Jutland is the largest part of Denmark - landwise. It is the only part of Denmark that shares a border with another country. Jutland is the peninsula that extends from northern Europe and shares its border with Germany. The northern border is with the Kattegut and Skagerrak Seas and is located in Skagen.
Jylland is the Danish word for Jutland and it is divided into Nordjylland, Midtjylland and Syddanmark.
The distance from the German border to the northern tip of Denmark is about 400 km and will take 4 hours to drive.
Population wise Jutland is the second largest part of Denmark. More people live in Zealand than Jutland.
North Jutland or Nordjylland consists of the following kommunes :
Brønderslev,Frederikshavn, Hjørring, Jammerbugt, Læsø, Mariagerfjord, Morsø, Rebild, Thisted, Vesthimmerlands and Aalborg.
The border runs from north of Randers across to just north of Lemvig and all the way north to Skagen.
See the map for a better understanding of where the boundary is located.
Land area is about 7.910 km².
Population is about 600,000 people.
Major cities are Aalborg, Frederikashavn and Hjørring. Also includes the island of Læsø and Mors
Major airport is Aalborg Airport.
Middle Jutland or Midtjylland runs from the southern boundary of Nordjylland down to Vejle and across to Esbjerg.
The kommunes located in MidtJutland are Favrskov, Hedensted, Herning, Holstebro, Horsens, Ikast-Brande, Lemvig, Norddjurs, Odder, Randers, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Samsø, Silkeborg, Skanderborg, Skive, Struer, Syddjurs, Viborg, Aarhus Kommune.
This is the most populated part of Jutland and is the home to Arhus, the second largest city in Denmark.
This area is also comprising the largest land area at 13.142 km².
Population is approximately 1,24 million people.
Major cities include Aarhus/Århus, Randers, Silkeborg, Viborg, Herning, Holstebro, Horsens, Ringkøbing and the island of Samsø.
Major airport is Århus Airport.
This also includes Funen or Fyn, which is actually located between Jutland and Zealand.
The kommunes in this region include Assens, Billund, Esbjerg, Fanø, Fredericia, Faaborg-Midtfyn, Haderslev, Kerteminde, Kolding, Langeland, Middelfart, Nordfyns, Nyborg, Odense, Svendborg, Sønderborg, Tønder, Varde, Vejen, Vejle, Ærø, Aabenraa kommunes.
Interesting bit of history. This area of Denmark was part of Germany for a long time.
Syddanmark is the second largest land area in Denmark, just behind Midtjylland with 12.191 km². This includes Fyn and several islands.
Population is about 1,19 million people.
Includes major cities like Sønderborg, Odense, Aabenraa, Haderslev, Esbjerg, Kolding, Fredericia, Svendborg and Vejle. Also includes the islands of Ærø, Langeland, Als and Tåsinge.
Major airport is Billund Airport.