Fjerritslev is a Danish town in Jammerbugt Municipality, Region Nordjylland.The town's population is 3,401 (1 January 2019).[1]


The mainstreet of Fjerritslev.
The mainstreet of Fjerritslev.
Coat of arms of Fjerritslev
Coat of arms
Jammerbugt's nicest trading town (Danish: Jammerbugtens hyggeligste handelsby)
Country Denmark
RegionRegion Nordjylland
Foundation16th century
 • Total3,401
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST)
Postal code

Until 1 January 2007, Fjerritslev was the municipal seat of the former Fjerritslev Municipality.


Fjerritslev is mentioned in 1552 under the name Fierittzløff, and has probably emerged as a medieval village.

In 1682, Fjerritslev had 20 farms and 14 houses with land, a total of 416.1 tonnes of land cultivated, it was then Kollerup parish's largest village. The cultivation form was grassland without poultry. In the 1830s, the road was built from Nørresundby to Thisted, thus initiating the development of the site: Kollerup Inn was moved here, a post office was established, and the city became the focal point for Nørresundby-Thisted and Fjerritslev-Aggersund dilution routes. Around 1875, the place had the post office, the telegraph station, the steam boiler and the inn.[2] In 1887, a school, 1888, was established as a cooperative dairy. By the turn of the century, the town had boys and girls' schools, realskole, county hospital (1893-94, 18 beds), pharmacy (established in 1824 in Kettrup]] moved to the city in 1898), district farmhouse, Fjerritslev Bank (established 1899), mission house (3 markets, in March, July and October), railway and telegraph station and a post office.[3]

Fjerritslev MunicipalityEdit

Fjerritslev Municipality was until January 1, 2007 a municipality in North Jutland County, Denmark.

The municipality covered an area of 290 km², and had a total population of 8,480 (2005) with the town of Fjerritslev as the municipal seat. Its last mayor was Otto Kjær Larsen, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

It ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with Brovst Municipality, Pandrup Municipality, and Aabybro Municipality to form the new Jammerbugt Municipality.

Coat of ArmsEdit

The rooster on the fleur-de-lis is taken from the arms of the former Han herred. The rooster also symbolises strength, and, together with the sun, optimism and a glorious future. It is also the coat of arm of the former Fjerritslev Municipality.[4]

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  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ J. P. Trap. "Kongeriget Danmark / 2. Udgave 5. Deel. Amterne Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers / 115". Runeberg.
  3. ^ J. P. Trap. "Kongeriget Danmark / 3. Udgave 4. Bind : Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers Amter / 217". Runeberg.
  4. ^ "Fjerritslev". Heraldry wiki.

Coordinates: 57°05′N 9°16′E / 57.083°N 9.267°E / 57.083; 9.267