Bredebro is a very small town with a population of 1,465 (1 January 2014) 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).
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
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