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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
Official logo of Zealand Region
Logo flag
Location of Zealand Region
Country Denmark
Largest city Roskilde
Capital Sorø
 • Chairman Heino Knudsen (Social Democrats)
 • Total 7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population (1 October 2017)[1]
 • Total 834,740
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)



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.

Logo of the Zealand Region

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  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