|Area||496 km2 (192 sq mi)|
|Municipality||since January 2007|
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Sønderborg Municipality (German: Sonderburg), is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark partially on the Jutland peninsula and partially on the island of Als in south Denmark, at the border with Germany. The municipality covers an area of 495.86 km2 (191.45 sq mi), and has a population of 75,264 (as of 2014[update]). Its mayor 2010-13 was Aase Nyegaard from the local list/party Fælleslisten Sønderborg. She was mayor of Augustenborg Municipality 2002-07. Its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Erik Lauritzen, a member of the Socialdemocratic party.
2007 administrative reform
On January 1, 2007, due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), the former Sønderborg municipality was combined with Augustenborg, Broager, Gråsten, Nordborg, Sydals, and Sundeved municipalities to form a new Sønderborg municipality. The municipality shares the number one position with Lolland Municipality of being formed through the merger of most former municipalities in the reform of 2007:seven (7). The former Sønderborg municipality covered an area of 54 km2 (21 sq mi), and had a population of 30,555 (2005). Its last mayor was Arne Peder Hansen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.
The city of Sønderborg
The site of its municipal council is the town of Sønderborg.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Sønderborg is twinned with:
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sønderborg Kommune.|
- The municipality's official website (Danish)
- Joint webportal for public offices, business and non-profit organisations (English)
- Tourist attractions in Sønderborg (English)
- Video showing the town of Sønderborg
- Student association in Sønderborg