Zealand Region
Region Sjælland (Danish)
Official logo of Zealand Region
Location of Zealand Region
Coordinates: 55°10′N 11°50′E / 55.167°N 11.833°E / 55.167; 11.833
CountryDenmark
CapitalSorø
Largest cityRoskilde
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)
GDP
 • Total€32.413 billion (2021)
 • Per capita€38,800 (2021)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDK-85[3]
HDI (2019)0.911[4]
very high · 5th of 5
Websitewww.regionsjaelland.dk

Region Zealand (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.

Geography

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.

Municipalities

The municipalities of Region Sjælland.

The region is subdivided into 17 municipalities:

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was almost €31 billion in 2019, accounting for around 10% of Denmark's economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 37,000 € or 89% of the EU27 average in the same year.[5]

Regional Council

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 D 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)
2021 15 2 5 2 3 2 10 2
Current 16 2 6 1 3 1 1 9 2
Data from Kmdvalg.dk

See also

References

  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "EU regions by GDP, Eurostat". www.ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Denmark Country Codes". codesofcountry.com. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  5. ^ "European regions and territories by GDP in 2019". Eurostat.

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