Capital Region of Denmark

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Capital Region of Denmark
Region Hovedstaden
Region of Denmark
Official logo of Capital Region of Denmark
Location of Capital Region of Denmark
Country Denmark
Largest city Copenhagen
Capital Hillerød
 • Chairman Sophie Hæstorp Andersen (Social Democrats)
 • Total 2,568.29 km2 (991.62 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,749,405
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP(nominal) 2012
 - Total €98 billion
 - Per capita €56,100([1])

The Capital Region of Denmark (Danish: Region Hovedstaden) is the easternmost administrative region of Denmark, established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties (Danish plural: amter, singular: amt) with 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. The reform was implemented on January 1, 2007.


The Capital Region of Denmark consists of the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the former counties of Copenhagen and Frederiksborg, and the regional municipality of Bornholm. In Danish the name is Region Hovedstaden, which is one of five regions in Denmark.

Without the remote island municipality Bornholm, located 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Copenhagen, the population is over 1,700,000 (January 1, 2014) on an area of 1,978.91 km² (764 sq. m.) (according to with a density of over 860 per km² (2,230 per sq m), as opposed to over 680 (1,760) with all 29 municipalities included.

Before 2007, a Danish Capital Region, (Danish: Hovedstadsregionen) did exist, but it did not cover exactly the same area and did not have the same legal function.

The primary function of Capital Region of Denmark, as with all the regions of Denmark, is to own and operate the hospitals of the region.

Note that the region is not a capital district in the US or Australian meaning of the term, just one of the Regions of Denmark.

The region does not include the Ertholmene archipelago which are situated to the northeast of Bornholm.


The following hospitals sort under Capital Region of Denmark.

See also


External links

Media related to Region Hovedstaden at Wikimedia Commons

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