Former Municipalities of Denmark
|1970 Danish Municipal Reform||April 1, 1970|
|Merged into Esbjerg Municipality||January 1, 2007|
|• Total||351.98 km2 (135.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC2 (CEST)|
Ribe Municipality is a former municipality in Denmark. It was located on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula and belonged to Ribe County. It was abolished effective 1 January 2007. The municipal seat was located in the town of Ribe.
The municipality covered an area of 352 km², with a total population of 18,147 (2005). It also included the island of Manø but not nearby Fanø. Its last mayor was Preben Rudiengaard, representing the liberal political party, Venstre.
Neighboring municipalities were Gram and Rødding to the east, Holsted and Bramming to the north, and Skærbæk to the south. Its western border was defined by the waters of the North Sea. The island of Mandø, located in the North Sea, is connected to the rest of the municipality by a road. Mandø is surrounded by the waters of Knude Deep (Knudedyb) and Juvre Deep (Juvre Dyb), respectively to the north and south of the island.
On 1 January 2007, Ribe Municipality merged with Bramming Municipality and Esbjerg Municipality, forming a new Esbjerg Municipality. This was a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). The new Esbjerg Municipality has an area of 741 km² and a total population of 114,097 (2005) It belongs to Region of Southern Denmark.
- Bencard. 1978
- M. Bencard. 1978. Ribe over the last 1000 years
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map