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Tønder Municipality

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Area  1,185 km²
Team  FC Sydvest 05
Local time  Monday 11:22 PM
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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:

  • Abild Parish
  • Hostrup Parish
  • Møgeltønder Parish
  • Tønder Parish
  • Ubjerg Parish
  • History

    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
  • References

    Tønder Municipality Wikipedia