North Jutland Region

The North Jutland Region[3][4] (Danish: Region Nordjylland), on one official website altered to North Denmark Region,[5] is an administrative region of Denmark established on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties ("amter") and set up five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006, when Ærø Municipality was created, to 98. North Jutland Region has 11 municipalities. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007.

North Jutland Region

Region Nordjylland

Flag

CountryDenmark
CapitalAalborg
Municipalities
Government
  ChairmanUlla Astman (Social Democrats)
Area
  Total7,933 km2 (3,063 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total589,148
  Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
HDI (2017)0.914[2]
very high · 4th
Websitewww.rn.dk

Geography

The North Jutland Region consists of the former North Jutland County combined with parts of the former Viborg County (the former municipalities of Aalestrup Municipality, Hanstholm Municipality, Morsø Municipality, Sydthy Municipality, Thisted Municipality), and the western half of Mariager Municipality (in the former Aarhus County).

Geologically the region lies in the northern part of Denmark which is rising because of post-glacial rebound.

Towns

Main towns[6]
#CityPopulation
2011
1Aalborg124,921
2Hjørring24,726
3Frederikshavn23,339
4Thisted13,005
5Brønderslev11,840
6Hobro11,635
7Nykøbing Mors9,154
8Sæby8,875
9Skagen8,515
10Aars8,010
11Støvring6,927
12Svenstrup6,751
13Hirtshals6,194
14Aabybro5,382
15Nibe5,043
16Hadsund5,040

Culture and education

One of Denmark's five universities, Aalborg Universitet, is situated in the region. Most of the region's museums are situated in Aalborg such as Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, KUNSTEN, Musikkens Hus, Utzon Center and Zoologisk Have.

See also

References

  1. FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. Official Tourist information – Welcome to North Jutland!
  4. Danish state authorities at Archive.today (archived 2008-03-27) use both the Danish name Region Nordjylland and the direct translation North Jutland Region in English texts. The latter is also widely used by others, e.g. by the former Region Council Chairman.
  5. The North Denmark Region
  6. Danmarks Statistikbank

North Jutland travel guide from Wikivoyage

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