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.