Thisted Municipality

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.

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

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.

LocationsEdit

Thisted 13,500
Hurup 2,700
Hanstholm 2,100
Snedsted 1,100
Nors 1,000
Klitmøller 1,000

ThyEdit

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.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Thisted's municipal council consists of 27 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 I K O V Ø Å
2005 11 1 3 1 1 1 9 27 72.1% Erik Hove Olesen (A)
2009 10 4 2 2 9 68.3% Lene Kjeldgaard (V)
2013 10 2 4 10 1 75.0%
2017 9 5 1 1 3 6 1 1 74.4% Ulla Vestergaard (A)
Data from Kmdvalg.dk 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Notable people of the municipalityEdit

 
Congressman Andrew Petersen, 1921
  • Niels Andersen (1835 in Ydby, Thisted County - 1911) a Danish businessman and politician; created the first large construction company in Denmark; lived in Søholm from 1877
  • Andreas Riis Carstensen (1844 in Sennels, near Thisted – 1906) a Danish painter who specialized in maritime scenes, notably of Greenland.
  • Johan Skjoldborg (1861 in Øsløs in Thisted – 1936) a Danish educator, novelist, playwright and memoirist
  • Andrew Petersen (1870 near Thisted – 1953) was a patternmaker, foundry company executive and politician in New York City
  • Aage Oxenvad (1884 in Gettrup near Thisted – 1944) a Danish clarinetist who played in the Royal Danish Orchestra from 1909
  • Erik Aalbæk Jensen (1923 in Thy – 1997) a Danish writer and Lutheran minister
  • Bent Larsen (1935 in Tilsted near Thisted – 2010) a Danish chess grandmaster and author
  • Jonas Vingegaard (born 1996 in Hillerslev) a Danish cyclist

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