Nykøbing Mors is the largest town on the Danish Limfjord island of Mors. The town received its charter in 1299 and has a population of 9,040 (1 January 2013). 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 village 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.
- BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
- "Ground profile: Nykøbing Mors Cricket Club Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- Morslands Historiske Museum (Danish)
This article is a translation of the corresponding article on the Danish Wikipedia, accessed on 25 April 2007.
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