Esbjerg Municipality

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Esbjerg Municipality (Esbjerg Kommune)
Municipalities o Denmark
Kintra Denmark
Region Region o Soothren Denmark
Seat Esbjerg
Area 742.5 km2 (287 sq mi)
Population 114,244 (2008)
Mayor Johnny Søtrup
Timezone CET (UTC1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC2)

Esbjerg Municipality (Dens pronunciation: [ˈɛsˌbjaɐ̯ˀ]) is a municipality (Dens, kommune) in Region o Southern Denmark on the wast coast o the Jutland peninsulae in soothwast Denmark. Its mayor is Johnny Søtrup, frae the Venstre (Center-Right Pairty) poleetical pairty. Bi 1 Januar 2007, the auld Esbjerg municipality wis, as the result o Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" o 2007), mergit wi the umwhile Bramming an Ribe municipalities tae form the new Esbjerg municipality. This municipality haes an aurie o 741 km² (286 sq. miles) an a tot population o 114,244 (2008).

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The main toun an the steid o its municipal cooncil is the ceety o Esbjerg, the fift lairgest ceety in Denmark.

Neebourin municipalities wi land connection are Tønder tae the sooth, Haderslev tae the southeast, Vejen tae the east, an Varde tae the north. The neebourin municipality tae the wast is Fanø, an island municipality locatit in Fanø Bay (Fanø Bugt). Ayont the island o Fanø an Fanø Bay is the North Sea.

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