The North Denmark Region[2] or North Jutland Region[3] (Danish: Region Nordjylland) is an 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. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006, when Ærø Municipality was created, to 98. North Denmark Region has 11 municipalities. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007.


The North Jutland Region consists of the former North Jutland County combined with parts of the county of the former Viborg County (the former municipalities of Aalestrup Municipality, Hanstholm Municipality, Morsø Municipality, Sydthy Municipality, Thisted Municipality), and the western half of Mariager Municipality (in the former Aarhus County).

Geologically the region lies in the northern part of Denmark which is rising because of post-glacial rebound.

Main towns of North Denmark

Main towns[4]
# City Population
1 Aalborg 124.921
2 Hjørring 24.726
3 Frederikshavn 23.339
4 Thisted 13.005
5 Brønderslev 11.840
6 Hobro 11.635
7 Nykøbing Mors 9.154
8 Sæby 8.875
9 Skagen 8.515
10 Aars 8.010
11 Støvring 6.927
12 Svenstrup 6.751
13 Hirtshals 6.194
14 Aabybro 5.382
15 Nibe 5.043
16 Hadsund 5.040

Culture and education

One of Denmark's 5 universities, Aalborg Universitet, is situated in the North Denmark Region. Most regional museums are situated in Aalborg such as Nordjyllands Historiske Museum, KUNSTEN, Musikkens Hus, Utzon Center and Zoologisk Have.

See also


  1. ^ FOLK1: Population 1 October database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ The North Denmark Region
  3. ^ Danish state authorities Archived 2008-03-27 at Archive.is use both the Danish name Region Nordjylland and the direct translation North Jutland Region in English texts. The latter is also widely used by others, e.g. by the former Region Council Chairman.
  4. ^ Danmarks Statistikbank

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Coordinates: 57°N 10°E / 57°N 10°E / 57; 10