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North Denmark Region or North Jutland Region is an administrative region of Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties
Counties of Denmark
Denmark was until December 31, 2006 divided into 15 counties , and 270 municipalities . On January 1, 2007, the counties were replaced by five Regions and the number of municipalities slashed to 98....

 ("amter") with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities
Municipalities of Denmark
This is a list of Municipalities of Denmark.-Region Hovedstaden:* Albertslund Municipality* Allerød Municipality* Ballerup Municipality* Bornholm Regional Municipality* Brøndby Municipality* Copenhagen Municipality* Dragør Municipality* Egedal Municipality...

 were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on January 1, 2007.

Geography


North Denmark Region consists of the former North Jutland County
North Jutland County
North Jutland County is a former county in northern Denmark. It was located on the eastern half of Vendsyssel-Thy and the northernmost part of the Jutland peninsula. It was the largest county in Denmark, but with a relatively low population. The county seat was Aalborg, Denmark's fourth largest...

 combined with parts of the county of the former Viborg County
Viborg County
Viborg Amt is a former county in the north-central part of the Jutland peninsula in western Denmark. The county was abolished on 1 January 2007, when most of it merged into Region Midtjylland...

 (the former municipalities of Aalestrup Municipality
Aalestrup Municipality
Before the Kommunalreformen , Aalestrup municipality was a municipality in Viborg County on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 176 km², and had a total population of 7,631...

, Hanstholm Municipality
Hanstholm municipality
Until 1 January 2007 Hanstholm municipality was a Danish municipality in Viborg County on the northwest coast of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 216 km², and had a total population of 5,786...

, Morsø Municipality
Morsø municipality
Morsø municipality is a municipality in Region Nordjylland in northern Denmark. The municipality is located on the island of Morsø or Mors, an island in the Limfjord, the sound that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. The municipality includes the smaller...

, Sydthy Municipality
Sydthy municipality
Until 1 January 2007 Sydthy municipality was a Danish municipality in the former Viborg County on the west coast of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. It is on the north bank of the Limfjord. The municipality covered an area of 322 km², and had a total population of...

, Thisted Municipality
Thisted municipality
Thisted municipality is a municipality in North Denmark Region, Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,072 km², and has a total population of 45,549 . Its mayor is Erik Hove Olesen, a member of the Social Democrats...

), and the western half of Mariager Municipality
Mariager municipality
Until January 1, 2007 Mariager municipality was a municipality in Aarhus County on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 201 km², and had a total population of 8,300...

 (in the former Aarhus County
Aarhus County
Aarhus County or Århus County is a former county in central Denmark on the Jutland peninsula. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when almost all of it merged into Region Midtjylland . A very small portion was merged into Region Nordjylland...

).

Municipalities

  • Aalborg Municipality
    Aalborg Municipality
    Aalborg Municipality is a municipality in Region Nordjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality straddles the Limfjord, the waterway which connects the North Sea and the Kattegat east-to-west, and which separates the main body of the Jutland peninsula from the island...

  • Brønderslev Municipality
  • Frederikshavn Municipality
    Frederikshavn municipality
    Frederikshavn municipality is the northernmost Danish municipality, located in North Denmark Region.As a result of Kommunalreformen , it is a merger between the previous municipalities of Frederikshavn, Skagen and Sæby...

  • Hjørring Municipality
  • Jammerbugt Municipality
    Jammerbugt municipality
    Jammerbugt is a municipality in North Denmark Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 863 km² and a total population of 38,957 ....

  • Læsø Municipality
    Læsø
    Læsø is the largest island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat, and is located off the northeast coast of the Jutland Peninsula, the Danish mainland. Læsø is also the name of the municipality on that island...

  • Mariagerfjord Municipality
    Mariagerfjord municipality
    Mariagerfjord is a municipality in North Denmark Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 769 km² and a total population of 42,667 ....

  • Morsø Municipality
    Morsø municipality
    Morsø municipality is a municipality in Region Nordjylland in northern Denmark. The municipality is located on the island of Morsø or Mors, an island in the Limfjord, the sound that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. The municipality includes the smaller...

  • Rebild Municipality
    Rebild municipality
    Rebild municipality is a municipality in North Denmark Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 628 km² and a total population of 28,753 ....

  • Thisted Municipality
    Thisted municipality
    Thisted municipality is a municipality in North Denmark Region, Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,072 km², and has a total population of 45,549 . Its mayor is Erik Hove Olesen, a member of the Social Democrats...

  • Vesthimmerland Municipality
    Vesthimmerland municipality
    Vesthimmerland municipality is a municipality in North Denmark Region in Denmark. It covers an area of 815 km² and a total population of 38,277 ....


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