Herlev Municipality

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Gladsaxe Municipality
Municipality
Coat of arms of Gladsaxe Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Herlev.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Herlev
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Gyldal Petersen (S)
Area
 • Total 12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)
 • Total 26,958
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 163
Website www.herlev.dk

Herlev Kommune is a suburban municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 12 km², and has a total population of 26,898 (1 October 2012). Its mayor is Thomas Gyldal Petersen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The former village Herlev is the largest settlement of the municipal and the site of the municipal council.

Neighboring municipalities are Gladsaxe to the east and northeast, Furesø Municipality to the north, Ballerup to the west, Glostrup to the southwest, Rødovre to the south, and Copenhagen to the southeast.

Herlev municipality was not merged with other municipalities by January 1, 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

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Coordinates: 55°43′N 12°25′E / 55.717°N 12.417°E / 55.717; 12.417