Gribskov Municipality

Gribskov Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden ("Capital Region"). The municipality covers an area of 278 km², and has a total population of 40,850 (1 April 2014).

Gribskov Municipality

Gribskov Kommune
The north coast of Zealand. Viewed from Gilleleje in Gribskov Municipality.

Coat of arms
Gribskov Municipality
Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°13′E
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Hovedstaden
SeatHelsinge
Government
  MayorAnders Gerner Frost (Nytgribskov)
Area
  Total270 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2014)
  Total40,850
  Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code219
Websitewww.gribskov.dk

The municipality was created on 1 January 2007 as a merger of former municipalities of Græsted-Gilleleje and Helsinge. Its mayor as of 1 January 2018 is Anders Gerner Frost, a member of the local Nytgribskov (New Gribskov) political party.

Attractions

There is a large concentration of dolmens and tumuli within the municipality. Of special mention is 'Valby Hegn', a small plantation close to Helsinge and Gribskov and home to no less than seven long barrows from the neolithic Stone Age.[1]

Other interesting sites includes:

Sources and references

  1. Valby Hegn Danish Nature Agency (in Danish)

North Coast (Zealand) travel guide from Wikivoyage


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