Glostrup Municipality

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Glostrup Kommune is a suburban municipality and town in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand approx. 10 km west of Copenhagen in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 13.31 km², and has a total population of 22,151 . Its Zip code is 2600. Its mayor as of 2010 is John Engelhardt, a member of the Liberal Party political party. The municipality was established in 1841 following the municipal reforms of the 1840s, ranking as a parish municipality until 1950 when suburbanisation of Copenhagen inhabited the municipality and the status was changed to town municipality . From 1947 to 1960 the population in the municipality doubled due to the expanding suburbs of Copenhagen, reaching the municipality in the post-war period. Glostrup was designated as a new suburb along the western Tåstrup-finger of the Copenhagen Finger Plan of 1947.
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Glostrup, home to three quarters of the population. Other towns in the municipality are Hvissinge and Ejby. Until 1974 the town of Avedøre also belonged to this municipality. Being an exclave, it was merged into the neighbouring Hvidovre Municipality.


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