Svendborg Municipality

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Svendborg Municipality
Svendborg Kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Svendborg Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Svendborg.PNG
Coordinates: 55°06′N 10°36′E / 55.100°N 10.600°E / 55.100; 10.600Coordinates: 55°06′N 10°36′E / 55.100°N 10.600°E / 55.100; 10.600
Country Denmark
Region South Denmark
Seat Svendborg
Government
 • Mayor Curt Sørensen (S)
Area
 • Total 417.0 km2 (161.0 sq mi)
Population (1 January 1 2012)
 • Total 58,612
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 479
Website [1]

Svendborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the southeast coast of the island of Funen, as well as on the islands of Drejø, Hjortø, Skarø, Thurø, and Tåsinge off Funen's southeastern shores in south-central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 418 km², and has a total population of 59,040 (2008). Its mayor is Curt Sørensen (2010), a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Svendborg.

South of the municipality separating that part located on Funen from the other islands is Svendborg Strait (Svendborg Sund).

The 1,220-meter (4003-ft) long Svendborgsund Bridge (Svendborgsundbroen) connects the municipality at the city of Svendborg over the islands of Tåsinge and Siø, where the 774 meter (2540 ft) long Langeland's Bridge (Langelandsbroen) continues to the city of Rudkøbing on the island of Langeland. The Svendborgsund Bridge was opened in 1966. The Langeland's Bridge was opened in 1962, and is Denmark's 10th longest bridge.

Ferry service connects the municipality at the town of Svendborg to the municipality's islands of Skarø, Drejø, and Hjortø, and to the town of Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø.

On 1 January 2007 Svendborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Gudme and Egebjerg municipalities to form an enlarged Svendborg municipality.


Urban areas[edit]

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

# Locality Population
1 Svendborg 27.009
2 Thurø By 3.383
3 Vindeby 2.321
4 Rantzausminde 1.887
5 Stenstrup 1.735
6 Skårup 1.698
7 Ollerup 1.359
8 Troense 1.159
9 Vester Skerninge 1.045
10 Gudme 935

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Svendborg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
2
(36)
4
(40)
9
(48)
14
(58)
19
(67)
21
(69)
21
(69)
17
(62)
11
(52)
7
(44)
3
(37)
10.8
(51.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(28)
−1
(31)
2
(36)
7
(44)
11
(51)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−1
(31)
4.8
(40.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
38
(1.5)
46
(1.8)
41
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
74
(2.9)
53
(2.1)
64
(2.5)
53
(2.1)
58
(2.3)
627
(24.7)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Svendborg, Denmark". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.