Tønder Municipality

Location of Tønder municipality
An example of a traditional Tønder lace (Tønderknipling)

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:


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:


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Coordinates: 54°56′N 8°54′E / 54.933°N 8.900°E / 54.933; 8.900

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