Sakskøbing (Danish pronunciation: [ˈsɑksˌkʰøˀpe̝ŋ]) is a town with a population of 4,588 (1 January 2020)[1], which until 1 January 2007 was the seat of the former Sakskøbing municipality (Danish, kommune) in Guldborgsund municipality in Region Sjælland on the northeast coast of the island of Lolland in south Denmark. The former Sakskøbing municipality, including the small island of Vigsø, covered an area of 176 km², and had a total population of 9,299 (2005). Its last mayor was Kaj Petersen a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Sakskøbing. To the north is Tår's Cove (Tårs Vig) and beyond that Rågø Strait (Rågø Sund), the waterway which separates Lolland from Zealand. A finger of Rågø Strait cuts into the former municipality forming Sakskøbing Fjord and then Sakskøbing River (Sakskøbing å)

Coat of arms
The water tower in Sakskøbing

which meanders through the former municipality, as well as through Nykøbing Falster and Nysted until it terminates near the town of Bregninge.

On 1 January 2007 Sakskøbing municipality ceased to exist as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was merged with existing Nykøbing Falster, Nysted, Nørre Alslev, Stubbekøbing, and Sydfalster municipalities to form the new Guldborgsund municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 907 km² and a total population of 63,533 (2005). The new municipality belongs to Region Sjælland ("Zealand Region").

Notable peopleEdit

René Holten Poulsen, 2016
  • Christopher II of Denmark (1276–1332) King of Denmark 1320-1326 and 1329-1332, was given a simple house at Sakskøbing shortly before his death
  • Peter Ilsted (1861–1933) a Danish artist and printmaker of domestic interior scenes
  • Jon Iversen (1889–1964) a Danish stage and film actor and film director [2]
  • Philip R. Rosendahl (1893-1974) journalist and acting governor of North Greenland 1925 to 1928 and Governor 1929 to 1939
  • Svend Erik Hovmand (born 1945) a Danish politician, he was Tax Minister 2001 to 2004
  • Troels Gustavsen (born 1988) a Danish singer/songwriter



  1. ^ BY3: Population 1st January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 12 June 2020

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Coordinates: 54°48′N 11°39′E / 54.800°N 11.650°E / 54.800; 11.650