Region Zealand

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Region Zealand
Region Sjælland
Region of Denmark
Official logo of Region Zealand
Logo
Location of Region Zealand
Country Denmark
Largest city Roskilde
Capital Sorø
Municipalities
Government
 • Chairman Steen Bach Nielsen (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total 7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 816,670
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.regionsjaelland.dk

Region Zealand[2] (Danish: Region Sjælland) is the southernmost administrative region of Denmark, established on January 1, 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, reducing the number of municipalities from 271 to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on January 1, 2007.

Overview[edit]

Region Zealand consists of the former counties of Roskilde, Storstrøm, and Vestsjælland.

The region is named after the island of Zealand, which it shares with the neighbouring Danish Capital Region. Region Zealand also includes the adjacent islands of Lolland, Falster, and Møn.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ About Region Zealand

External links[edit]

Media related to Region Sjælland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°10′N 11°50′E / 55.167°N 11.833°E / 55.167; 11.833