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Region of Southern Denmark
—  Region of Denmark  —

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Country Denmark
Largest city Odense
Capital Vejle
Municipalities
Government
 - Chairman Carl Holst (Venstre)
Area
 - Total 12,191 km2 (4,707 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 - Total 1,194,659
 - Density 98/km2 (253.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.regionsyddanmark.dk

Region of Southern Denmark[1] (Danish: Region Syddanmark) is an administrative region of Denmark established on 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties ("amter") with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007.

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History

The merger of the Funish municipalities of Ærøskøbing and Marstal was given the go-ahead to be implemented on 1 January 2006, one year before the main reform. This reduced the number of municipalities to 270. Of these, 32 remained as they were and 238 merged 1 January 2007.

Geography

Region of Southern Denmark consists of the former counties of Funen, Ribe and South Jutland, adding ten municipalities from the former Vejle County. The territories formerly belonging to Vejle County consist of the new municipalities of Fredericia (unchanged by the reform), Vejle (a merger of Vejle, Børkop, parts of Egtved, Give, and Jelling) and Kolding (a merger of Kolding, parts of Lunderskov, Vamdrup, and parts of both Egtved and Christiansfeld - the latter from South Jutland County). A total of 78 municipalities were combined to a total of 22 new entities (listed below).

Municipalities

References

  1. ^ The Region of Southern Denmark

External links

Coordinates: 55°20′N 9°40′E / 55.333°N 9.667°E / 55.333; 9.667

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