Sønderborg Municipality

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Coordinates: 54°55′0″N 9°47′0″E / 54.91667°N 9.78333°E / 54.91667; 9.78333
Sønderborg
Municipality
Country Denmark
Region Southern Denmark
Coordinates 54°55′0″N 9°47′0″E / 54.91667°N 9.78333°E / 54.91667; 9.78333
Area 496 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population 75,264 (2014)
Municipality since January 2007
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Sønderborg Municipality in Denmark

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 total population of 75,264 (as of 2014). Its mayor as of 1 January 2014 is Erik Lauritzen, a member of the Socialdemocratic party.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is split into two sections separated by Alssund, the waterway which separates the island of Als from the Jutland mainland.

2007 administrative reform[edit]

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 former Sønderborg municipality covered an area of 54 km2 (21 sq mi), and had a total 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[edit]

Main article: Sønderborg

The site of its municipal council is the town of Sønderborg.

Economy[edit]

The municipality is home to two of the major industrial companies in Denmark Danfoss and Linak.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sønderborg is twinned with:

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