Lemvig

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Coordinates: 56°33′N 8°19′E / 56.550°N 8.317°E / 56.550; 8.317
Lemvig
Kommune
Lemvig-vest.jpg
Aerial view of Lemvig
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Lemvig
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Coordinates 56°33′N 8°19′E / 56.550°N 8.317°E / 56.550; 8.317
Population 7,031 (2014)
Mayor Erik Flyvholm
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7620
Lemvig in Denmark
Website: www.lemvig.dk

Lemvig, with a population of 15 002 (3 January 2014),[1] is the main town in Lemvig Municipality, Denmark.

History[edit]

Lemvig is a 750 year-old market town, and received its municipal charter in 1545. One of the landmarks of Lemvig is the town church from the 13th century. The old town is situated between the Limfjord, a lake and some hills. The nearby areas of natural beauty were shaped during the last Ice Age.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated 10 kilometers (6¼ miles) from the North Sea 375 kilometers (233 mi) from Copenhagen. Lemvig has an airport.

Economy[edit]

Lemvig's economy is based on traditional sectors such as metal, wood and furniture industry. Among the largest employers in the town are KK Electronics, Nilfisk-Advance, Cheminova and The Danish Coastal Directorate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
Lemvig Church in the center of Lemvig, Denmark. Photograph: Gerd Thiele. August 2, 2005