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 9,031 (1 January 2014). 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.
- 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
- Aksel Madsen (1899 in Nykøbing Mors – 1988) a Danish long-distance runner, competed in the marathon at the 1928 Summer Olympics
- Tyge Ahrengot Christensen (1918 in Nykøbing Mors – 1996) a Danish botanist and phycologist
- Tommy Troelsen (born 1940 in Nykobing Mors) a Danish former footballer, manager and TV presenter, 191 caps for Vejle Boldklub
- John Degnbol-Martinussen (1947 in Nykobing Mors – 2002) Professor of international development at Roskilde University, and an authority on international development policy.
- Morten Hedegaard (born 1972 in Nykøbing Mors) a former Danish cricketer
- Mogens Dahl Nielsen (born 1972 in Nykøbing Mors) a former Danish cricketer
- "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 (in Danish)
This article is a translation of the corresponding article on the Danish Wikipedia, accessed on 25 April 2007.