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Regions, Provinces and Former Counties of Denmark

Municipal reform that came into effect on 1 January 2007 replaced Denmark's division of thirteen counties with five regions.

Regions and Provinces
Name
Admin. Centres
*Population
†Area Km²
Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region)
Hillerød
1,768,125
2,559
Byen Købehavn (City of Copenhagen)    739,977 179.3
Københavns omegn (Copenhagen area)   535,355 342.2
Nordsjælland (North Zealand)   452,874 1,449.1
Bornholm   39 919 588.4
Region Sjælland (Zealand)
Sorø
820,480
7,223.1
Østsjælland (East Zealand)   241,870 807.7
Vest- og Sydsjælland (West and South Zealand)   578,610 6,415.5
Region Syddanmark (South Denmark)
Vejle
1,205,728
12,256.1
Fyn   488,578 3,478.6
Sydjylland (South Jutland)   717,150 8,777.5
Region Midtjylland (Central Jutland) 
Viborg
1,282,750
13,006.2
Østjylland (East Jutland)   857,030 5,841.5
Vestjylland (West Jutland)   425,720 7,164.7
Region and Province Nordjylland (North Jutland)
Ålborg
582,632
7,879.1
Former Counties
Name
Capital
‡Population
Area Km²
Århus
Århus
640,637
4,561
Bornholm
Bornholm
44,126
588
Frederiksborg
Frederiksborg
368,116
1,347
Fyn
Fyn
472,064
3,486
Købehavn (Copenhagen)
Købehavn
615,115
526
Nordjylland (North Jutland)
Nordjylland
494,833
6,173
Ribe
Ribe
224,446
3,131
Ringkobing
Ringkobing
273,517
4,853
Roskilde
Roskilde
233,212
891
Sønderjylland (South Jutland)
Sønderjylland
253,249
3,938
Storstrom
Nykobing
259,691
3,398
Vejle
Vejle
349,186
2,997
Vestsjælland (West Zealand)
Vestsjælland
296,875
2,984
Viborg
Viborg
233,921
4,122

Notes

* At 1 January 2015
† Land and inland water area
‡ 2001 estimates

Sources


Agerskov, U., et al. Statistical Yearbook 2015. Copenhagen: Statistics Denmark, 2015.

McCoy, J.F. Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd edn. Detroit: Thomson-Gale, 2003.

Thomas, A.H. The A to Z of Denmark. Lanham, etc.: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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