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Encyclopedia > Northern Schleswig
Basic Facts
County seat Aabenraa
Area 3,938 km²
Inhabitants 253,000 (2003)
Website www.sja.dk
South Jutland County in Danmark

Sønderjyllands Amt (English: South Jutland County) is a county in southern Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland.

Northern Schleswig (Nordschleswig) is the German language name on South Jutland, the geographical area covering the southernmost 30 kilometers of the Jutland Peninsula. The area was historically a part of the Duchy of Schleswig (Danish Slesvig), that was annexed by Prussia after the Second War of Schleswig (1864), but ceded to Denmark after a plebiscite in 1920.

Today an ethnic German minority lives in South Jutland.

The major towns are Sønderborg, Padborg, Tønder, Aabenraa and Haderslev.


Counties of Denmark
Århus | Frederiksborg | Funen | Copenhagen | North Jutland | Ribe | Ringkjøbing | Roskilde | South Jutland | Storstrøm | Vejle | Viborg | West Zealand

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Schleswig at AllExperts (382 words)
Schleswig prior to its partition (also encompassing Ribe as well as the Baltic islands of Fehmarn and Ærø, identified as 9a and 4b, respectively).
Schleswig was a Danish duchy that evolved in the 11-12th century.
The title Duke of Schleswig was adopted by the kings of Denmark in 1460, and the area was a fief under the Danish Crown until 1864.
Schleswig: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1214 words)
Schleswig or South Jutland (Danish: Sønderjylland or Slesvig; German: Schleswig; Low German: Sleswig; North Frisian: Slaswik or Sleesweg) is a region covering the area about 60 km north and 70 km south of the border between Germany and Denmark.
Schleswig formed part of the historical Lands of Denmark as this country unified out of a number of petty chiefdoms in the 8th to 10th centuries.
The title Duke of Schleswig was inherited in 1460 by the hereditary kings of Norway who also regularly were elected kings of Denmark simultaneously, and their sons (contrary to Denmark which was not hereditary).
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