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
Flag of Region Zealand
Official logo of Region Zealand
Location of Region Zealand
Largest cityRoskilde
 • ChairmanHeino Knudsen (Social Democrats)
 • Total7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
 (1 January 2018)[1]
 • Total835,024
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
HDI (2018)0.903[2]
very high · 5th


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.


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was almost €30 billion in 2018, accounting for around 10% of Denmarks economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 26,800 € or 89% of the EU27 average in the same year.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ About Region Zealand
  4. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Region Sjælland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°10′N 11°50′E / 55.167°N 11.833°E / 55.167; 11.833