Gribskov Municipality

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Gribskov Municipality
Gribskov Kommune
Municipality
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
Country Denmark
Region Region Zealand
Seat Helsinge
Government
 • Mayor Kim Valentin (V)
Area
 • Total 270 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (1 April 2014)
 • Total 40,850
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 219
Website www.gribskov.dk

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).

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 2014 is Kim Valentin, a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre (Denmark) political party.

Attractions[edit]

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 references[edit]

  1. ^ Valby Hegn Danish Nature Agency (Danish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°03′N 12°13′E / 56.050°N 12.217°E / 56.050; 12.217