The regions of Denmark were established in 2007 with the Danish Municipal Reform in Denmark. With this reform, the number of municipalities in Denmark has been reduced from 270 to 98.
Between 1970 and 2006, there were counties in Denmark. Unlike counties, regions do not have coat of arms, but they have logotype.
According to the municipal reform in 2007, Denmark has a total of five regions. In this article, we will get some general information about these regions. You can also see Denmark’s territories on the map below.
Regions of Denmark
Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark)
The largest city is Copenhagen. The population is 1,822,659. Its surface area is 2,546.30 square kilometers.
Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region)
The largest city is Aarhus. Its population is 1,313,596. The surface area is 13,000 square kilometers.
Nordjylland (North Denmark Region)
Its largest city is Aalborg. Furthermore its population is 589,148. The surface area is 7,874 square kilometers.
Sjælland (Region Zealand)
Roskilde is the largest city. The population is 835,024. The surface area is 7,217.80 square kilometers.
Syddanmark (Region of Southern Denmark)
Its largest city is Odense. The population is 1,220,763. The surface area is 12,191 square kilometers.