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Facts about Esbjerg

50 km from North to South and 25 km from East to West. Esbjerg Municipality is located in Southwest Jutland out to the North Sea and the Wadden Sea, and close to Varde Municipality in the North, Vejen and Haderslev in the East and Tønder in the South.
Here are some facts that give an idea about Esbjerg Municipality’s scope and size.

Some facts

Esbjerg Municipality is one of Denmark’s largest with 116.000 inhabitants.

Esbjerg is Denmark’s fifth largest city and the municipality’s main city with 72.000 inhabitants. The city is new and was first developed after the establishment of the port in 1868. In 1870, there were only 460 inhabitants in Esbjerg. The city has experienced steady growth since then.

The market town of Ribe is located South from Esbjerg. Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town and a cultural gem in the area.

Furthermore, the municipality consists of some small towns, villages and suburbs.

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You could call Esbjerg “15 minutes’ city”. The city has all the facilities you can expect from a big city. The distance from the centre of Esbjerg city to the countryside and nature is short. It means that you can access everything easily.

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Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town. In 2014, it was elected as Europe’s most beautiful small town.

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75% of all Danish-produced wind turbines are shipped through the Port of Esbjerg.

The Port of Esbjerg has always been the crankshaft of Esbjerg’s business. It has evolved from Denmark’s largest fishing port in the 60’s to the leading embarkation and service port for offshore installations in the North Sea.

See more on the Port of Esbjerg's website

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