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Sønderborg
""Harbour
Harbour
""Coat of arms of Sønderborg
Coat of arms
""Sønderborg is located in Denmark
Sønderborg
Sønderborg
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 54°54′50″N 9°47′32″E / 54.91382°N 9.79225°E / 54.91382; 9.79225"Coordinates: 54°54′50″N 9°47′32″E / 54.91382°N 9.79225°E / 54.91382; 9.79225
Country "Denmark
"Region "Southern Denmark (Syddanmark)
"Municipality "Sønderborg
Founded 1256
Government
 • Mayor Eric Lauritzen
Area(in "Sønderborg Municipality)
 • City 496.57 km2 (191.73 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2014)
 • City 27,434
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • "Metro 75,264
"Time zone "Central Europe Time ("UTC+1)
Postal code 6400
"Area code(s) (+45) 88
Website www.sonderborg.dk/

Sønderborg (Danish pronunciation: "[ˈsønɐˌbɒːˀ] - (German: ""About this sound Sonderburg ) is a "Danish town of "Region of Southern Denmark. It is the main town and the administrative seat of "Sønderborg Municipality (Kommune). The town has a population of 27,434 (1 January 2014),[1] in a municipality of 75,264.

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Overview[edit]

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Sønderborg Castle

The town of Sønderborg is home to "Sønderborg Castle (Sønderborg Slot), the "Royal Danish Army's Sergeant School (until 2013) and "Sandbjerg Estate (Sandbjerg Gods). Sønderborg castle is in the centre of the town, and houses a museum focusing on the history and culture of the area. The museum is open all year. Sandbjerg Estate, which had belonged for many years to the Dukes of Sønderborg, and then to the Reventlow family, was donated to "Aarhus University in 1954. In addition Sønderborg has a castle-like barracks built by the German military in 1906, placed centrally by Als Fjord, opposite Alsion (see picture below).

The old part of Sønderborg is on the island of "Als, but some of its western "suburbs have spread onto the mainland of "Jutland into what had been the interior of the fort of "Dybbøl.

History[edit]

Prior to the "Second Schleswig War of 1864, Sønderborg was situated in the "Duchy of Schleswig, a Danish "fief, so its history is properly included in the "contentious history of Schleswig-Holstein. In the 1920 "Schleswig Plebiscite returned "Northern Schleswig to Denmark, 43.8% of the city of Sønderborg's inhabitants voted for the cession to Denmark and 56.2% voted for remaining part of Germany.[2]

Education[edit]

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University of Southern Denmark

Both "University of Southern Denmark and "University College South ("Danish: University College Syd) have a branch in Sønderborg.

Geography[edit]

""Sønderborg is located in Denmark
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Aarhus
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Odense
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Aalborg
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Esbjerg
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Sønderborg (lower left) is on the Als Strait in Denmark, southwest of "Copenhagen, north of the German border.

The town of Sønderborg lies on both sides of Alssund; the narrow strait between these two sides is called Als Strait (Alssund). Two road bridges connect the city across the strait: the 682-meter-long (2,238 ft) Als Strait Bridge (Alssundbro), built in 1978-1981; and the 331-meter (1,086 ft) King "Christian X's Bridge (Kong Christian Xs Bro), built in 1925-1930.

Economy[edit]

"Danfoss is in "Nordborg, 25 km from Sønderborg

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by "Sønderborg Airport.

Notable natives[edit]

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KRH Sonderborg, 1962
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Ludvig Harboe
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Else Roesdah, 2012

Arts & Science[edit]

Public ideas[edit]

Business[edit]

Sport[edit]

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Lars Christiansen, 2007
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Simon Poulsen, 2011

Panoramic view[edit]

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"Panoramic photo taken from "Sønderborg Castle towards the harbour.

Culture[edit]

Musical Institutions[edit]

Sønderborg is home to the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra [1], link to Official Site Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester.

Attractions[edit]

"Sønderborg Castle is today a museum about the history of Southern Denmark.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

"" Media related to Sønderborg at Wikimedia Commons

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