Ribe County

Ribe Amt

Ribe Amt's coat of arms.
Basic Facts
County seat Ribe
Area 3,132 km²
Inhabitants 224,261 (2006)
Ribe County in Denmark

Ribe Amt (English: Ribe County) is a former county (Danish: amt) on the Jutland peninsula of southwest Denmark. It included Denmark's fifth largest city, Esbjerg. The county was abolished effective January 1, 2007, when it merged into Region of Southern Denmark (i.e. Region South Denmark). It was often considered coterminous with South West Jutland (Danish: Sydvestjylland).

List of County MayorsEdit

From To County Mayor
April 1, 1970 November 15, 1972 Kai Knudsen (Venstre)
1972 1989 Frode Madsen (Venstre)
1990 1993 Poul Erling Christensen (Conservative)
1994 December 31, 2006 Laurits Tørnæs (Venstre)

Municipalities (1970-2006)Edit

Coordinates: 55°22′52″N 10°26′07″E / 55.38111°N 10.43528°E / 55.38111; 10.43528