Morsø Municipality

Morsø is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Nordjylland in northern Denmark. The municipality is located on the island of Morsø or Mors, an island in the Limfjord, the sound that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. The municipality includes the smaller island of Agerø, and covers an area of 368 km². It has a total population of 22,091 (2008). Its mayor is Egon Pleidrup Poulsen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.

Morsø
Vildsund Øst
Vildsund Øst
Coat of arms of Morsø
Location in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 56°47′00″N 8°45′00″E / 56.7833°N 8.75°E / 56.7833; 8.75Coordinates: 56°47′00″N 8°45′00″E / 56.7833°N 8.75°E / 56.7833; 8.75
CountryDenmark
RegionNordjylland
Area
 • Total364.42 km2 (140.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total20,629
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.morsoe.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Nykøbing Mors.

Nykøbing Mors 9,100
Øster Jølby 660
Sunby 460
Vils 430
Erslev 370
Sejerslev 310

Because Morsø municipality comprises the entirety of the island, all municipal neighbors are separated by a body of water.

The 382-metre (1,253 ft) long Vilsund Bridge (Vilsundbro) connects the municipality at the town of Sundby over the Vil Strait to the town of Vilsund Vest in Thisted municipality.

The 1,717-metre (5,633 ft) long Sallingsund Bridge, which opened on 30 May 1978, connects the municipality at the town of Nykøbing Mors over the Salling Strait to the town of Sallingsund. Before the bridge was built there was a train ferry connection over the strait from the town of Nykøbing to Glyngøre, and a car ferry connection between Pinen at Mors and Plagen at Salling (i.e. "Pinen og Plagen" meaning "the Torment and the Plague").

Morsø municipality was not merged with other municipalities by 1 January 2007 as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007).

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Morsø'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 C F I I M M O V Z
2005 10 3 3 4 1 21 76.3% Egon Plejdrup Poulsen (A)
2009 8 2 2 1 2 6 73.9% Lauge Larsen (A)
2013 7 1 4 1 8 80.0% Hans Ejner Bertelsen (V)
2017 6 1 2 12 77.1%
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

AttractionsEdit

  • Dueholm Cloister (Dueholm Kloster)
  • Højris
  • Jesperhus Flower Park (Jesperhus Blomsterpark)
  • Moler Museum (Molermuseum)

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