Varde Municipality

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).

Varde
Varde torv , Danmark.jpg
Coat of arms of Varde
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°38′00″N 8°29′00″E / 55.6333°N 8.4833°E / 55.6333; 8.4833Coordinates: 55°38′00″N 8°29′00″E / 55.6333°N 8.4833°E / 55.6333; 8.4833
CountryDenmark
RegionSouthern Denmark
Established1 January 2007
Government
 • MayorMads Sørensen
Area
 • Total1,256 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total50,289
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.vardekommune.dk Edit this at Wikidata

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.

LocationsEdit

Varde 14,000
Ølgod 3,800
Oksbøl 2,800
Tistrup 1,400
Nørre Nebel 1,350
Agerbæk 1,300
Alslev 1,300
Ansager 1,300

PoliticsEdit

Varde's municipal council consists of 25 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has six political committees.[1]

Municipal councilEdit

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F I L L O V Ø
2005 4 3 8 16 31 73.5% Gylling Haahr (V)
2009 5 2 2 2 1 13 25 66.2%
2013 4 1 2 2 15 1 73.4% Erik Buhl Nielsen (V)
2017 6 1 1 1 2 2 12 72.4%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

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