Vanløse is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It lies on the western border of the municipality. Vanløse covers an area of 6.69 km², and has a population of 36,115, making Vanløse the smallest district of Copenhagen, by population.
Neighboring city districts are:
- to the southeast is Frederiksberg municipality, which is not a part of Copenhagen municipality but rather an enclave surrounded by the municipality
- to the northeast is Bispebjerg
- to the north is Brønshøj-Husum
- to the west is Rødovre municipality, which is outside the Copenhagen municipality area
- to the south is Valby, partially separated by Damhus Lake (Damhus Sø).
The French artist Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903) lived at Bogholdergården in the street Bogholder Alle during his stay in Copenhagen in 1884-1885. Also, the Danish artist Henry Heerup (1907 - 1993) lived for many years in the street Rødtjørnevej in Vanløse. The local Hyltebjerg Church (Ålekistevej 89) is seen at 1:34:11 in the 1978 Olsen-banden film The Olsen Gang Sees Red. And the rock musician Van Morrison (1945 - ) lived in Vanløse with his Danish girlfriend from 1980 until 1983. His song Vanlose Stairway deals with sitting on the stairs of the local station.
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