Højer is a town with a population of 1,255 (1 January 2011) and a former municipality
Municipalities of Denmark
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 in south Denmark
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, in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland
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 peninsula. The municipality covered an area of 117 km², and had a total population of 2,861 (2005). Its last mayor was Peter Christensen, a member of the Social Democrats
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 (Socialdemokraterne) political party
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The coastal area of the former municipality is a nature reserve.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined a number of existing parish
A parish is a territorial unit historically under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of one parish priest, who might be assisted in his pastoral duties by a curate or curates - also priests but not the parish priest - from a more or less central parish church with its associated organization...

  • Daler Parish
  • Emmerlev Parish
  • Hjerpsted Parish
  • Højer Parish

On 1 January 2007 Højer municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Bredebro
Bredebro is a town with a population of 1,486 in Region of Southern Denmark in Denmark on the Jutland peninsula. The town was the original home of the ECCO shoe manufacturing company....

, Løgumkloster
Løgumkloster , is a town in Tønder municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark with a population of 3,618...

, Nørre-Rangstrup
Until 1 January 2007 Nørre-Rangstrup , was a municipality in the former South Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 302 km², and had a total population of 9,502 . Its last mayor was Ole Østvig Nissen, a member of the Venstre political...

, Skærbæk
Skærbæk is a town with a population of 3,117 and a former municipality on the coast of Tønder municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark...

, and Tønder
Tønder is a municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,278 km², and has a total population of 40,367...

municipalities to form the new Tønder municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 1,352 km² and a total population of 42,645 (2005).
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