Ringkjøbing County

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Ringkjøbing Amt

Ringkjøbing Amt's coat of arms.
Basic Facts
County seat Ringkøbing
Area 4,853 km²
Inhabitants 275,065 (2006)
Map
Ringkjøbing County in Denmark

Ringkjøbing Amt (English, Ringkjøbing County) is a former county (Danish: amt) on the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. It had the lowest population density of all the Danish counties. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it merged into Region Midtjylland (i.e. Region Central Jutland).

Note of terminology: A modern Danish spelling of the name would be Ringkøbing Amt, but the county officially used an older, traditional spelling, as opposed to the municipality of Ringkøbing.

List of County Mayors[edit]

From To County Mayor
April 1, 1970 - Aage Ebbensgaard
- - Lars Agerskov
- - Anton Kristensen
- - S. E. Kristensen
March 1996 December 31, 2006 Knud Munk Nielsen (Venstre)

Municipalities (1970-2006)[edit]

Coordinates: 56°05′N 8°15′E / 56.083°N 8.250°E / 56.083; 8.250