The north coast of Zealand. Viewed from Gilleleje in Gribskov Municipality.
|• Mayor||Kim Valentin (V)|
|• Total||270 km2 (100 sq mi)|
|Population (1 April 2014)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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.
Other interesting sites includes:
- Rudolph Tegner Museum
- Asserbo Charterhouse
- Søborg Castle
- Esrum Abbey
- Tisvilde Hegn
Sources and references
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
- Valby Hegn Danish Nature Agency (Danish)
North Coast (Zealand) travel guide from Wikivoyage
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