Municipalities of Denmark
|Region||Region of Southern Denmark|
|• Mayor||Jesper Frost Rasmussen|
|• Total||742.5 km2 (286.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC2 (CEST)|
Esbjerg Municipality (Danish pronunciation: [ˈesˌpjɛɐ̯ˀ]) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Its mayor is Jesper Frost Rasmussen, from the Venstre (Center-Right Party) political party. By 1 January 2007, the old Esbjerg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with the former Bramming and Ribe municipalities to form the new Esbjerg municipality. This municipality has an area of 741 km² (286 sq. miles) and a total population of 114,244 (2008).
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Esbjerg, the fifth largest city in Denmark.
Neighboring municipalities with land connection are Tønder to the south, Haderslev to the southeast, Vejen to the east, and Varde to the north. The neighboring municipality to the west is Fanø, an island municipality located in Fanø Bay (Fanø Bugt). Beyond the island of Fanø and Fanø Bay is the North Sea.
Esbjerg's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees.
Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
|2005||10||1||1||3||1||15||31||65.8%||Johnny Søtrup (V)|
|2017||11||1||1||1||2||3||11||1||69.1%||Jesper Frost Rasmussen (V)|
|Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017|