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Encyclopedia > South Jutland County
Sønderjyllands Amt

Sønderjyllands Amt's
Coat of Arms
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Basic Facts
County seat Aabenraa
Area 3,938 km²
Inhabitants 253,000 (2003)
Website www.sja.dk
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South Jutland County in Denmark

Sønderjyllands Amt (English: South Jutland County) is a county (Danish, amt) on the Jutland peninsula in southern Denmark. Image File history File links Sønderjyllands_amt. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Åbenrå (pre-1948 spelling Aabenraa, German Apenrade), is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of South Jutland on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Image File history File links DenmarkSouthJutland. ... 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. ... 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. ... Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ...


South Jutland is also known as Northern Schleswig (Danish: Nordslesvig, German: Nordschleswig). The name refers specifically to the southernmost 30 kilometers of the Danish part of the Jutland Peninsula that used to be a part of the former Duchy of Schleswig (Danish: Slesvig), a fief under the Danish Crown. Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland, German: Jütland) is a peninsula in northern Europe that forms the continental part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany, dividing the North Sea from the Baltic Sea. ... The region of Schleswig (Former English name: Sleswick, Danish: Sønderjylland, Low Saxon: Sleswig, North Frisian: Slaswik or Sleesweg) covers the area about 30 km north and 40 km south of the border between Germany and Denmark. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a vassal knights service—usually fealty, military service, or security. ...


Denmark lost the Duchy of Schleswig, as well as the Duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg, to Prussia and Austria in 1864 in the Second War of Schleswig. Following Austria's defeat in the Austro-Prussian War (1866), all three provinces were annexed to Prussia. Following the defeat of Germany in World War I, the Allied powers organised two plebiscites in Northern and Central Schleswig on 10 February and 14 March 1920, respectively. In Northern Schleswig 75 % voted for reunification with Denmark and 25 % for staying with Germany. In Central Schleswig the situation was reversed with 80 % voting for Germany and 20 % for Denmark. No vote ever took place in the Southern third of Schleswig. On 15 June 1920, Northern Schleswig was officially reunited with Denmark.Image:Northernschleswig.jpg The region of Schleswig (Former English name: Sleswick, Danish: Sønderjylland, Low Saxon: Sleswig, North Frisian: Slaswik or Sleesweg) covers the area about 30 km north and 40 km south of the border between Germany and Denmark. ... For other uses of the word, see Holstein Holstein (Hol-shtayn) (Low Saxon: Holsteen, Danish: Holsten, Latin and historical English: Holsatia) is the southern part of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, between the rivers Elbe, Eider, and the Schlei firth. ... Lauenburg (in full Herzogtum Lauenburg, Duchy of Lauenburg) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Second war of Schleswig (also known as the Danish war or the Danish-Prussian war) was fought in 1864 between Denmark and Prussia. ... The Austro-Prussian War (also called the Seven Weeks War) was a war fought between Austria and Prussia in 1866 that resulted in Prussian dominance in Germany. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


Central Schleswig chose to remain with Southern Schleswig as part of Germany and is today a part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ...


A small minority of ethnic Germans still lives in South Jutland, though far fewer than the Danish minority in Germany. Ethnic Germans (usually simply called Germans, in German Volksdeutsche) are those who are considered, by themselves or others, to be ethnically German rather than anything else but who do not live within the Federal Republic of Germany nor hold its citizenship. ...


Major towns are: Haderslev (31,000 people), Sønderborg (30,000), Aabenraa (22,000) and Tønder (12,000). Haderslev (German: Hadersleben) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in South Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. ... Sønderborg coat-of-arms Sønderborg is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in South Jutland County partially on the Jutland peninsula and partially on the island of Als in south Denmark. ... Åbenrå (pre-1948 spelling Aabenraa, German Apenrade), is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of South Jutland on the peninsula of Jutland. ... Tønder (German Tondern) is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of South Jutland on the peninsula of Jutland. ...


Municipalities

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:
 
Jutland - LoveToKnow 1911 (772 words)
JUTLAND (Danish Jylland), though embracing several islands as well as a peninsula, may be said to belong to the continental portion of the kingdom of Denmark.
In the south the northernmost of the North Frisian Islands (Fanb) is Danish.
The German portion of the peninsula is generally similar to that of western Jutland, the main difference lying in the occurrence of islands (the North Frisian) off the west coast in place of sand-bars and lagoons.
South Jutland County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (452 words)
South Jutland County (Danish: Sønderjyllands Amt, German: Südjütlands Amt) is a county (Danish, amt) on the south-central portion of the Jutland peninsula in southern Denmark.
The county was formed on April 1, 1970, comprising the former counties of Aabenraa (E), Haderslev (N), Sønderborg (SE), and Tønder (SW).
The coat of arms of South Jutland County was designed in 1980 and is derived from the historic coat of arms of Schleswig which in turn is derived from the national coat of arms of Denmark.
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