Thisted Municipality

Location of Thisted municipality
View of beach with small trawlers berthing in Vorupør, Denmark.

Thisted municipality is a municipality (Danish: kommune) in North Jutland Region, Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,072 km², and has a total population of 45,549 (2008). Its mayor is Erik Hove Olesen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne). The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Thisted.

On 1 January 2007 Thisted municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with Hanstholm and Sydthy municipalities to form a new Thisted municipality.


Thisted municipality is roughly identical with the traditional district of Thy, except that the municipality includes a small portion of the district Hanherred, but not the southernmost peninsula of Thy, Thyholm.

Notable people of the municipalityEdit

Bent Larsen, 1961


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Coordinates: 56°57′10″N 8°36′10″E / 56.9528°N 8.60278°E / 56.9528; 8.60278