Region Zealand

Region Zealand[3] (Danish: Region Sjælland) is the southernmost 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. Zealand Region has 17 municipalities.

Region Zealand

Region Sjælland
Flag of Region Zealand
Flag
Official logo of Region Zealand
Location of Region Zealand
Coordinates: 55°10′N 11°50′E / 55.167°N 11.833°E / 55.167; 11.833Coordinates: 55°10′N 11°50′E / 55.167°N 11.833°E / 55.167; 11.833
CountryDenmark
Largest cityRoskilde
CapitalSorø
Municipalities
Government
 • ChairmanHeino Knudsen (A)
Area
 • Total7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population
 (1 April 2021)[1]
 • Total839,619
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
HDI (2018)0.903[2]
very high · 5th
Websitewww.regionsjaelland.dk

GeographyEdit

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.

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
The municipalities of Region Sjælland.

The region is subdivided into 17 municipalities:

EconomyEdit

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was almost €31 billion in 2019, accounting for around 10% of Denmarks economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 37,000 € or 89% of the EU27 average in the same year.[4]

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 O V Ø ...
2005 14 2 3 3 4 13 1 1 41 Kristian Ebbensgaard (V)
2009 12 1 3 8 5 12 Steen Bach Nielsen (A)
2013 11 1 2 2 1 7 13 4 Jens Stenbæk (V)
2017 14 2 3 2 1 6 10 3 Heino Knudsen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ About Region Zealand
  4. ^ "European regions and territories by GDP in 2019". Eurostat.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Region Sjælland at Wikimedia Commons