Tinglev (German: Tingleff) is a town with a population of 2,746 (1 January 2020) in Aabenraa Municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. Tinglev is a base for German minority institutions in Southern Jutland, the minority Schleswig Party receiving 15.9% of the town's vote in the municipal elections of 2017.
From 1866-1920 Tinglev was part of the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein, and formed a part of Imperial Germany. Notable figures born there include Hjalmar Schacht, a liberal economist who introduced a wide variety of schemes in Germany before and during The Third Reich in order to tackle the effects that the Great Depression had on that country, and was a key player in Nazi-Germany's economic steps towards re-armament.
Until 1 January 2007 Tinglev was also a municipality (Danish: kommune) in the former South Jutland County. The municipality covered an area of 326 km2 (126 sq mi), and has a total population of 10,148 (2005). Its last mayor was Susanne Beier, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parishes:
- Bjolderup Parish
- Burkal Parish
- Bylderup Parish
- Ravsted Parish
- Tinglev Parish
- Uge Parish
Tinglev municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Bov, Lundtoft, Rødekro, and Aabenraa municipalities to form a new Aabenraa municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 951 square kilometres (367 sq mi) and a total population of 60,151 (2005).
- Aabenraa municipality's official website (in German) - (in Danish)
- Aabenraa tourist offic (in German) - (in Danish)
- Municipal statistics - NetBorger Kommunefakta (in German) - (in Danish)
- Municipal statistics - KMD aka Kommunedata (in Danish)
- Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map (in Danish)
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