Region of Southern Denmark
|Region of Southern Denmark
|— Region of Denmark —|
|• Chairman||Carl Holst (Venstre)|
|• Total||12,191 km2 (4,707 sq mi)|
|• Density||99/km2 ( 260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Region of Southern Denmark (Danish: Region Syddanmark) 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 to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007, although the merger of the Funish municipalities of Ærøskøbing and Marstal was given the go-ahead to be implemented on 1 January 2006, one year before the main reform.
It consists of the former counties of Funen, Ribe and South Jutland, adding ten municipalities from the former Vejle County. The territories formerly belonging to Vejle County consist of the new municipalities of Fredericia (unchanged by the reform), Vejle (a merger of Vejle, Børkop, parts of Egtved, Give, and Jelling) and Kolding (a merger of Kolding, parts of Lunderskov, Vamdrup, and parts of both Egtved and Christiansfeld - the latter from South Jutland County). A total of 78 municipalities were combined to a total of 22 new entities (listed below).
Media related to Region Syddanmark at Wikimedia Commons
- Region of Southern Denmarks homepage (English version)
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