North Denmark Region

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North Jutland Region
Region Nordjylland
Region of Denmark
Official logo of North Jutland Region
Logo
Location of North Jutland Region
Country Denmark
Capital Aalborg
Municipalities
Government
 • Chairman Ulla Astman (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total 7,933 km2 (3,063 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 580,273
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.rn.dk

North Denmark Region[2] or North Jutland Region[3] (Danish: Region Nordjylland) is an administrative region of Denmark established on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties ("amter") with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006, when Ærø Municipality was created, to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007.

Geography[edit]

North Jutland Region consists of the former North Jutland County combined with parts of the county of the former Viborg County (the former municipalities of Aalestrup Municipality, Hanstholm Municipality, Morsø Municipality, Sydthy Municipality, Thisted Municipality), and the western half of Mariager Municipality (in the former Aarhus County).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ The North Denmark Region
  3. ^ Danish state authorities use both the Danish name Region Nordjylland and the direct translation North Jutland Region in English texts. The latter is also widely used by others, e.g. by the former Region Council Chairman.

External links[edit]

Media related to Region Nordjylland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 57°N 10°E / 57°N 10°E / 57; 10