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Region Zealand[2] (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.

Zealand Region
Region Sjælland
Region of Denmark
Flag of Zealand Region
Flag
Official logo of Zealand Region
Logo
Location of Zealand Region
Country Denmark
Largest city Roskilde
Capital Sorø
Municipalities
Government
 • Chairman Heino Knudsen (Social Democrats)
Area
 • Total 7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2018)[1]
 • Total 835,024
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.regionsjaelland.dk

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OverviewEdit

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.

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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