North Jutland Region

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The North Jutland Region[3][4] (Danish: Region Nordjylland), or in some official sources, the 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 diminished the power of the regional level dramatically in favor of the local level and the central government in Copenhagen.

North Jutland
Region Nordjylland
Official logo of North Jutland
Location of North Jutland
CountryDenmark
CapitalAalborg
Municipalities
Government
 • ChairmanUlla Astman (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total7,933 km2 (3,063 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2021)[1]
 • Total590,322
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDK-81
HDI (2019)0.924[2]
very high · 4th of 5
Websitewww.rn.dk

GeographyEdit

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

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
The municipalities composing the North Jutland Region.

The region is subdivided into 11 municipalities:

TownsEdit

Main towns[6]
# City Population
2022
1 Aalborg 119,862
2 Hjørring 25,644
3 Frederikshavn 22,672
4 Thisted 13,461
5 Brønderslev 12,549
6 Hobro 12,071
7 Støvring 9,089
8 Nykøbing Mors 9,033
9 Sæby 8,838
10 Aars 8,474
11 Svenstrup 7,650
12 Skagen    7,571
13 Aabybro 6,318
14 Hirtshals 5,532
15 Nibe 5,433
16 Hadsund 5,414

EconomyEdit

The gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was €26.1 billion in 2018, accounting for 8.7% of Denmark's economic output. The GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was €33,200 or 110% of the EU27 average in the same year.[7]

Culture and educationEdit

One of Denmark's five universities, Aalborg University, is situated in the region. Most of the region's museums are situated in Aalborg such as the Historical Museum of Northern Jutland, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Musikkens Hus, Utzon Center and Aalborg Zoo.

Regional CouncilEdit

The five regions of Denmark each have a regional council of 41 members. These are elected every four years, during the local elections.

Election Party Total
seats
Elected
chairman
A B C F I K O V Ø ...
2005 20 1 2 2 1 2 12 1 41 Orla Hav (A)
2009 17 1 4 4 3 12 Ulla Astman (A)
2013 16 1 3 2 1 4 12 2
2017 18 1 4 1 4 11 2
Data from Kmdvalg.dk

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark, www.statistikbanken.dk
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Tourist information – Welcome to North Jutland!". www.visitnordjylland.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Danish state authorities". www.statsforvaltning.dk. Archived from the original on 27 March 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 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 www.rn.dk, accessed 2 January 2021
  6. ^ "Statistikbanken". www.statistikbanken.dk. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  7. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021.

External linksEdit

  North Jutland travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 57°N 10°E / 57°N 10°E / 57; 10