Hovedstaden region

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Hovedstaden region
Capital: Hillerød
Surface: 2,558.9 km²
(January 1, 2014)
Residents: 1,846,023
(January 1, 2020)
Population density: 721.4 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 DK-84
Deutschland Region Hovedstaden Region Hovedstaden (Bornholm) Region Sjælland Schweden Region Syddanmark Region Midtjylland Region NordjyllandHovedstaden region in Denmark
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The region of Hovedstaden ( German : capital region) in Denmark includes the north-east of Zealand with the capital Copenhagen and other municipalities as well as the island of Bornholm . The administrative seat is Hillerød . Without Bornholm , the region has 1,806,524 (as of January 1, 2020) inhabitants on 1,970.6 km², which is an average of 916.7 inhabitants per km².

More than a fifth of the total Danish population lives in the Copenhagen metropolitan area alone.

The Hovedstaden region is about twice as badly affected by the corona pandemic in Denmark as Denmark as a whole (table here ).


The regions were created in 2007 by the Danish Parliament . With the simultaneous dissolution of the previous districts (Danish amtskommune ), they form the middle level between the municipalities and the state central administration ( states ).

In the Hovedstaden region, the former districts of Københavns Amt and Frederiksborg Amt as well as the municipalities of Copenhagen , Frederiksberg and Bornholm were absorbed .

At the same time, the area of ​​the region was statistically divided into four Landsdele : Landsdel Byen København, Landsdel Københavns omegn, Landsdel Nordsjælland and Landsdel Bornholm .


There are 29 municipalities in the Hovedstaden region:

Hovedstaden municipalities.svg

coat of arms Commune Residents
(January 1, 2020)
Area in km²
(January 1, 2014 )
Albertslund Municipality coa.svg Albertslund Commune 27,731 23.2
Allerød Kommune shield.png Allerød municipality 25,633 67.4
Ballerup municipality coa.svg Ballerup Commune 48,602 34
Bornholms regional municipality coa.svg Bornholm's regional commune 39,499 588.3
Brøndby Kommune shield.png Brøndby Municipality 35,090 21st
Dragør Kommune sjield.png Dragør Municipality 14,494 18.3
Egedal commune 43,354 125.9
Fredensborg Municipality coa.svg Fredensborg Commune 40,865 112.1
Frederiksberg Commune coa.svg Frederiksberg Commune 104,305 8.7
Frederikssund Commune coa.svg Frederikssund Commune 45.223 247.1
Furesø Kommune coa.svg Furesø municipality 40,965 56.8
Gentofte commune coa.svg Gentofte Commune 74,830 25.6
Gladsaxe Kommune shield.png Gladsaxe Commune 69,262 24.9
Glostrup municipality coa.svg Glostrup Commune 23,128 13.3
Gribskov commune coa.svg Gribskov commune 41,048 279.5
Halsnæs Commune coa.svg Halsnæs Commune 31,384 121.9
Coat of arms of Elsinore.svg Helsingør municipality 62,695 118.9
Herlev municipality coa.svg Herlev Commune 28,953 12.1
Hillerød Kommune coa.svg Hillerød Municipality 51.183 214.8
Hvidovre commune shield.png Hvidovre commune 53,527 22.9
Høje-Taastrup Municipality coa.svg Høje-Taastrup Municipality 50,759 78.3
Hørsholm Municipality 24,864 31.3
Ishoj Commune coa.svg Ishøj Municipality 22,989 26.5
Københavns byvåben 1894.png Copenhagen 632.340 86.2
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality 56.214 38.8
Rudersdal municipality coa.svg Rudersdal municipality 56,728 73.3
Rødovre Kommune Logo.svg Rødovre Municipality 40,652 12.2
Tårnby Kommune shield.png Tårnby Municipality 42,989 66.1
Vallensbæk Municipality coa.svg Vallensbæk Municipality 16,633 9.5

Regional Council

The current legislative period began on January 1, 2018. The Social Democrat Sophie Hæstorp Andersen has been the chairman since 2014 . The 41 mandates were distributed as follows:


In comparison with the gross domestic product of the European Union, expressed in purchasing power standards , the region achieved an index of 163 (EU-25: 100) in 2015, significantly higher than the Danish average of 127 and one of the highest values ​​in the EU. Overall, a GDP of 109.6 billion euros was generated, which was almost 40% of the Danish economic output.

In 2017 the unemployment rate was 6.1%.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Statistics banks -> Geografi, miljø og energi -> ARE207: Areal requires efter municipality / region (Danish)
  2. Statistics banks -> Befolkning og valg -> FOLK1A: Folketal den 1. i kvartalet efter tid og område (Danish)
  3. a b Statistics Banks -> Befolkning og valg -> BY1: Folketal January 1st efter byområde, alder og køn (Danish)
  4. Kommuner i Region Hovedstaden. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on December 7, 2009 ; Retrieved October 25, 2009 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.regionh.dk
  5. Election archive KMD valg , accessed on October 28, 2018.
  6. Eurostat. Retrieved April 27, 2018 .
  7. Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions. Retrieved November 5, 2018 .

Web links

Commons : Region Hovedstaden  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 55 ° 53 '  N , 12 ° 19'  E