Svendborg Municipality

Svendborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region of Southern Denmark on the southeast coast of the island of Funen, as well as on the islands of Drejø, Hjortø, Skarø, Thurø, and Tåsinge off Funen's southeastern shores in south-central Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 418 km², and has a total population of 59,040 (2008). Its mayor is Bo Hansen (2017), a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Svendborg.

Svendborg Municipality

Svendborg Kommune

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 55°06′N 10°36′E
CountryDenmark
RegionSouth Denmark
SeatSvendborg
Government
  MayorBo Hansen (S)
Area
  Total417.0 km2 (161.0 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 1, 2012)
  Total58,612
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code479
Website

South of the municipality separating that part located on Funen from the other islands is Svendborg Strait (Svendborg Sund).

The 1,220-meter (4003-ft) long Svendborgsund Bridge (Svendborgsundbroen) connects the municipality at the city of Svendborg over the islands of Tåsinge and Siø, where the 774 meter (2540 ft) long Langeland's Bridge (Langelandsbroen) continues to the city of Rudkøbing on the island of Langeland. The Svendborgsund Bridge was opened in 1966. The Langeland's Bridge was opened in 1962, and is Denmark's 10th longest bridge.

Ferry service connects the municipality at the town of Svendborg to the municipality's islands of Skarø, Drejø, and Hjortø, and to the town of Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø.

On 1 January 2007 Svendborg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Gudme and Egebjerg municipalities to form an enlarged Svendborg municipality.

Politics

Svendborg's municipal council consists of 29 members, elected every four years. The municipal council has seven political committees. [1]

Municipal council

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 T V Ø Å
2005 8 1 2 2 1 2 1 11 1 29 72.1% Lars Erik Hornemann (V)
2009 9 2 4 2 1 10 1 70.3% Curt Sørensen (A)
2013 6 1 3 1 1 1 5 1 6 4 76.2% Lars Erik Hornemann (V)
2017 10 2 2 1 4 6 3 1 74.8% Bo Hansen (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Urban areas

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

#LocalityPopulation
1Svendborg27,009
2Thurø By3,383
3Vindeby2,321
4Rantzausminde1,887
5Stenstrup1,735
6Skårup1,698
7Ollerup1,359
8Troense1,159
9Vester Skerninge1,045
10Gudme935

Climate

Climate data for Svendborg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(35)
2
(36)
4
(40)
9
(48)
14
(58)
19
(67)
21
(69)
21
(69)
17
(62)
11
(52)
7
(44)
3
(37)
11
(51)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−2
(28)
−1
(31)
2
(36)
7
(44)
11
(51)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−1
(31)
5
(41)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
38
(1.5)
46
(1.8)
41
(1.6)
43
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
74
(2.9)
53
(2.1)
64
(2.5)
53
(2.1)
58
(2.3)
620
(24.6)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

References

  1. Stående udvalg
  2. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Svendborg, Denmark". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
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