 24,691
  • 1921: 34,451
  • 5/11/1930: 47,848
  • 5/11/1940: 76,457
  • 7/11/1950: 87,803
  • 26 September 1960: 88,308
  • 9/11/1970: 77,744
  • 1971: 77,683
  • 1972: 76,365
  • 1973: 74,673
  • 1974: 72,694
  • 1975: 71,634
  • 1976: 70,253
  • 1977: 68,873
  • 1978: 68,223
  • 1979: 67,667
  • 1980: 67,300
  • 1981: 66,782
  • 1982: 66,564
  • 1983: 66,902
  • 1984: 67,112
  • 1985: 66,767
  • 1986: 66,283
  • 1987: 66,011
  • 1988: 65,467
  • 1989: 65,032
  • 1990: 65,303
  • 1991: 65,696
  • 1992: 66,077
  • 1993: 65,986
  • 1994: 66,251
  • 1995: 66,508
  • 1996: 66,706
  • 1997: 66,986
  • 1998: 67,402
  • 1999: 67,709
  • 2000: 67,957
  • 2001: 68,094
  • 2002: 68,213
  • 2003: 68,314
  • 2004: 68,704
  • 2005: 68,991
  • 2006: 68,623
  • 2007: 68,672
  • 2008: 68,913
  • 2009: 70,000

Attractions

Education

Gentofte Municipality is home to four public upper secondary schools: Øregård and Gammel Hellerup in Hellerup, Aurehøj in Gentofte and Ordrup Gymnasium in Ordrup. Gentofte Municipality is also home to the private Rygaards International School and Copenhagen International School, although the latter are going to relocate to new premises that are under construction in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen. Gentofte Studenterkursus offers a 2-year programme.

Parks and open spaces

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

Natural habitats are found at Gentofte Sø, a huge lake with lots of birds on it, Ermelunden in Jægersborg and Gammelmose in Vangede, Øregård Park (or Øregård Museum's Garden) with a beautiful lake, benches and also a playground. A small section of Jægersborg Dyrehave also extends into the municipality, while the rest, including the Dyrehavsbakken fun fair, is in Lyngby-Taarbæk.

Notable people

See also

References

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

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