North Denmark Region

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North Jutland Region
Region Nordjylland
Region of Denmark
Official logo of North Jutland Region
Logo flag
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).

Logo of the North Denmark Region

Main towns of North Denmark[edit]

Main towns[4]
# City Population
2011
1 Aalborg 124.921
2 Hjørring 24.726
3 Frederikshavn 23.339
4 Thisted 13.005
5 Brønderslev 11.840
6 Hobro 11.635
7 Nykøbing Mors 9.154
8 Sæby 8.875
9 Skagen 8.515
10 Aars 8.010
11 Støvring 6.927
12 Svenstrup 6.751
13 Hirtshals 6.194
14 Aabybro 5.382
15 Nibe 5.043
16 Hadsund 5.040

Culture and education[edit]

One of Denmark's 5 universities, Aalborg Universitet, is situated In North Denmark Region. Most museums are situated in Aalborg such as Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, KUNSTEN, Musikkens Hus, Utzon Center and Zoologisk Have etc.

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.
  4. ^ Danmarks Statistikbank

External links[edit]

Media related to Region Nordjylland at Wikimedia Commons

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