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Counties of Denmark

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Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner):

  1. Copenhagen (municipality)
  2. Frederiksberg (municipality)
  3. Copenhagen
  4. Frederiksborg
  5. Roskilde
  6. West Zealand
  7. Storstr°m
  8. Funen
  9. South Jutland
  10. Ribe
  11. Vejle
  12. Ringkj°bing
  13. Viborg
  14. North Jutland
  15. ┼rhus
  16. Bornholm (regional municipality)

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Copenhagen County comprise the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen, except Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg Municipality. Bornholm Regional Municipality comprise the five former municipalities on the island Bornholm and the island's former county.

Greenland and the Faroe Islands also belong to the Kingdom of Denmark, but have autonomous status and are largely self-governing, and are both represented by two seats in the parliament.

See also the ranked list of Danish counties.

Reform

A government proposal in 2004 is suggesting that the counties be replaced by five large regions with health care as their sole responsibilities; two regions in Jutland, two regions in Zealand and one region covering Funen and the southernmost part of Jutland. The proposal also requires the municipalities to merge reducing them from 271 to about one hundred, with a minimum of 30,000 inhabitants each, although with room for exceptions.

The reform was confirmed by the danish parliment om february 24th 2005.

External links

de:Verwaltungsgliederung Dńnemarks fr:Amter du Danemark pl:Podział administracyjny Danii pt:Subdivis§es da Dinamarca sv:Danmarks amter

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