|Area||60.18 km² (2005)|
Greve Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) approx. 21 km. south-west of Copenhagen in Region Sjælland on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 60 km², and has a total population of 47,773 (2008). Its mayor is Hans Barlach, a member of the De Konservative (The Conservative Party) political party.
The site of its municipal council is the town of Greve.
Greve Municipality was formed in 1970 as part of the kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") of that year. It was established out of the following parishes:
During the late 1960s and into the 1970s, lots of people moved permanently out of Copenhagen and into new homes in places like Greve. What was formerly farmer's fields quickly turned into districts of detached houses, whilst most of the shops and similar businesses neaby the coastal road moved into central shopping malls such as Hundige Storcenter and Greve Midtby Center. Around 1980 the S-train railroad network was expanded towards Køge, and the stations Greve and Hundige were placed adjacent to the shopping malls.
Today, it serves primarily as a residential municipality, functioning as a suburb for the larger Copenhagen area.