Varde Municipality

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Location of Varde municipality

Varde Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Its mayor is Erik Buhl Nielsen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The main town and site of its municipal council is the town of Varde. Its area is 1255.79 km². It has a population of 50,125 (2008).

On January 1, 2007 Varde municipality was, due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Blaabjerg, Blåvandshuk, most of Helle (Grimstrup sogn, a part of the former Helle Municipality, merged with Esbjerg Municipality), and Ølgod municipalities to form a new Varde municipality.

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Coordinates: 55°38′N 8°29′E / 55.633°N 8.483°E / 55.633; 8.483