Varde Municipality

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Location of Varde Municipality
Crest 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 1 January 2007 Varde municipality was, as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with the 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. Årre is also located in Varde.

Politics[edit]

Varde's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six political committees. [1]

Municipal council[edit]

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F I L L O V Ø
2005 4 3 8 16 31 73.5% Gylling Haahr (V)
2009 5 2 2 2 1 13 25 66.2%
2013 4 1 2 2 15 1 73.4% Erik Buhl Nielsen (V)
2017 6 1 1 1 2 2 12 72.4%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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