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Denmark - Kongeriget Danmark

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The National Arms of Denmark The National Flag Location


Administrative division

Denmark is since 2007 divided into 5 regions and 98 municipalities. Prior to 2007 the country was divided into 13 counties (Amter) and 270 municipalities. These were formed since the first main municipal reform in 1970 when the 1300 towns and parishes and 24 counties were combined to the new counties and municipalities.

Until 1919 another local form of government existed in Denmark, the herreds ('hundreds'). The herreds were formed of groups of parishes ('sogn'), and formed with one or more towns a county.

See also the map section below.

The present (since 2007) municipalities of Denmark.

The present regions do not use coats of arms. Most of the old counties used arms, as do/did most of the municipalities. Also, most of the older herreds used arms. Only municipalities or counties that used arms are listed, but for each present municipality historical entities will be mentioned, also the ones without arms.

Arms of Counties (Amter or Amtskommuner)

  1. Bornholm Amt
  2. Frederiksborg Amt
  3. Fyn
  4. Hjørring Amt
  5. Holbæk Amt
  6. København Amt
  7. Maribo Amt
  8. Nordjylland
  9. Odense Amt
  10. Præstø Amt
  11. Randers Amt
  12. Ribe Amt
  13. Ringkøbing Amt
  14. Roskilde Amt
  15. Skanderborg Amt
  16. Storstrøm
  17. Svendborg Amt
  18. Sønderjylland
  19. Sorø Amt
  20. Thisted Amt
  21. Vejle Amt
  22. Vestsjælland
  23. Viborg Amt
  24. Ålborg Amt
  25. Århus Amt

Arms of Municipalities and towns

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Arms of Herreds (historical districts)

To be added.

Religious or ecclesiastical heraldry of Denmark


Maps (from www.byhistorie.dk)

  1. The amter in 1683
  2. The amter in 1794
  3. The amter and kommuner in 1842
  4. The amter and kommuner in 1938
  5. The amter and kommuner in 1983
  6. The present municipalities

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