Tommerup Municipality

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Until January 1, 2007 Tommerup municipality was a municipality (Danish, kommune ) in the former Funen County in central Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 74 km², and had a total population of 7,865 (2006). Its last mayor was Finn Brunse, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

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The municipality's main city and the site of its municipal council was Tommerup.

Tommerup is a town in central Denmark with a population of 1,609, located in Assens municipality on the island of Funen.

The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined the following parishes:

A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church. Historically, a parish often covered the same geographical area as a manor. Its association with the parish church remains paramount.

Broholm

Broholm is an estate and manor house in the parish of Gudme, some 10 km (6.2 mi) northeast of Svendborg, on the Danish island of Funen. The private estate has 591 ha, 168 ha being arable, 395 ha being forest and 28 ha in meadows. There are ten rental properties on the estate as well as an equestrian center with outdoor and indoor riding arenas. Denmark's biggest gold hoard from the Migration Period was found at Broholm.

Tommerup municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Haarby, Glamsbjerg, Assens, Aarup and Vissenbjerg municipality to form a new Assens municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 513 km² and a total population of 41,201 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region of Southern Denmark.

Region of Southern Denmark Region of Denmark in Odense

The Region of Southern Denmark is an administrative region of Denmark established on Monday 1 January 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which abolished the traditional counties ("amter") and set up five larger regions. At the same time, smaller municipalities were merged into larger units, cutting the number of municipalities from 271 before 1 January 2006 to 98. The Region of Southern Denmark has 22 municipalities. The reform was implemented in Denmark on 1 January 2007, although the merger of the Funish municipalities of Ærøskøbing and Marstal, being a part of the reform, was given the go-ahead to be implemented on Sunday 1 January 2006, one year before the main reform. It borders Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) to the south and Central Denmark Region to the north and is connected to Region Zealand via the Great Belt Fixed Link.

On the area of Tommerup municipality there is the Tommerup transmitter, whose guyed mast is the tallest construction of Denmark (excluding Greenland).[ citation needed ]

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