|Area 1,185 km²|
Team FC Sydvest 05
|Local time Monday 11:22 PM|
|Weather 3°C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 99% Humidity|
Points of interest Schackenborg Castle, East Frisian Islands, Naturcenter Tønnisgård, Tønder Museum, Hjemsted Oldtidspark
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.
Map of T%C3%B8nder Municipality, Denmark
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:
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: