Gentofte

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Gentofte Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in the Capital Region of Denmark (Region Hovedstaden) on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 26 km², and has a total population of 68,913 (2008). Its mayor is Hans Toft, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party. Toft has served as mayor since 1993.

The municipality is an amalgamation of seven formerly independent towns, all close to one another. The site of its municipal council is the town of Charlottenlund. The other towns are Dyssegård, Gentofte, Hellerup, Jægersborg, Klampenborg, Ordrup, and Vangede.

Neighboring municipalities are Lyngby-Taarbæk to the north, Gladsaxe to the west, and Copenhagen to the south. To the east is the Øresund, the strait that separates Zealand from Sweden.

Gentofte municipality was not merged with other municipalities in the 1 January 2007 nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

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Demography

Population of Gentofte (from 1971 January 1 and from 1801 to 1921 February 1):

  • 15.1.1769: 1.056
  • 1.7.1787 : 1.526
  • 1801 : 1.962
  • 1840 : 2.750
  • 1850 : 3.072
  • 1860 : 3.660
  • 1870 : 4.158
  • 1880 : 5.106
  • 1890 : 7.449
  • 1901 : 14.470
  • 1911 : 24.691
  • 1921 : 34.451
  • 5.11.1930:47.848
  • 5.11.1940:76.457
  • 7.11.1950:87.803
  • 26.9.1960:88.308
  • 9.11.1970:77.744
  • 1971 : 77.683
  • 1972 : 76.365
  • 1973 : 74.673
  • 1974 : 72.694
  • 1975 : 71.634
  • 1976 : 70.253
  • 1977 : 68.873
  • 1978 : 68.223
  • 1979 : 67.667
  • 1980 : 67.300
  • 1981 : 66.782
  • 1982 : 66.564
  • 1983 : 66.902
  • 1984 : 67.112
  • 1985 : 66.767
  • 1986 : 66.283
  • 1987 : 66.011
  • 1988 : 65.467
  • 1989 : 65.032
  • 1990 : 65.303
  • 1991 : 65.696
  • 1992 : 66.077
  • 1993 : 65.986
  • 1994 : 66.251
  • 1995 : 66.508
  • 1996 : 66.706
  • 1997 : 66.986
  • 1998 : 67.402
  • 1999 : 67.709
  • 2000 : 67.957
  • 2001 : 68.094
  • 2002 : 68.213
  • 2003 : 68.314
  • 2004 : 68.704

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