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Protected Buildings and Ancient Monuments

The purpose of the statistics is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Danish protected buildings and ancient monuments, including new protections and de-protections. Data for protected buildings are from 2012 and data for protected ancient monuments are from 2010. Buildings in Denmark have been protected since 1918.

Statistical presentation

The statistics show the number of protected buildings and ancient monuments, including distribution of protected buildings by provinces of the country and construction year in 50 year ranges. The statistics also show the number of new protections and de-protections.

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Statistical processing

The role of Statistics Denmark with respect to this statistics is solely to assure the quality and communicate information that is selected, collected, processed and disseminated by other producers of statistics/data suppliers. Please refer to the original sources for a detailed review of the statistical processing.

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The users include municipalities, organizations and students. There is not carried out a user satisfaction survey to the statistics.

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Accuracy and reliability

The registration in the register of both listed buildings and ancient monuments is done manually and with a certain delay in relation to the decision of conservation.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published annually in mid-February and are usually published in relation to the scheduled time.

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There are no reservations regarding comparability over time.

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Accessibility and clarity

The statistics are published in the (StatBank Denmark) (

Tables: KFRED1: Protected buildings by region, type of building and year of construction. KFRED2: Protected ancient monuments by region and farm category. KFRED3: New protections and de-protections by unit and region.

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