Lemvig

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Lemvig
Kommune
Lemvig-vest.jpg
Aerial view of Lemvig
Coat of arms
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; 8.317Coordinates: 56°33′N 8°19′E / 56.550°N 8.317°E / 56.550; 8.317
Population 6,936 (2015)
Mayor Erik Flyvholm
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7620
Lemvig is located in Denmark
Lemvig
Lemvig in Denmark
Website: www.lemvig.dk

Lemvig, with a population of 6,936 (2017),[1] is the main town in Lemvig Municipality, Denmark.

History[edit]

Lemvig Church in the center of Lemvig, Denmark. Photograph: Gerd Thiele. August 2, 2005

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 local topography was 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 a grass airstrip (ICAO: EKLV).

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.

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