Denmark is divided into 5 regions encompassing 11- 29 danish kommunes each. There are presently 98 kommunes in Denmark and they are each responsible for the running of the local social services, such as employment, schools and garbage collection. Kommunes will vary in size ( 20,000+ residents ) and boundaries often change from year to year.
Below you will find a list of the all the kommunes/municipalities in Denmark, listed geographically.
It is important for you to know which Danish kommune you live in and also it is quite helpful to know a little bit about each one, since their local fees: for example for day care and school vary, so do the local taxation rates and many other things. If you are planning on moving to Denmark it is helpful to do a little research on each to see what they offer their residents. You can get more information by going to their individual websites, which are listed below.
The 29 kommunes below are located in and around the major city of Copenhagen. This includes Danish Kommunes going north to Helsingør and southwest towards Køge.
The following 17 kommunes include the rest of Sjælland and Lolland Falster.
The following 11 danish kommunes are located in the northern part of Jutland (the Danish Pennisula north of Germany). The area runs from a little south of Aalborg and to the northernest part of Denmark.
Midt Jylland consists of 19 kommunes are extends south from Nord Jylland down towards Horsens. It also includes the island of Samsø.
The following 22 kommunes are considered to be part of South Jutland, but they also include all the kommunes on Fyn. So everything below Horsens down to the German border and the kommunes on Fyn, Langeland, Als and Rømø.
Each of the municipalities above have lots of information that can be helpful to you as an expat and you should visit their offices as soon as you move into their kommune. You can orientate yourself to the various services available, meet your councilors, get loads of material and sign up for language classes, daycare and much much more.
Learn more what the Danish kommunes can offer you in our get started guide.