Nykøbing Mors

Nykøbing Mors is the largest town on the island of Mors in the Limfjord in Denmark. The town received its charter in 1299 and has a population of 9,033 (1 January 2022).[1] It is located in Morsø Municipality and belongs to Region Nordjylland.

Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors - set fra Havnen.jpg
Official seal of Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors is located in Denmark
Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors
Location in Denmark
Nykøbing Mors is located in North Jutland Region
Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors
Nykøbing Mors (North Jutland Region)
Coordinates: 56°47′43″N 8°51′33″E / 56.79528°N 8.85917°E / 56.79528; 8.85917Coordinates: 56°47′43″N 8°51′33″E / 56.79528°N 8.85917°E / 56.79528; 8.85917
RegionRegion Nordjylland
MunicipalityMorsø Municipality
 • Urban
6.35 km2 (2.45 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Gender [2]
4,417 males and 4,616 females
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7900 Nykøbing Mors


The former Dueholm monastery

The town received its charter in 1299. Nykøbing was the seat of the former Dueholm monastery, now part of the Morsland Historical Museum.

Nykøbing was the place of birth of Danish-Norwegian author Aksel Sandemose and the reputed inspiration for the fictional town of Jante, associated with the Jante Law, in Sandemose's novel A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks.

Søren Larsen, 2007

Søren Larsen and Sons owned a shipyard in Nykøbing Mors. There, the tall ship Søren Larsen was built in 1949. It is a brigantine. She is docked in Sydney, Australia.


Nykøbing is located on the east coast of the island of Mors by the Sallingsund, a sound that separates Mors from the Salling peninsula on the mainland Jutland peninsula in Denmark. It is the largest town on Mors and the island's cultural center. Approximately half of the island's residents live in the area around Nykøbing. The town is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the Sallingsund Bridge, which connects Mors with Salling across the Sallingsund. Nykøbing Mors is located 31 kilometres (19 mi) north of the town Skive in Salling and 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of the town Thisted in Thy.


Located just outside the town on a spit is Nykøbing Mors Cricket Club Ground. The ground has in the past held Women's One Day Internationals, including matches for the now defunct Denmark women's team.[3]

Notable peopleEdit

Mads Christian Holm, 1891
Aksel Sandemose, 1934



  1. ^ a b BY3: Population 1. January by rural and urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ BY1: Population 1. January by urban areas, age and sex The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ "Ground profile: Nykøbing Mors Cricket Club Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 27 April 2020

External linksEdit

This article is a translation of the corresponding article on the Danish Wikipedia, accessed on 25 April 2007.