Varde Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Its mayor is Erik Buhl Nielsen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The main town and site of its municipal council is the town of Varde. Its area is 1255.79 km2. It has a population of 50,125 (2008).
|Established||1 January 2007|
|• Mayor||Mads Sørensen|
|• Total||1,256 km2 (485 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
On 1 January 2007 Varde municipality was, as a result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with the existing Blaabjerg, Blåvandshuk, most of Helle (Grimstrup sogn, a part of the former Helle Municipality, merged with Esbjerg Municipality), and Ølgod municipalities to form a new Varde municipality. Årre is also located in Varde.
Varde's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six political committees.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||4||3||8||16||31||73.5%||Gylling Haahr (V)|
|2013||4||1||2||2||15||1||73.4%||Erik Buhl Nielsen (V)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|
- Municipality's official website
- Varde portal
- Varde Official Tourist Information
- Varde Attractions - museums and other sites of interest in Varde