Region Zealand

Region Zealand[3] (Danish: Region Sjælland) is the southernmost administrative region of Denmark, established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties ("amter") and set up five larger regions. Zealand Region has 17 municipalities.

Region Zealand

Region Sjælland

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CountryDenmark
Largest cityRoskilde
CapitalSorø
Municipalities
Government
  ChairmanHeino Knudsen (Social Democrats)
Area
  Total7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2018)[1]
  Total835,024
  Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
HDI (2017)0.901[2]
very high · 5th
Websitewww.regionsjaelland.dk

Overview

Zealand Region consists of the former counties of Roskilde, Storstrøm, and Vestsjælland.

The region is named after the island of Sjælland (Zealand), which it shares with the neighbouring Danish Capital Region. Region Zealand (Region Sjælland) also includes the adjacent islands of Lolland, Falster, and Møn.

See also

References

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