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Københavns Amt (English: Copenhagen County) is a former county (Danish, amt) on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. It covered the municipalities in the metropolitan Copenhagen area, with the exception of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Effective January 1, 2007, the county was abolished and merged into Region Hovedstaden (i.e. Copenhagen Capital Region).

Copenhagen County

Københavns Amt
Former county
Copenhagen County in Danmark
Copenhagen County in Danmark
 • Total526 km2 (203 sq mi)
 • Total618,529

The county was seated in Glostrup (from 1 January 1993; between 1952 and 1992 the county administration was located on Blegdamsvej in Copenhagen Municipality, which was surrounded by, but not part of the county).

List of County MayorsEdit

From To County Mayor
April 1, 1970 31 March, 1972 Poul Storchholm (Conservative)
1 April, 1972 31 March, 1974 Viggo Hauch (Venstre)
April 1, 1974 31 December, 1993 Per Kaalund (Social Democrat)
1 January, 1994 December 31, 2006 Vibeke Storm Rasmussen (Social Democrat)

Municipalities (1970-2006)Edit