Place:Vendsyssel-Thy, Denmark


Alt namesNorth Jutland Islandsource: Wikipedia
Nørrejyske Øsource: Wikipedia
Located inDenmark

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The North Jutlandic Island, Vendsyssel-Thy, or simply Jutland north of the Limfjord (Jylland nord for Limfjorden) are lesser-used names for the northernmost part of Denmark and of Jutland. It is more common to refer to the three traditional districts Vendsyssel, Hanherred and Thy. Although the area is separated from mainland Jutland by the Limfjord, it is traditionally regarded as a part of Jutland rather than an island.

Geographically, it is the second largest island of Denmark after Zealand (excluding Greenland) with a population of 296,700 on 1 January 2014.

Danes rarely refer to the area as a whole, but more often to the three constituent districts or to North Jutland (which also includes an area south of the Limfjord). The adjectives nordenfjords and søndenfjords are commonly used, meaning north and south of the Fjord, respectively. The names can all be considered ad hoc creations, as a traditional name for the island as a geographical unity is lacking.

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