Place:Åbenrå, Åbenrå, Denmark

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NameÅbenrå
Alt namesAabenraa municipality
Aabenraasource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Apenradesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 2
Åbenråsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Åbenråsource: Wikipedia
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates55.05°N 9.433°E
Located inÅbenrå, Denmark
Also located inSønderjylland, Denmark     (800 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Aabenraa Municipality is a municipality in the Region of Southern Denmark in southwestern Denmark. The municipality has an area of 940.7 km² and a total population of 59,051 (2016). Its largest town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Aabenraa. The mayor of the municipality is Thomas Andresen, representing the Liberal party.

The island of Barsø is located in the northeast corner of the municipality in the Little Belt. Major communities include Lundsbjerg near the capital, Aabenraa; Sogard to the south, Felsted to the east, and Løjt Kirkeby to the north. Løjt Kirkeby is connected by ferry service from the island of Barsø.

From 1864 to 1920, the region was part of Prussia, in the Province of Schleswig-Holstein, and as such part of the North German Confederation and, from 1871 onwards, part of the German Empire. It was formerly the seat of, respectively the German Kreis Apenrade and the Danish Aabenraa County.

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