Højer

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Højer (German:Hoyer, North Frisian Huuger), is a town with a population of 1,181 (1 January 2014)[1] and a former municipality in south Denmark, in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula. The municipality covered an area of 117 km², and had a total population of 2,861 (2005). Its last mayor was Peter Christensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

The coastal area of the former municipality is a nature reserve.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parishes:

  • Daler Parish
  • Emmerlev Parish
  • Hjerpsted Parish
  • Højer Parish

On 1 January 2007 Højer municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Bredebro, Løgumkloster, Nørre-Rangstrup, Skærbæk, and Tønder municipalities to form the new Tønder municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 1,352 km² and a total population of 42,645 (2005).

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  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark

Coordinates: 54°58′N 8°43′E / 54.967°N 8.717°E / 54.967; 8.717