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.
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
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
Distribution of the 31 seats in the municipal council:
- Venstre 12
- Social Democrats 9
- Socialist People's Party 3
- Conservative People's Party 2
- Liberal Alliance 2
- Schleswig Party 2
- Danish People's Party 1
- Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
|This Danish location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|