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Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner): Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner). ...

  1. Copenhagen (municipality)
  2. Frederiksberg (municipality)
  3. Copenhagen
  4. Frederiksborg
  5. Roskilde
  6. West Zealand
  7. Storstrøm
  8. Funen
  9. South Jutland
  10. Ribe
  11. Vejle
  12. Ringkjøbing
  13. Viborg
  14. North Jutland
  15. Århus
  16. Bornholm (regional municipality)

Image:DenmarkNumbered.png City nickname: none Location in Denmark Area  - Total  - Water 526 km² xxx km² xx% Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density 502,204 1,116,979 954/km2 [including water] xxx/km2 [land only] Time zone Eastern: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 55°43 N 12°34 E Copenhagen (Danish: København) is... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... Københavns Amt (English: Copenhagen County) is a county in eastern Denmark, located on the island of Zealand, covering the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen except Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. ... Frederiksborgs Amt (English Frederiksborg County) is a county in eastern Denmark, on the north of the island of Zealand. ... Roskildes Amt (English Roskilde County) is a county in eastern Denmark, on the island of Zealand. ... Vestsjællands Amt (English West Zealand County) is one of the 13 counties of Denmark. ... Storstrøms Amt (English Storstrøm County) is a county in southeast Denmark, on the islands of Zealand, Møn, Falster, Lolland and some minor islands. ... Fyns Amt (English Funen County) is a county in south-central Denmark, located on the islands of Funen, Ærø, Langeland, Taasinge, and about 90 other islands. ... Sønderjyllands Amt (English: South Jutland County) is a county in southern Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Ribes Amt (English Ribe County) is a county in southwest Denmark on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Vejles Amt (English Vejle County) is a county in southern Denmark, on the east coast of the peninsula of Jutland. ... Ringkøbings Amt (English Ringkjøbing County) is a county in western Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Viborg and Nyslott County was a county in Finnish Karelia 1634–1743, returned to Finland 1812–1944 under the name of Viborg County Viborgs Amt (English Viborg County) is a county in western Denmark, in the north-central part of the peninsula of Jutland. ... Nordjyllands Amt (English North Jutland County) is a county in northern Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Ã…rhus Amt (English: Aarhus County) is a county in central Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, to the east of Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland (on the map of Denmark to the right, it is not shown in its true location; see the map at the bottom of the article). ... Image File history File links map of counties/municipalities of Denmark File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Copenhagen County comprise the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen, except Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg Municipality. Bornholm Regional Municipality comprise the five former municipalities on the island Bornholm and the island's former county.


Greenland and the Faroe Islands also belong to the Kingdom of Denmark, but have autonomous status and are largely self-governing, and are both represented by two seats in the parliament.


See also the ranked list of Danish counties. NB: The municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg do not belong to Copenhagen County. ...


Reform

A government proposal in 2004 is suggesting that the counties be replaced by five large regions with health care as their sole responsibilities; two regions in Jutland, two regions in Zealand and one region covering Funen and the southernmost part of Jutland. The proposal also requires the municipalities to merge reducing them from 271 to about one hundred, with a minimum of 30,000 inhabitants each, although with room for exceptions. Health care or healthcare is an industry associated with the the prevention, treatment, and management of illness along with the promotion of mental, physical and spiritual well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. ... Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland, German: Jütland) is a peninsula in northern Europe that forms the mainland part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany, dividing the North Sea from the Baltic Sea. ... Zealand (Danish: Sjælland) is the largest island of Denmark. ... Funen (Danish: Fyn) is the third largest island of Denmark. ...


The reform was confirmed by the danish parliment om february 24th 2005.


External links

  • Map of Denmark
  • Map of Faroe Islands
  • Map of Greenland

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