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Danish Place Names

Place names are important for society. They are used by emergency services (112), The Journey Planner (Rejseplanen), municipalities, the environment authorities, and many more. The Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency maintains the Place Names Register, which is the official register of place names in Denmark.

The Danish Place Names Register comprises the geographical names of everything from the tree, “Kongeegen”, the city “Centrum”, to the peninsula of Jutland. That amounts to a total of 130,000 place names, all registered with a geographical location. It might be a point, a line, or an area that describes the geographical extent of the name.