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 quite young and was not developed until after the establishment of the port in 1868. In 1870, only 460 people lived in Esbjerg. However, the city has experienced steady growth since then.
The market town of Ribe is located south of Esbjerg. Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town and a cultural attraction in itself.
The municipality also consists of smaller towns, villages, and suburban areas.
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Esbjerg could easily be nicknamed the “15 Minutes City”. The city has all the facilities that you expect from a big city and in close proximity. The distance from the city centre of Esbjerg to the countryside and nature is short. Here, everything is within quick reach.
Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town with charming cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses. In 2014, it was elected the most beautiful small town in Europe.
More about Ribe here.
In Esbjerg, we have two universities, a business academy, a university college, a college of marine and technical engineering, and a music academy. In total, there are 6,000 students divided into 60 study programmes in Esbjerg.
There are about 1350 employees working in the energy sector in Esbjerg.
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 1960s to the leading embarkation and service port for offshore installations in the North Sea.