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Nykøbing Mors


Dec 15, 2021

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).[1] It is located in Morsø Municipality and belongs to Region Nordjylland.

Not to be confused with Nykøbing Falster or Nykøbing Sjælland.

Town in Region Nordjylland, Denmark
Nykøbing Mors


Nykøbing Mors
Location in Denmark

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Nykøbing Mors (North Jutland Region)

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Country Denmark
Region Region Nordjylland
Municipality Morsø Municipality


6.35 km2 (2.45 sq mi)


  Urban density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
  Gender [2]

4,400 males and 4,662 females
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7900 Nykøbing Mors

Nykøbing was the place of birth of DanishNorwegian 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.

The former Dueholm monastery

Nykøbing was the seat of the former Dueholm monastery, now part of the Morsland Historical Museum.

Søren Larsen, 2007

Søren Larsen and Sons had a shipyard in Nykøbing Mors. There, the tallship, Søren Larsen was built in 1949. It is a brigantine Her current homeport is Sydney, Australia.

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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]

Mads Christian Holm, 1891
Aksel Sandemose, 1934

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