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Encyclopedia > Funen County
Fyns Amt

Fyns Amt's Coat of Arms.
Basic Facts
County seat Odense
Area 3,486 km²
Inhabitants 476,880 (2005)
Website www.fyns-amt.dk
Map
Funen County in Denmark

Fyns Amt (English: Funen County) is a county (Danish, amt) in central Denmark, comprising the islands of Funen, Langeland, Tåsinge, Ærø, and approximately 90 other islands, of which only 25 are inhabited. The county was formed on 1 April 1970, comprising the former counties of Odense and Svendborg. On 1 January 2007, the county will be abolished and become part of Region Syddanmark (i.e. Region South Denmark). Image File history File links Fyns_amt. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Odense Palace Odense Theatre Odense Railroad Centre Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with 145,554 inhabitants (Odense city 1st January 2004) and the capital of the island of Funen. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Image File history File links DenmarkFyn. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ... Funen (Danish: Fyn) is the third largest island of Denmark. ... Categories: Stub | Islands of Denmark ... TÃ¥singe is a Danish island south of Funen. ... Ærø (from Danish Ær = maple and Ø = island) is one of the Danish Baltic Sea islands, and part of Funen County. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Region Syddanmark (English: Region South Denmark) is a new region created under the Danish Municipal Reform, which replaces the traditional counties (amter) with five larger regions as well as unites a number of smaller municipalities into larger units. ...


The county has around 20,000 employees working in more than 160 institutions located all over Funen.

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Coat-of-arms

Funen County's coat-of-arms shows three connected gold hop leaves on a field of red, which represent the three former counties of Odense, Svendborg and Assens. The choice of hop leaves comes from Funen native Hans Christian Andersen's song "I Danmark er jeg født" ("In Denmark I was born"), where he refers to Funen as "Æblegård og humlehave" (Apple farm and hop garden). Heraldry is the science and art of describing coats-of-arms, also referred to as armorial bearings or simply as arms. Its origins lie in the need to distinguish participants in battles or jousts and to describe the various devices they carried or painted on their shields. ... Species Humulus lupulus L. Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. ... Hans Christian Andersen. ...


For common daily usage a more modern and IT-friendly version is used. This version consists of three white hop leaves on a green background, where the leaves are much less detailed. Alternate versions have a red or, occasionally, a black background. Category: ...


The coat-of-arms was registered in 1976. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


List of County Mayors

From To Interior Minister
1970 1974 Edvard Rasmussen (Social Liberal)
1974 1993 Jens Peter Fisker (Social Democrat)
1993 2001 Karen Nøhr (Social Liberal)
2001 Current
incumbent
Jan Boye (Conservative)


When Jan Boye assumes his new office as mayor of Odense; Poul Weber from the Liberal party, Venstre will become the last county mayor of Funen. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Det Radikale Venstre (literally: The Radical Left, but officially translated by the party as Danish Social Liberal Party), is a social liberal party in Denmark. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne), is a Danish political party. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Det Radikale Venstre (literally: The Radical Left, but officially translated by the party as Danish Social Liberal Party), is a social liberal party in Denmark. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jan Boye (b. ... The Conservative Peoples Party ( Danish Det Konservative Folkeparti) is a Danish political party. ... Jan Boye (b. ... Odense Palace Odense Theatre Odense Railroad Centre Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with 145,554 inhabitants (Odense city 1st January 2004) and the capital of the island of Funen. ... Venstre (in Danish literally: Left) is the biggest political party in Denmark, ideologically based on free market Liberalism, now a right-of-centre party. ...


Municipalities (until 31 December 2006)

Assens municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Bogense municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Broby municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Egebjerg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the south coast of the island of Funen in south-central Denmark. ... Ejby municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the north and west coasts of the island of Funen in southern Denmark. ... Faaborg municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Glamsbjerg municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Gudme municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County in central Denmark. ... Haarby municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the southwest coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Kerteminde municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Langeskov municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County near the northeast coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Marstal municipality, is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Ærø in southern Denmark. ... Middelfart municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Munkebo municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the northeast coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Nyborg municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Nørre Aaby municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the north and west coasts of the island of Funen in southern Denmark. ... Odense municipality, (Danish: Odense Kommune) is a Danish municipality in Funen County. ... Otterup Church in Otterup municipality, Denmark. ... Ringe municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Rudkøbing municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Langeland in south-central Denmark. ... Ryslinge municipality, a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Svendborg municipality, is a municipality in central Denmark, in the county of Funen. ... Sydlangeland municipality, is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Langeland in south-central Denmark. ... Søndersø municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Tommerup municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County in central Denmark. ... Tranekær municipality, is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Langeland in south-central Denmark. ... Ullerslev municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the east coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Vissenbjerg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Ærøskøbing municipality, is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Ærø in southern Denmark. ... Ørbæk municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the east coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Årslev municipality (sometimes misspelled Aarslev municipality) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Funen in central Denmark. ... Aarup municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Funen County on the island of Funen in central Denmark. ...

Municipal reform in 2007

On 1 January 2007, The Danish Municipal Reform will replace the traditional counties with five new regions and cut the number of municipalities to 98. Funen county will be included in the new Region Syddanmark (Region South Denmark). The 32 municipalities within Funen County will be reduced to 10. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Region Syddanmark (English: Region South Denmark) is a new region created under the Danish Municipal Reform, which replaces the traditional counties (amter) with five larger regions as well as unites a number of smaller municipalities into larger units. ...

Counties of Denmark Flag of Denmark
Regular counties
Århus | Frederiksborg | Funen | Copenhagen | North Jutland | Ribe | Ringkjøbing | Roskilde | South Jutland | Storstrøm | Vejle | Viborg | West Zealand
Municipalities with county priviliges
Bornholm | Copenhagen | Frederiksberg

  Results from FactBites:
 
Place:Funen, Denmark - Genealogy (388 words)
Funen is located in the central part of the country and has a population of 447,000 people (2006).
Two bridges connect Funen to the Danish mainland, Jutland; the first was constructed in the 1930s shortly before World War II for both cars and trains.
Funen is famous as the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen and the composer Carl Nielsen.
Funen County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Fyns Amt (English: Funen County) is a county (Danish, amt) in central Denmark, comprising the islands of Funen, Langeland, Tåsinge, Ærø, and approximately 90 other islands, of which only 25 are inhabited.
The county was formed on 1 April 1970, comprising the former counties of Odense and Svendborg.
Funen County's coat-of-arms shows three connected gold hop leaves on a field of red, which represent the three former counties of Odense, Svendborg and Assens.
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