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Lemvig, with a population of 6,936 (2017),[1] is the main town in Lemvig Municipality, Denmark.

Lemvig
Kommune
Aerial view of Lemvig
Aerial view of Lemvig
Coat of arms of Lemvig
Coat of arms
Lemvig is located in Denmark
Lemvig
Lemvig
Lemvig in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°33′N 8°19′E / 56.550°N 8.317°E / 56.550; 8.317Coordinates: 56°33′N 8°19′E / 56.550°N 8.317°E / 56.550; 8.317
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark (Midtjylland)
MunicipalityLemvig
Government
 • MayorErik Flyvholm
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total6,936
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code7620
Websitewww.lemvig.dk

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HistoryEdit

 
Lemvig Church in the center of Lemvig, Denmark. Photograph: Gerd Thiele. August 2, 2005

Lemvig is a 750-year-old market town, and received its municipal charter in 1545. One of the landmarks of Lemvig is the town church from the 13th century. The old town is situated between the Limfjord, a lake and some hills. The local topography was shaped during the last Ice Age.

GeographyEdit

The town is situated 10 kilometers (6¼ miles) from the North Sea and 375 kilometers (233 mi) from Copenhagen. Lemvig has a grass airstrip (ICAO: EKLV).

EconomyEdit

Lemvig's economy is based on traditional sectors such as metal, wood and furniture industry. Among the largest employers in the town are KK Electronics, Nilfisk-Advance, Cheminova and The Danish Coastal Directorate.

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