Nykøbing Mors

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Nykøbing Mors

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).[1] 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.

Søren Larsen, 2007

The ground has in the past held Women's One Day Internationals, including matches for the now defunct Denmark women's team.[2]

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.

Notable people[edit]

Mads Christian Holm, 1891
Aksel Sandemose, 1934


  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Ground profile: Nykøbing Mors Cricket Club Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.

External links[edit]

Seal of Nykøbing Mors (1556)

Coordinates: 56°47′43″N 8°51′33″E / 56.79528°N 8.85917°E / 56.79528; 8.85917

This article is a translation of the corresponding article on the Danish Wikipedia, accessed on 25 April 2007.