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Funen County

Fyns Amt
Basic Facts
County seat Odense
Area 3,486 km²
Inhabitants 478,347 (2006)
Funen County in Denmark

Fyns Amt (Region Syddanmark (i.e. Region South Denmark).

The county employed around 20,000 people working in more than 160 institutions located all over Funen.


  • Insignia 1
  • List of County Mayors 2
  • Municipalities (1970-2006) 3
  • Municipal reform in 2006/2007 4
  • Important former municipalities 5


Funen County's Hans Christian Andersen's song "I Danmark er jeg født" ("In Denmark I was born"), where he refers to Funen as "Æblegård og humlehave" (Apple farm and hop garden).

For common daily usage, a more modern and IT-friendly version was used. In this version, the background was green and the hop leaves white and much less detailed. Alternate versions had a red or, on occasion, a black background.

The coat of arms was registered in 1976.

List of County Mayors

From To County Mayor
1 April 1970 1974 Edvard Rasmussen (Social Liberal)
1974 1993 Jens Peter Fisker (Social Democrat)
1993 2001 Karen Nøhr (Social Liberal)
2001 2005 Jan Boye (Conservative)
2 January 2006 31 December 2006 Poul Weber (Venstre)

Municipalities (1970-2006)

Municipal reform in 2006/2007

On 1 January 2007, The Danish Municipal Reform replaced the traditional counties with five new regions and cut the number of municipalities to 98. Funen county is included in the new Region Syddanmark (Region South Denmark). The 32 municipalities within Funen County were reduced to 10.

Important former municipalities

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