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
Gentofte Sø (Denmark).jpg
Coat of arms of Gentofte Municipality
Map DK Gentofte.PNG
Coordinates: 55°45′02″N 12°33′07″E / 55.750472°N 12.552073°E / 55.750472; 12.552073Coordinates: 55°45′02″N 12°33′07″E / 55.750472°N 12.552073°E / 55.750472; 12.552073
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstade
Established1 January 1842
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 Edit this at Wikidata

Gentofte is the most wealthy municipality in Denmark and consists of several fashionable Copenhagen suburbs such as Hellerup and Charlottenlund.

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.

Lars Ulrich was born in Gentofte.

DemographyEdit

Historical population of Gentofte
YearPop.±%
17691,056—    
17871,526+44.5%
18011,962+28.6%
18402,750+40.2%
18503,072+11.7%
18603,660+19.1%
18704,158+13.6%
18805,106+22.8%
18907,449+45.9%
190114,470+94.3%
191124,691+70.6%
YearPop.±%
192134,451+39.5%
193047,848+38.9%
194076,457+59.8%
195087,803+14.8%
196088,308+0.6%
197077,744−12.0%
198067,300−13.4%
199065,303−3.0%
200067,957+4.1%
200970,000+3.0%
Note: 1769's count refers to 15 January 1769; 1787's count refers to 1 July 1787.
Source:[citation needed]

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Gentofte's municipal council consists of 19 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F I T V Ø
2005 2 2 9 1 1 2 17 68.8% Hans Toft (C)
2009 3 2 10 2 2 19 66.3%
2013 3 1 11 1 2 1 72.4%
2017 2 1 13 1 1 1 71.6%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

AttractionsEdit

EducationEdit

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 two-year programme.

Parks and open spacesEdit

 
View over Gentofte Lake

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

Natural habitats are found at Gentofte Sø, a huge lake with many 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.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Gentofte is twinned with:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venskabsbyer". gentofte.dk (in Danish). Gentofte Kommune. Retrieved 15 April 2021.

External linksEdit