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Bredebro is a very small town with a population of 1,465 (1 January 2014)[1] in Region of Southern Denmark in Denmark on the Jutland peninsula. The town was the original home of the ECCO shoe manufacturing company.

Until January 1, 2007, Bredebro was also a municipality (Danish, kommune). The municipality covered an area of 151 km², and had a total population of 3,680 (2005). Its last mayor was Vagn Therkel Pedersen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The municipality was created in 1970 as the result of a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined the following parishes: Ballum, Brede, Randerup, Sønder, and Visby parishes.

Bredebo municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Højer, Løgumkloster, Nørre-Rangstrup, Skærbæk, and Tønder municipalities to form the new Tønder municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 1,352 km² and a total population of 42,645 (2005).

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  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark

Coordinates: 55°03′N 8°50′E / 55.050°N 8.833°E / 55.050; 8.833