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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.