Lemvig Municipality

Lemvig is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 516.63 km2, and has a population of 20,657 (1 January 2015). Its mayor is Erik Flyvholm, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party.

Lemvig
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Location of Lemvig municipality
Location of Lemvig municipality
Coordinates: 56°32′00″N 8°18′00″E / 56.533333333333°N 8.3°E / 56.533333333333; 8.3Coordinates: 56°32′00″N 8°18′00″E / 56.533333333333°N 8.3°E / 56.533333333333; 8.3
CountryDenmark
RegionMidtjylland
Established1 January 2007
Area
 • Total516.63 km2 (199.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total20,399
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.lemvig.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Lemvig. The town has a population of 6,966.

The current municipality was enlarged on January 1, 2007 as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007) when the former Thyborøn-Harboøre municipality was merged into the existing Lemvig municipality.

A significant part of its southern border is defined by the waters of Bøvling Fjord, Indfjorden and Nissum Fjord. A string of islands define the western perimeter of the waters south of the municipality; some of these islands belong to the municipality, and others belong to its southern neighbor, Ulfborg-Vemb. These waters at the municipality's southern border, encompassing the three fjords, plus Fejsted Kog is a national park.

The Lem Cove (Lem Vig) leads into the town of Lemvig from Nissum Bredning. Lake Ferring (Ferring Sø) lies north of the town of Ferring.

LocationsEdit

The municipality was originally created in 1970 as the result of a kommunalreform ("Municipal Reform") that merged a number of existing parishes:

  • Bøvling Parish
  • Dybe Parish
  • Fabjerg Parish
  • Ferring Parish
  • Fjaltring Parish
  • Flynder Parish
  • Gudum Parish
  • Heldum Parish
  • Hove Parish
  • Hygum Parish
  • Lemvig Parish
  • Lomborg Parish
  • Møborg Parish
  • Nees Parish
  • Nørlem Parish
  • Nørre Nissum Parish
  • Ramme Parish
  • Rom Parish
  • Trans Parish
  • Tørring Parish
  • Vandborg Nissum Parish

The four largest locations in the Municipality are:

Lemvig 6,900
Thyborøn 2,000
Harboøre 1400
Nørre Nissum 990

The town of LemvigEdit

AttractionsEdit

 
Bovbjerg Fyr.
  • The museum of religious art (Museet for religiøs kunst)
  • Bovbjerg Fyr, a light tower at the western coast near Ferring
  • Ramme Dige
  • Jens Søndergård Museum in Ferring
  • Lemvig Museum in the town of Lemvig
  • The planetstien ("planet trail") at the edge of Lemvig town shows a model of the Solar System at a scale of 1:1.000.000.000. The model of the Sun, 1.4 metres in diameter, is in a small park on the edge of town. The other planets follow along a path far out of town, represented as small bronze balls on granite pedestals. The outer planet, Pluto, is nearly 5 kilometres away from the Sun. The trail is part of the Lemvig Museum.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Lemvig's municipal council consists of 21 members, elected every four years.

Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C F K N O V
2005 5 2 1 1 1 15 25 77.3% Erik Flyvholm (V)
2009 4 3 3 1 2 8 21 74.9%
2013 5 2 1 1 12 77.5%
2017 4 1 1 2 1 12 76.7%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable peopleEdit

  • Vilhelm Prior (1835 in at Mølgård in Vandborg Parish, west of Lemvig - 1910) a Danish book dealer and publisher

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit