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.
The north coast of Zealand. Viewed from Gilleleje in Gribskov Municipality.
Coat of arms of Gribskov Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Gribskov.PNG
Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°13′E / 56.050°N 12.217°E / 56.050; 12.217Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°13′E / 56.050°N 12.217°E / 56.050; 12.217
CountryDenmark
RegionHovedstaden
Established2007
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 Edit this at Wikidata

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.

LocationsEdit

Helsinge 8,225
Gilleleje 6,658
Græsted 3,674
Dronningmølle 1,675
Ramløse 1,611
Tisvilde 1,560
Smidstrup 1,284
Blistrup 1,174
Esbønderup 1,143
Vejby 1,111
Munkerup 791
Rågeleje 762
Kagerup 406
Annisse 298
Mårum 223
Søborg 212

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Gribskov's municipal council consists of 23 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 G O V Ø
2005 5 1 1 3 2 14 1 27 70.4% Jannich Petersen (V)
2009 6 2 4 2 9 23 69.2% Jan Ferdinandsen (C)
2013 5 1 4 2 10 1 75.3% Kim Valentin (V)
2017 5 2 6 2 7 1 73.5% Anders Gerner Frost (G)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

AttractionsEdit

 
One of the seven long barrows at Valby Hegn.

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 referencesEdit

  1. ^ Valby Hegn Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine Danish Nature Agency (in Danish)

External linksEdit

  North Coast (Zealand) travel guide from Wikivoyage