Facts on Sønderborg
Sønderborg Municipality lies beautifully in the south-eastern corner of Jutland by Flensburg Fjord and the island Als. The area stretches from Rinkenæs and Gråsten in the west to southern Als and Kegnæs to the east with Nordborg to the north, Broager to the south and Augustenborg and Sønderborg in the middle. Around 76,000 people live here.
The area’s largest town is the market town Sønderborg with around 30,000 inhabitants. The Sønderborg town area stretches from the island Als to the mainland.
SØNDERBORG – KEY FIGURES 1997-2007
In collaboration with the municipality, the region has developed ‘Kontur,’ that is responsible for key figures about development in Region South Denmark. By clicking the link, you can look at a range of key figures outlining the most important facts relating to status and development in Sønderborg in the years 1997-2007. You will find figures on expected demographic development, commuting, training, income, occupational structure, employment, etc.
SØNDERBORG AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
Sønderborg Municipality is one of the municipalities that has been hit hard by the recession. But how can this situation be handled so that the workforce’s competences are maintained and improved in order to strengthen opportunities for employment when demand rises? You can read this analysis, prepared by Region South Denmark.
HISTORY OF THE BORDER DISTRICT
The Sønderborg municipality has a long and exciting history that involves both the war in 1864 and the Reunion in 1920, and you can visit our museums if you would like to know more. This is Museum South Jutland’s website. Go to museum South Jutland.
Outlook for the area
Sønderborg wishes to become one of the most dynamic and attractive growth centres in the fields of business development, human well-being and culture by 2020.