Højer (German:Hoyer, North Frisian Huuger), is a town with a population of 1,176 (1 January 2020)[1], which was the seat of the former Højer municipality in south Denmark, in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula. The municipality covered an area of 117 km2, and had a total population of 2,861 (2005). Its last mayor was Peter Christensen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

View over the town from the watertower

The coastal area of the former municipality is a nature reserve.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parishes:

  • Daler Parish
  • Emmerlev Parish
  • Hjerpsted Parish
  • Højer Parish

On 1 January 2007 Højer municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Bredebro, Løgumkloster, Nørre-Rangstrup, Skærbæk, and Tønder municipalities to form the new Tønder Municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 1,352 km2 and a total population of 42,645 (2005).



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Coordinates: 54°58′N 8°43′E / 54.967°N 8.717°E / 54.967; 8.717