Tønder Municipality

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Location of Tønder municipality
An example of a traditional Tønder lace (Tønderknipling)

Tønder (German: Tondern, North Frisian: Tuner) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,278 km², and has a total population of 40,367 (2008). Its mayor is Laurids Rudebeck, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Tønder.

Subdivision[edit]

The municipality was created in 1970 as the result of a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that merged a number of existing parishes:

  • Abild Parish
  • Hostrup Parish
  • Møgeltønder Parish
  • Tønder Parish
  • Ubjerg Parish

History[edit]

On 1 January 2007, Tønder municipality was enlarged as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007) when the Bredebro, Højer, Løgumkloster, Nørre-Rangstrup, and Skærbæk municipalities were merged into the new Tønder municipality.

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 31 seats in the municipal council:

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Coordinates: 54°56′N 8°54′E / 54.933°N 8.900°E / 54.933; 8.900