North Jutland Region

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North Jutland

Region Nordjylland
Flag of North Jutland
Flag
Official logo of North Jutland
Location of North Jutland
CountryDenmark
CapitalAalborg
Municipalities
Government
 • ChairmanUlla Astman (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total7,933 km2 (3,063 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total589,148
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
HDI (2017)0.914[2]
very high · 4th
Websitewww.rn.dk

The North Jutland Region[3][4] (Danish: Region Nordjylland), or in some official sources, the North Denmark Region,[5] is an administrative region of Denmark established on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties ("amter") and set up 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. North Jutland Region has 11 municipalities. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007.The reform diminished the power of the regional level dramatically in favor of the local level and the central government in Copenhagen.

Geography[edit]

The municipalities composing Central Denmark Region.

The North Jutland Region consists of the former North Jutland County combined with parts 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).

Geologically the region lies in the northern part of Denmark which is rising because of post-glacial rebound.

Towns[edit]

Main towns[6]
# 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

Economy[edit]

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 26.1 billion € in 2018, accounting for 8.7% of Denmarks economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 33,200 € or 110% of the EU27 average in the same year.[7]

Culture and education[edit]

One of Denmark's five universities, Aalborg Universitet, is situated in the region. Most of the region's museums are situated in Aalborg such as Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, KUNSTEN, Musikkens Hus, Utzon Center and Zoologisk Have.

Regional Council[edit]

The five regions of Denmark each have a regional council of 41 members. These are elected every four years, during the local elections.

Election Party Total
seats
Elected
chairman
A B C F I K O V Ø ...
2005 20 1 2 2 1 2 12 1 41 Orla Hav (A)
2009 17 1 4 4 3 12 Ulla Astman (A)
2013 16 1 3 2 1 4 12 2
2017 18 1 4 1 4 11 2
Data from Kmdvalg.dk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ Official Tourist information – Welcome to North Jutland!
  4. ^ "Danish state authorities". Archived from the original on 27 March 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 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.
  5. ^ The North Denmark Region
  6. ^ Danmarks Statistikbank
  7. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External links[edit]

North Jutland travel guide from Wikivoyage

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