Fur (island)

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Fur (alternative older spelling Fuur) is a Danish island in the Limfjord—just north of the Salling peninsula with 767 inhabitants (2020). The biggest town on the island is Nederby with 565 inhabitants (2020). The island has ferry link over Fur Strait from Branden on the Salling side. Fur belongs to Skive Municipality and lies in the Central Denmark Region. It is located at 56°49′N 09°01′E / 56.817°N 9.017°E / 56.817; 9.017.

The island covers an area of 22 km2 and was until 1860 forestless. Today there is forest several places on the island.

The island is linked to the mainland through a 24-hour ferry, the Sleipner-Fur ferry, sailing from Branden. The crossing of the Fursund takes 3–4 minutes.[1]

The island is renowned for its deposits of diatomite, known in Danish as moler which is used for cat litter. Fossil hunting is a popular activity on the island, and the fossils one can find in the moler can be more than 55 million years old.[2] The Fur Museum on the island features exhibits relating to the island, particularly fossils.

In 2010, readers of the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad voted for "Denmark's most wonderful island" and chose Fur ahead of Læsø and Ærø.[3]

Fur is part of Skive municipality.

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  1. ^ "Fursund turistinformation - Fursund Ferry Service". Archived from the original on 2007-04-26. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. ^ "Fursund turistinformation - Fossil Hunting". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  3. ^ "Her er Danmarks skønneste ø". 24 June 2010.

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Coordinates: 56°50′N 9°01′E / 56.833°N 9.017°E / 56.833; 9.017