Nykøbing Mors is the largest town on the DanishLimfjord island of Mors. The town received its charter in 1299 and has a population of 9,062 (1 January 2021). It is located in Morsø Municipality and belongs to Region Nordjylland.
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.
Nykøbing was the seat of the former Dueholm monastery, now part of the Morsland Historical Museum.
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.
- Mads Christian Holm (1827 in Nykøbing Mors – 1892) a Danish shipbuilder and ship-owner who founded the shipping company D/S Norden
- Jens Lind (1874 in Nykøbing Mors – 1939) a Danish apothecary, botanist and mycologist
- Kirstine Smith (1878 in Nykøbing Mors – 1939) statistician and creator of optimal design of experiments
- Aksel Sandemose (1899 in Nykøbing Mors – 1965) a Danish-Norwegian writer
- Tyge Ahrengot Christensen (1918 in Nykøbing Mors – 1996) a Danish botanist and phycologist
- John Degnbol-Martinussen (1947 in Nykobing Mors – 2002) Professor of international development at Roskilde University, and an authority on international development policy
- Karsten Hønge (born 1958 in Nykøbing Mors) a Danish politician
- Mogens Jensen (born 1963 in Nykøbing Mors) a Danish politician and current Minister for Food, Fisheries and Gender Equality and Nordic Cooperation
- Mayianne Dinesen (born 1966 in Nykøbing Mors) a Danish radio personality