Region Zealand

Zealand Region
Region Sjælland
Region of Denmark

Logo flag
Country Denmark
Largest city Roskilde
Capital Sorø
  Chairman Jens Stenbæk (Venstre)
  Total 7,273 km2 (2,808 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
  Total 816,670
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Zealand Region[2] (Danish: Region Sjælland; Swedish: Region Själland) is the southernmost administrative region of Denmark, established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties ("amter") with five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, reducing the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006, when Ærø Municipality was created, to 98. The reform was implemented in Denmark on January 1, 2007.


Zealand Region consists of the former counties of Roskilde, Storstrøm, and Vestsjælland.

The region is named after the island of Zealand, which it shares with the neighbouring Danish Capital Region. Zealand Region also includes the adjacent islands of Lolland, Falster, and Møn.

Logo of the Zealand Region

See also


  1. FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. About Region Zealand

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

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